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Prologue: The Historical Setting at the Beginning: America and Europe in the 1890s

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

This Prologue sums up the vast upheavals accompanying the turn of the century, featuring the fate of empires and diplomatic relations between European powers and the US, but also the ‘arrival of the ... More


What’s in a Name? Notes on the Making of Seereer Identity

François G. Richard

in Reluctant Landscapes: Historical Anthropologies of Political Experience in Siin, Senegal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226252407
eISBN:
9780226252681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252681.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 3 takes on the historical limits of ethnicity, a ‘public secret’ whose avoidance does a great deal of political work in Senegal. Starting with common depictions of Seereer people as ... More


Traditions of Invention

Heather Paxson

in The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520270176
eISBN:
9780520954021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270176.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

“Traditions of Invention” retraces the history of cheesemaking in the United States to argue that continuities in fabrication methods between factory and farmstead creameries are obscured by changes ... More


Classics and National Cultures

Susan A. Stephens and Phiroze Vasunia (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Numerous nations have in one way or another engaged with the cultures of classical Greece and Rome. What impact does the classical past have on ideas of the nation, nationhood, nationality, and what ... More


Introduction: The Karmapas’ Journey to Xanadu

Ruth Gamble

in Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism: The Third Karmapa and the Invention of a Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190690779
eISBN:
9780190690809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690779.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Buddhism

The introduction begins with a brief overview of Rangjung Dorje’s life. It describes his birth in the high Himalaya in southern Tibet, his recognition as the reincarnation of the second Karmapa, ... More


Introduction: inventing moroccan islam

Edmund Burke

in The Ethnographic State: France and the Invention of Moroccan Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520273818
eISBN:
9780520957992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273818.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The introduction provides an overview of the scope and aims of the book. It begins by noting that the Moroccan colonial archive was the collective product of a generation of French scholars and ... More


Introduction: The Archaeology and History of Indian Buddhism

Lars Fogelin

in An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199948215
eISBN:
9780190234157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948215.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter introduces the argument that asceticism emerged in Indian Buddhism in the mid-first millennium CE as an invention of tradition. This stands in contrast to traditional histories, which ... More


The Invention of Tradition in Martial Arts

Paul Bowman

in The Invention of Martial Arts: Popular Culture Between Asia and America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197540336
eISBN:
9780197540374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197540336.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 9 examines ‘The Invention of Tradition in Martial Arts’ and explores the status of the imagined binaries that often structure interest in ‘traditional East Asian’ arts, as well as the desire ... More


Imaginary Socialization

Mohamed-Ali Adraoui

in Salafism Goes Global: From the Gulf to the French Banlieues

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190062460
eISBN:
9780190062491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062460.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Imaginary socialization refers to the gap between the perception of an identity that makes no concessions and the leeway for interpretation permitted by authorized clerics. It relates more generally ... More


Images of a traditional authority: the case of Ker Kwaro Acholi in northern Uganda

Clare Paine

in Images of Africa: Creation, negotiation and subversion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091469
eISBN:
9781781708491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091469.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Across sub-Saharan Africa traditional authorities have gained prominent positions in both state building enterprises and development programmes since the 1990s. In Uganda there has been an emergence ... More


The Rules of the Game, or, How to Become the Best Player

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Beyond the rules of specific games and the subjective choices of players that determine how play activities proceed, cultural norms also influence and shape the way people play. Two behavioral ... More


Italian Classical-Revival Painters and the ‘Southern Question’

Luna Figurelli

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the classical revival in Italy, which started around 1860, shortly before the unification of the country as a kingdom. Contrary to the British and the French revivals — mostly ... More


Final Comments: Spacial and Temporal Sanctity

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter shifts from the 'microscopic' to the 'macroscopic' perspective, to make several observations on medieval Islamic constructions of the 'sacred'. It demonstrates similarities between the ... More


The Nation and Its Fragments: Essay on “Briefwechsel über Ossian und die Lieder alter Völker” (1773)

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The first use of the word and concept, Volkslied (folk song), appears in Herder’s 1773 essay on the Ossian controversy, published in an influential volume of essays containing his own reflections the ... More


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