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Mexico City: Space to Mourn, Time to Spend

CARLOS MONSIVÁIS

in Mexico City through History and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter describes Mexico City through the observant eyes of Carlos Monsiváis, an influential and engaging commentator of the transformations of the city. This urban cronica offers snapshots of ... More


The Voice of Science

Elaine Howard Ecklund

in Science vs Religion: What Do Scientists Really Believe?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392982
eISBN:
9780199777105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392982.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Through in-depth portraits of the scientists she interviewed and extensive survey data analysis, Ecklund provides key insights into the myriad reasons scientists reject faith. Scientists at elite ... More


The Rules of the Bimetallic Game

Marc Flandreau

in The Glitter of Gold: France Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard 1848-1873

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257867
eISBN:
9780191601279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257868.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 5 studies the rules of bimetallic game. It discusses the constraints and opportunities of bimetallic regimes for monetary authorities. It shows that, contrary to a widespread view, a ... More


Conclusion

Ellen Seiter

in Television and New Media Audiences

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711421
eISBN:
9780191694905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711421.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

As the ABC billboard emphasizes that watching TV exudes hipness and honour in spite of the negative connotations that it is attributed with, this is made possible only because this advertising was ... More


After Free Verse: The New Nonlinear Poetries

Marjorie Perloff

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter started by describing the history of free verse, and stating that it is now more than a century old. The chapter also presents the implication of the claim for “neutral availability”, ... More


Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Thomas Schramme (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychopathy has been the subject of investigations in both philosophy and psychiatry and yet the conceptual issues remain largely unresolved. This volume approaches psychopathy by considering the ... More


The Decline of the Early Victorian Anti-Catholic Movement

John Wolffe

in The Protestant Crusade in Great Britain 1829–1860

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201991
eISBN:
9780191675119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201991.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the decline of the anti-Catholic movement in Great Britain during the mid-1850s. It analyses the structure of the Protestant movement and its political campaigns from 1855 ... More


Elgin Offers his First Collection to the Government

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lord Elgin's way of life took a huge turn when he lost his seat in the House of Lords and a result of how he had parole to the French government. As such, his visits to London were rare after he ... More


The Classification of Defences

Fiona Leverick

in Killing in Self-Defence

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199283460
eISBN:
9780191712654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283460.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the ways in which criminal defences can be classified, why classification might be important, and where self-defence fits into such a classification. It argues that defences ... More


Forced Labor

Susan C. Mapp

in Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective: An Introduction to International Social Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195313451
eISBN:
9780199893423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313451.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

While many people in the United States believe that slavery ended after the American Civil War, the unfortunate truth is that slavery still continues around the world. A relatively small percentage ... More


Implications of a Common Law of International Adjudication

Chester Brown

in A Common Law of International Adjudication

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199206506
eISBN:
9780191709708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206506.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that the emergence of a common law of international adjudication has significant practical and theoretical implications. It then considers whether the common law of international ... More


Petitionary Mourning

Saul M. Olyan

in Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199264865
eISBN:
9780191698996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264865.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter provides an in-depth discussion of petitionary mourning, the mourning rites followed by individuals and communal supplicants in time of need. Petitionary mourning is a second, distinct ... More


Exhaustion

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Hoping for gentleness requires strength; occasionally we lose hope. We don’t know what the lack of gentleness causes: perhaps words trampled; bodies mistreated; sad passions; charred emotions. In ... More


Penumbra

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We have never concealed so much, but we do so under the pretence of the constraint of total transparency. Gentleness cannot occur under this rule of exhibitionism. There is a gentleness within ... More


Listening

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0028
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Gentleness participates in a gesture that invites the other. What gives rise to listening is the possibility of an emotion complicit in connecting with what the other is not aware of in himself. The ... More


1942

Tonny Banham

in We Shall Suffer There: Hong Kong's Defenders Imprisoned, 1942-45

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099609
eISBN:
9789882207677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099609.003.0055
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the events that occurred in 1942, which started with the continuous efforts of the Japanese to gain control of their new conquest. Their initial focus was to rationalize the ... More


Key decisions and their consequences

Susan Strange

in Casino Capitalism: with an introduction by Matthew Watson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992651
eISBN:
9781526104168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992651.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We are looking for the key decisions which have altered the course of world economic history in recent times, and which have shaped the development of the world economy and determined shifts in the ... More


Betting in the dark

Susan Strange

in Casino Capitalism: with an introduction by Matthew Watson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992651
eISBN:
9781526104168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992651.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Instead of offering some protection against the uncertainties of life, money has itself become the cause of new uncertainties. Not only is there uncertainty over the duration of the world depression, ... More


The guessing game

Susan Strange

in Casino Capitalism: with an introduction by Matthew Watson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992651
eISBN:
9781526104168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992651.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We have seen that increased uncertainty has produced a marked hypertrophy of financial markets and financial dealing, much of it speculative in character. It has also increased the inequality in ... More


So what?

Benjamin J. Cohen and Susan Strange

in Mad Money: with an introduction by Benjamin J. Cohen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992668
eISBN:
9781526104076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992668.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

What are we to make of the condition of financial markets? Who is to blame and what can be done about it? Finance is calling the tune, rather than governments. Governments have less and less control ... More


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