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The Appropriation of Divine Life in Cyril of Alexandria

Daniel A. Keating

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267132
eISBN:
9780191602092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267138.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Presents a comprehensive account of sanctification and divinization in Cyril as set forth in his New Testament biblical commentaries. By establishing the importance of pneumatology in Cyril’s ... More


A Reader's Guide to the Hanumāyana

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides annotations for each of the forty tales recounted in the previous chapter. These notes trace, when possible, the literary history of each story, examine significant ... More


The Earliest Dormition Traditions: Their Nature and Shape

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250752
eISBN:
9780191600746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250758.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The first four Christian centuries are remarkably silent regarding the end of the Virgin Mary's life. Only in the later fifth century do we encounter the earliest Dormition traditions. At this point, ... More


“I Had a War With Myself ”: Palestinian-Israeli Youth and the Narration of Hyphenated Identities

Phillip L. Hammack

in Narrative and the Politics of Identity: The Cultural Psychology of Israeli and Palestinian Youth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195394467
eISBN:
9780199863488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394467.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the personal narratives of Palestinian–Israeli youth using two valuable theoretical concepts. First, it calls upon the idea of hyphenated selves, recently developed by Michelle ... More


A LIFE STORY MADE IN AMERICA

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Beginning with an account of how rescue workers responded to the World Trade Center attacks of 9/11, this Prologue sets forth the book's central thesis: The most caring and productive midlife adults ... More


AN AMERICAN'S CONFESSIONS AND FINAL THOUGHTS

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this Epilogue, the author talks about how his own life fits and does not fit the narrative pattern of the redemptive self. He discusses also the general notion of life as a narrative text.


Chernobyl in Historical Light

Adriana Petryna

in Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151663
eISBN:
9781400845095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151663.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores some of the prehistory of reception of the Chernobyl disaster in various aspects of Soviet-era life from the perspective of individuals and families living outside ... More


Race/Erasure: Douglass to Roth

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the American dilemma of race, exploring the rise of a literary countertradition that privileges silence and dissimulation over candor and accessibility. Examples are Frederick ... More


Neoliberal Life Narrative: From Testimony to Self-Help

Leigh Gilmore

in Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177146
eISBN:
9780231543446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177146.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter three examines the historicized women’s life narrative as it migrates into the 21st century, via Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club and television show, to the genres of self-help and redemption ... More


Introduction: Word Made Flesh

Gillian Whitlock

in Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226895253
eISBN:
9780226895277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895277.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book begins with Salam Pax to stress transformation and experiments in ways that selves are imagined and constructed now. Pax is a sign of a world that is “massively globalized” in the recent ... More


My Border Stories: Life Narratives, Interdisciplinarity, and Post-Nationalism in Ethnic Studies

Barbara Brinson Curiel

in Post-Nationalist American Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224384
eISBN:
9780520925267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter gives a personal life narrative, where the author of this book reveals that she comes from a family of border-jumpers. The chapter is also concerned with Ethnic Studies and ... More


Sight Unseen: Contemporary Visual Slave Narratives

Janet Neary

in Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272891
eISBN:
9780823272945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272891.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Establishing and examining an archive of contemporary visual slave narratives—including Glenn Ligon’s Narratives and Runaways series (1993), Kara Walker’s Slavery! Slavery! (1997) and Narratives of a ... More


Creating a Memory of Oneself: Narrative Identity

Jens Brockmeier

in Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199861569
eISBN:
9780190264666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861569.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Different chapters of this book are dedicated to different features of the autobiographical process; this chapter examines its interplay with identity formation. It proposes a new theory of narrative ... More


Communities of Memory, Narratives of Experience

Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

in Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the life-history narratives of refugee children and explores the construction of their memories. It focuses on four themes that recur in their life histories: departure, ... More


Old Lives: Huxley’s Brave New World

Maren Tova Linett

in Literary Bioethics: Animality, Disability, and the Human

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479801268
eISBN:
9781479801299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801268.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 takes a disability studies approach to aging by viewing Brave New World (1932) as a thought experiment that explores the value of old age. Reading the novel alongside Ezekiel Emanuel’s ... More


Introduction: Moroccan Women’s Auto/Biographical and Testimonial Acts in Context

Naïma Hachad

in Revisionary Narratives: Moroccan Women's Auto/Biographical and Testimonial Acts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620221
eISBN:
9781789623710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620221.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The introduction discusses the heterogeneity of Moroccan and Moroccan-born women’s self-referential practices and identifies the resources on which they draw, situating the diverse contexts in/from ... More


Modernists Explain Things to Me: Collecting as queer feminist Response

Melanie Micir

in The Passion Projects: Modernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193113
eISBN:
9780691194271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193113.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter emphasizes that some impassioned biographical acts and archives range beyond the merely textual. It focuses on three examples of canonizing life narratives: the midcentury memoirs of ... More


Tainted Testimony: The Work of Scandal

Gillian Whitlock

in Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226895253
eISBN:
9780226895277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895277.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores what happens when a “hot” life narrative is outed as a hoax text, and a potent moral and political force turns cold, with its potency diminishing in a painful aftermath. It ... More


Unauthorized Plots: Life Writing, Transnationalism, and the Possibilities of Agency

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines two extended life narratives by undocumented subjects: Ramón “Tianguis” Pérez’s memoir Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant and the oral history of an undocumented Nicaraguan ... More


Redemption

Dan P. McAdams

in The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780197507445
eISBN:
9780197507476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507445.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The last chapter in the book, entitled “Redemption,” begins with a summary of the book’s argument up to this point and then considers the broad cultural and political role of redemptive narratives in ... More


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