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Stoic Philosophers on Persons, Property‐Ownership, and Community

A. A. Long

in From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter suggests a further tie between Stoicism and later conceptions of the person as a moral, psychological, and legal entity. That tie has to do not only with consciousness or ... More


“Inevitable Discovery”: Searches, Narrative, Identity

Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how the question of searches and seizures in the law, and the legal doctrines both protecting the individual and providing for his or her capture by social institutions, images ... More


Discovering the Self in Self-Pleasuring

Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on masturbation, the sex that one has with oneself. If masturbation becomes a “problem”—rather than simply a fact of life, dating from infancy and openly discovered at ... More


Christology and Cosmology: Models of Divine Activity in Origen, Eusebius, and Athanasius

J. Rebecca Lyman

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267454
eISBN:
9780191683275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267454.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book offers a fresh interpretation of the relation between Greek thought and ancient Christian theology through an analysis of three foundational and controversial thinkers: Origen, Eusebius of ... More


Gender Identity and Women's Agency: Culture, Norms, and Internalized Oppression Revisited

Diana Tietjens Meyers

in Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women's Agency

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140415
eISBN:
9780199871476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140419.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Because individual identities evolve in the context of enculturation, interpersonal bonds of affection and interdependency, and unconscious attitudes and wishes, a philosophical account of ... More


How Many Languages Do We Need?: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity

Victor Ginsburgh and Shiomo Weber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136899
eISBN:
9781400838905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136899.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

In the global economy, linguistic diversity influences economic and political development as well as public policies in positive and negative ways. It leads to financial costs, communication ... More


To Be an American

Benjamin R. Barber

in An Aristocracy of Everyone: The Politics of Education and the Future of America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195091540
eISBN:
9780199854172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091540.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter suggests that to teach liberty to Americans, they must be taught their own history. Though every history is contested, it is very important to an individual or national identity. The ... More


George Wither, Citizen Prophet

Michelle O'Callaghan

in The ‘Shepheards Nation’: Jacobean Spenserians and Early Stuart Political Culture 1612-25

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186380
eISBN:
9780191674549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186380.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

As Wither believes that he is the Master of his self, his self-assertion exudes the ideal representative of individualism during the period of Renaissance. However, individualism does not exactly ... More


Paths to Post-Nationalism

Monica Heller

in Paths to Post-Nationalism: A Critical Ethnography of Language and Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746866
eISBN:
9780199827091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746866.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a closer look at how social actors meet the challenges of reimaging individual and collective identity at the limits of what nationalism can do. It shows a variety of discursive ... More


The Politics of Coming Out: Visibility and Identity in Activism against Child Sexual Abuse

Nancy Whittier

in Strategies for Social Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672899
eISBN:
9781452947174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the relationship between identity strategies and social change by looking at studies on activism against child sexual abuse. It analyzes the concept of “coming out” in ... More


Individual and Collective Identities in Russian Orthodoxy

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter addresses trends within Russian Orthodoxy from the point of view of the formation of collective and individual identities and their interaction within and around the church. It deals ... More


Identity Formation: Communities and Individuals

KELLY J. KNUDSON and CHRISTOPHER M. STOJANOWSKI

in Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036786
eISBN:
9780813041865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036786.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter briefly summarizes and contextualizes the book's contributions. The focus is on contextualizing both social identities that occur at the level of the community and those which take place ... More


Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation

Eugene Fontinell

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823220700
eISBN:
9780823284863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823220700.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Can we, who have been touched by the scientific, intellectual, and experimental revolutions of modern and contemporary times, still believe that we as individual persons are immortal? Indeed, is ... More


The Condition of England: Ivanhoe and Kenilworth

Andrew Lincoln

in Walter Scott and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter looks at the time when Scott first turned to English history in his fiction, and shows the relevance of public spectacle in creating popularity. It first examines Ivanhoe, which deals ... More


Arab Autobiography in the Twenty-first Century

Valerie Anishchenkova

in Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748643400
eISBN:
9781474406321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643400.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Conclusion compares autobiographical modes analyzed in previous chapters through examinations of similarities and contrasts between them. The chapter draws conclusions about the evolution of modes of ... More


Memories of Storied Heroes

Alison Futrell (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores how the slaves of Batiatus' ludus rebuild their individual identities by redefining categories of value and connection, gender and family, as they are stripped of their past and ... More


Affective Gestures: Hip-hop Aesthetics, Blackness, and the Literacy of Performance

Miles White

in From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter looks at the ways in which the body, aesthetic features of hip-hop music, and the material culture that surrounds it are deployed to construct affect and help delineate between what is ... More


Impossible History and the Politics of Life

in William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226502595
eISBN:
9780226502618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502618.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter analyzes the process of subjective organization in the illuminated books of William Blake, focusing on The Book of Urizen, The Book of Ahania and The Book of Los. It examines the ... More


Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity

David J. Vázquez

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673261
eISBN:
9781452947310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673261.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Just as mariners use triangulation, mapping an imaginary triangle between two known positions and an unknown location, so, this text contends, Latino authors in late twentieth-century America ... More


Promising the Future: The Language of Obligation in Sidney’s Old Arcadia

J. K. Barret

in Untold Futures: Time and Literary Culture in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702365
eISBN:
9781501705878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702365.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents a reading of Sir Philip Sidney’s prose romance, the Old Arcadia. It argues that the romance undermines devices intended to cast and secure particular futures, such as promises ... More


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