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Creatures of Cain

Erika Lorraine Milam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

After World War II, the question of how to define a universal human nature took on new urgency. This book charts the rise and precipitous fall in Cold War America of a theory that attributed man's ... More


Autoselection: selfish genetic elements

Graham Bell

in Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198569725
eISBN:
9780191717741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569725.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Genetic elements that spread by parasitizing the replicative machinery of a host cell are common inhabitants of the genome, especially in multicellular sexual organisms. They show how genetic ... More


The Immune System and Cancer

William R. Clark

in In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336634
eISBN:
9780199868568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336634.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Cancers arise as a result of mutations in genes controlling cell division. They may well arise in the body on a fairly frequent basis. Most or all cancers display information on their surface that ... More


Organ Transplantation

William R. Clark

in In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336634
eISBN:
9780199868568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336634.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

T cells are the major barrier to the transplantation of organs between other than genetically identical twins. The basis for immune rejection lies in the incredible heterogeneity among humans in ... More


Production History and Background

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Woo came to The Killer with a diversified background in Hong Kong filmmaking. In addition to John Woo's apprenticeship with Chang Cheh, he had worked as a contract director for Golden Harvest. Woo's ... More


Introduction

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Killer (John Woo, 1989) is one of the key films of the Hong Kong New Wave period. It achieved a secure cult status in the West and has exercised great influence on Western and Asian filmmakers. ... More


Conclusion

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Woo's The Killer was central to the innovative quality of the new Hong Kong cinema. This film helped to filter Hollywood and European action and noir influences through the web of Chinese ... More


Female Serial Killers In Social Context: Criminological institutionalism and the case of Mary Ann Cotton

Elizabeth Yardley and David Wilson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326458
eISBN:
9781447327639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326458.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

To date, approaches to understanding serial murder have focused on individual cases rather than the social context in which they occurred. This book marks a departure by situating nineteenth century ... More


The Hardest of the Hard Cases: The Young Homicide Offender

Franklin E. Zimring

in American Juvenile Justice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181166
eISBN:
9780199943302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181166.003.0057
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the substantive principles that should govern the punishment of adolescents who kill. The first section shows that the stereotypical versions of juvenile and criminal courts ... More


Cain’s Children

Erika Lorraine Milam

in Creatures of Cain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter traces the popularization of the “killer ape” theory through the work of Robert Ardrey. It shows how Ardrey did not confine his use of “mankind” to Homo sapiens or to men. Preferring to ... More


Magic Mineral to Killer Dust: Turner & Newall and the Asbestos Hazard

Geoffrey Tweedale

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243990
eISBN:
9780191697326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243990.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Asbestos was once known as the ‘magic mineral’ because of its ability to withstand flames. Yet since the 1970s, it has become a notorious and feared ‘killer dust’ that is responsible for thousands of ... More


HistoryXFable

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In the deCODE mass media stories, no one leveraged the saga effect better than Robert Kunzig in his December 1998 piece in Discover, “Blood of the Vikings.” The issue was on U.S. newsstands as the ... More


M

Samm Deighan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325772
eISBN:
9781800342422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325772.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fritz Lang's first sound feature, M (1931), is one of the earliest serial killer films in cinema history and laid the foundation for future horror movies and thrillers, particularly those with a ... More


Webster's Killers

Martin Wiggins

in Journeymen in Murder: The Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112280
eISBN:
9780191670749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112280.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Renaissance courts of John Webster's tragedies swarm with assassins. The plays depict a society in which aristocratic lust and honour pursues its intrigues through murder. Hired killers are the ... More


Let the Right One In

Anne Billson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733506
eISBN:
9781800342514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

These days it takes a very special vampire movie to stand out. Like Twilight, the Swedish film Let the Right One In is a love story between a human and a vampire but there the resemblance ends. Let ... More


Englishness Identified: Manners and Character 1650–1850

Paul Langford

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246403
eISBN:
9780191697586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246403.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

In the 17th century the English were often depicted as a nation of barbarians, fanatics, and king-killers. Two hundred years later they were more likely to be seen as the triumphant possessors of a ... More


Hannibal’s Precursors

Barry Forshaw

in Devil’s Advocates: The Silence of the Lambs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the other serial killers in the cinema before Hannibal Lecter. In 1959, the writer Robert Bloch was inspired by the gruesome case of the Wisconsin mass murderer Ed Gein, with ... More


Crimes of Art + Terror

Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226472058
eISBN:
9780226472089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472089.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Do killers, artists, and terrorists need one another? This book explores the disturbing adjacency of literary creativity to violence and even political terror. The book begins by anchoring the ... More


Lost Causes: Agenda Vetting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security

Charli Carpenter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448850
eISBN:
9780801470363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448850.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why do some issues and threats—diseases, weapons, human rights abuses, vulnerable populations—get more global policy attention than others? How do global activist networks decide the particular ... More


The Ethics of Computer Games

Miguel Sicart

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012652
eISBN:
9780262255134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012652.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

Despite the emergence of computer games as a dominant cultural industry (and the accompanying emergence of computer games as the subject of scholarly research), we know little or nothing about the ... More


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