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Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

George M. Wilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In works of literary fiction, it is fictional in the work that the words of the text are being recounted by some work‐internal ‘voice’—the literary narrator. One can ask similarly whether in movies ... More


Testing hypotheses about parasite-mediated selection using odonate hosts

Mark R. Forbes and Tonia Robb

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Parasites are thought to select for host traits, such as elaborate ornaments and intricate immune systems. Dragonflies have proven useful hosts for studying parasite-mediated selection. This chapter ... More


Mediated Business Interactions: Intercultural Communication Between Speakers of Spanish

Rosina Marquez Reiter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637201
eISBN:
9780748651559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637201.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book examines mediated business interaction in Spanish. It focuses on communication between native speakers of Spanish from different Spanish-speaking countries with a view to informing our ... More


 Aesthetics and Theology in Congregational Song: A Hymnal Intervenes

Don E. Saliers

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the decision-making processes that lead congregations and denominations to choose new hymnals. In the historical longue durée of American religious experience hymnals have ... More


Creating a Herakles for our times: a montage of modern madness

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter gives examples of some of the mediated ways in which Euripides' Herakles has infiltrated the current cultural climate, and examines in further detail the current phase in the reception ... More


Economic Growth and Public Support

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Possible dissonance between income and achievements of quality of life is noted. Then two alternatives for removing precarious living conditions are explored: growth‐mediated security and support‐led ... More


King’s Theological Implications

Richard Wayne Wills Sr

in Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Image of God

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195308990
eISBN:
9780199867578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308990.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a theological summary of King’s image of God conception and provides an overview of the implications attached to King’s theological anthropology. As such, this chapter provides ... More


Biogeographic and Taxonomic Patterns of Introduced Ants

Andrew V. Suarez, Terrence P. McGlynn, and Neil D. Tsutsui

in Ant Ecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199544639
eISBN:
9780191720192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544639.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Predicting which species will invade and which areas will be invaded are primary goals of the study of biological invasions. Moving beyond the single species approach and investigating patterns of ... More


Mind as Action

James V. Wertsch

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195117530
eISBN:
9780199846917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195117530.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book argues against reductionist accounts of human cognition and proposes a sociocultural perspective, which moves beyond the isolated individual. It suggests that “mediated action” and cultural ... More


Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: Turning Data into Evidence about Gravity and Cosmology

William L. Harper

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570409
eISBN:
9780191728679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570409.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book examines Newton’s argument for universal gravity and his application of it to resolve the problem of deciding between geocentric and heliocentric world systems by measuring masses of the ... More


Behavior and Miracles

Christopher R. Agnew, Donal E. Carlston, William G. Graziano, and Janice R. Kelly

in Then A Miracle Occurs: Focusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377798
eISBN:
9780199864522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes how the initial ideas for the book emerged and discusses a number of key issues regarding behavior in social psychology. Psychologists commonly partition the behavioral chain ... More


Epilogue

James V. Wertsch

in Mind as Action

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195117530
eISBN:
9780199846917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195117530.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Throughout the analysis of mediated action it has been emphasized that cultural tools do not mechanistically determine an agent's action. Cultural tools, such as mediated action and mediational ... More


Cell-mediated delivery systems

Kostantin Dobrenis

in Lysosomal Disorders of the Brain: Recent Advances in Molecular and Cellular Pathogenesis and Treatment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198508786
eISBN:
9780191723803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508786.003.00014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Diseases that involve the central nervous system (CNS) pose one of the most difficult challenges in human therapy. Cell-mediated therapy (CMT) is a uniquely complex and powerful approach that offers ... More


Communication, information, and support

May McCreaddie

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter takes a constructivist approach to the topic of communication, information, and support. This view recognizes that individuals actively generate their own understanding and ‘rules’ are ... More


Power and Legitimacy: Reconciling Europe and the Nation-State

Peter L. Lindseth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390148
eISBN:
9780199866397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390148.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

The implications of European integration for national democracy, representative government, and constitutionalism are well known. Nevertheless, as the events of the first decade of the present ... More


Rethinking the public: Innovations in research, theory and politics

Nick Mahony, Janet Newman, and Clive Barnett (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424167
eISBN:
9781447303275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424167.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book rethinks the public, public communication, and public action in a globalising and mediated world. It develops theoretical perspectives for investigating the formation of publics, focusing ... More


Christiaan Huygens: A Great Natural Philosopher Who Measured Gravity and an Illuminating Foil for Newton on Method

William L. Harper

in Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: Turning Data into Evidence about Gravity and Cosmology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570409
eISBN:
9780191728679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570409.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Part I gives background on Huygens’ theory-mediated measurement of gravity. It reviews his reaction to differing pendulum measurements from different latitudes and his application of rotation to give ... More


Generalization by Induction (Propositions 5 and 6 Book 3)

William L. Harper

in Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: Turning Data into Evidence about Gravity and Cosmology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570409
eISBN:
9780191728679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570409.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Part I is devoted to Newton’s argument for proposition 5 and his important Rule 4 for reasoning in natural philosophy. Rule 4 is a very informative characterization of theory acceptance for Newton ... More


Skills and Labour Market Structure

David Marsden

in A Theory of Employment Systems: Micro-Foundations of Societal Diversity

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294221
eISBN:
9780191596612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294220.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The four types of employment systems shape skills and labour market structures according to the degree of functional flexibility in work assignments and whether firm internal labour markets or ... More


The Interwar Crisis and the Postwar Constitutional Settlement of Administrative Governance

Peter L. Lindseth

in Power and Legitimacy: Reconciling Europe and the Nation-State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390148
eISBN:
9780199866397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390148.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the national antecedents to European integration by looking at the postwar constitutional settlement of administrative governance on the national level in more detail. It begins ... More


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