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Local Custom, Memory, and Record

Adam Fox

in Oral and Literate Culture in England 1500–1700

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251032
eISBN:
9780191698019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251032.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the relationship between oral and written transmission in the communication of customary law during the 16th- and 17th century England. Custom served to structure a lived ... More


Halakhah and Minhag: The Customs of the People as Law

Louis Jacobs

in Tree of Life: Diversity, Flexibility and Creativity in Jewish Law

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100394
eISBN:
9781800340299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100394.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the question of minhag (custom) and the halakhic recognition that vox populi is vox Dei — or in the later Hebraic formulation, ‘the custom of our fathers is Torah’. Minhag, in ... More


The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Douglas Harper and Patrizia Faccioli

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Outside of Italy, the country's culture and its food appear to be essentially synonymous. And indeed, as this book makes clear, preparing, cooking, and eating food play a central role in the daily ... More


Plurality of Hindu Law and Women’s Rights Under it

Flavia Agnes

in Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655247
eISBN:
9780199081189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores whether the plurality of Hindu law has permitted any space for negotiating women’s rights. It examines the diverse sources of Hindu law, the various regional and local customs ... More


Frames of Reference

Douglas Harper and Palrizia Faccioli

in The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter presents some of the features of Italian history that show the pull between national and regional identities. It considers the tensions between the national and regional, between poverty ... More


The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

Thomas Höllmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161862
eISBN:
9780231536547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tracks the growth of food culture in China from its earliest burial rituals to today’s Western fast food restaurants, mapping Chinese cuisine’s geographical variations and local customs, ... More


2 2 Rising from the Ashes:Postmodern Hindu Law

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699210
eISBN:
9780199080298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses in detail the issues and themes of postmodern Hindu law. It shows that the conceptual foundations of Hindu law work against a positivist top-down strategy. It demonstrates that ... More


Setting the Table

Douglas Harper and Palrizia Faccioli

in The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Italy is famous for its cuisine, but most tourists must be content to sample Italian food in pizzerias, trattorie, and restaurants. This book is a dialogue between two sociologists from the same ... More


Localized consumption: Bone ‘spoons’ and regional identities in Roman Britain

Hella Eckardt

in Objects and Identities: Roman Britain and the North-Western Provinces

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199693986
eISBN:
9780191804854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693986.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores regional styles existing below the homogenising influence of trade in the Roman Empire's northern provinces, particularly Britain. In particular, it analyses the highly regional ... More


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