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From Death to Resurrection: Modern Islam

Jane Idleman Smith and Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

in The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156492
eISBN:
9780199834662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156498.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Contemporary (twentieth century) Muslim exegetes and interpreters have taken the classical materials of scripture and tradition and recast them in the light of modern understanding. In this chapter, ... More


Songs for Dead Parents: Corpse, Text, and World in Southwest China

Erik Mueggler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483382
eISBN:
9780226483412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483412.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Death has become the central salient topic in many parts of rural China. Transformations in economic life, social structure, political ideology, and spiritual aspirations have occurred at dizzying ... More


The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

Stephen E. Braude

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071527
eISBN:
9780226071534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

For over thirty years, the author of this book has studied the paranormal in everyday life, from extrasensory perception and psychokinesis to mediumship and materialization. The book is an account of ... More


Great Expectations: The Materiality of Commensurability in Social Media

Susan V. Scott and Wanda J. Orlikowski

in Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664054
eISBN:
9780191745423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664054.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter considers the question of commensuration — the process of comparison according to a common metric — and how it is accomplished on online social media websites. When commensurability is ... More


Inverse Instrumentality: How Technologies Objectify Patients and Players

Hamid Ekbia Bonnie A. Nardi

in Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664054
eISBN:
9780191745423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664054.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

A growing trend in the development of large-scale technological systems seeks to strategically insert human beings into these systems in order to allow them to function in intended ways. These ... More


Technologies of Failure, Bodies of Resistance: Science, Technology, and the Mechanics of Materializing Marked Bodies

Josef Barla

in Mattering: Feminism, Science, and Materialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479833498
eISBN:
9781479842308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479833498.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Asking for technology and the body at the same time almost inevitably evokes the question of what kinds of connections extend between the two. But what if it is not so much a question of connections ... More


Representation: Images in Social Interactions

Tonio Hölscher

in Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome: Between Art and Social Reality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294936
eISBN:
9780520967885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294936.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Regarding the role of images in social life, three fundamental categories are to be distinguished: representation, decor, and objects of discourses. Representation was a major aim, because ancient ... More


Body Work

Erik Mueggler

in Songs for Dead Parents: Corpse, Text, and World in Southwest China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483382
eISBN:
9780226483412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483412.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The third part of a speech to the dead focuses on fashioning material bodies for the dead, their extensive bodies. The songs describe two such bodies: an ancestral effigy given a home in a ... More


The Spirit of God Moved upon the Face of the Waters: Orthodox Holiness and the Natural World

Donald Sheehan

in Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251445
eISBN:
9780823252909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251445.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Central to Orthodox asceticism is the work of opening space in ourselves between our desires and our actions. If every desire we have triggers an action we take then two disastrous effects follow. ... More


Development as Cosmogony: Ritual and Materialization

Diana Espírito Santo

in Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060781
eISBN:
9780813050850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060781.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter contains some of the book’s most central arguments, namely, those pertaining to the nature of knowledge, materiality, performance and mimesis in relation to the constitution, experience, ... More


Sensual Knowledge

Pablo F. Gómez

in Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630878
eISBN:
9781469630892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630878.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter proposes a novel approach to our understanding of sensing and being in the early modern Atlantic world. Early modern black Caribbean ritual practitioners intensely fashioned new “forms ... More


Crossing Cameras in China: Christian Aesthetics and Realized Fictions

Angela Zito

in DV-Made China: Digital Subjects and Social Transformations after Independent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846817
eISBN:
9780824868116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846817.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chinese Director Gan Xiao’er makes the first fiction features to take up Christians in their everyday concerns. His film Raised from Dust (Juzi chentu 举自尘土‎2007) uses mostly members of the community ... More


Katie, the Gold Leaf Lady

in The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071527
eISBN:
9780226071534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter, which presents the case of the “gold leaf lady,” a Florida woman whose body would break out spontaneously and at close range in a golden foil that turned out to be brass, investigates ... More


Valuation Devices’ Orientation to Each Other: Imitation and Differentiation among Devices Valuing Companies’ Social and Environmental Performance

Sabina Du Rietz

in Making Things Valuable

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198712282
eISBN:
9780191780769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712282.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This chapter investigates how valuation devices are oriented towards each other. It underlines the social influences that affect how we assess value. Studying valuation devices in this way emphasizes ... More


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