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Conclusion From modernity to postmodernity

Margaret Atack

in May 68 in French Fiction and Film: Rethinking Society, Rethinking Representation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198715153
eISBN:
9780191694929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715153.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The book has discussed the idea that given the current dominance of theories of postmodernity, and the frequency with which its paradigms are used to investigate a wide historical range of material, ... More


Conclusion: Unpacking Contexts

David Ownby

in Falun Gong and the Future of China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195329056
eISBN:
9780199870240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329056.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The conclusion uses the case of Falun Gong to probe deeper issues in the history and historiography of modern China, arguing that the metanarratives of politics and revolution have obscured the ... More


Confronting Genocide and Ethnocide of Indigenous Peoples: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Definition, Intervention, Prevention, and Advocacy

Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons, and Robert K. Hitchcock

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter clarifies some key issues on the prevention of genocidal atrocities. It states that the definition of the term indigenous peoples is problematic, since in many places groups may migrate ... More


The politics of postmodernity

Saul Newman

in Unstable Universalities: Poststructuralism and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071287
eISBN:
9781781701522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071287.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter outlines some of the characteristics of the ‘postmodern condition’ as defined by Jean-François Lyotard. The cultural condition of postmodernity, which emerges with late capitalism, has ... More


The Metanarrative Controversy

in On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.003.0017
Subject:
History, Historiography

Since the 1980s, the term metanarrative has replaced the formerly used phrase philosophy of history. The prefix meta (Greek for beyond) indicated a narrative that overarched other narratives. Like a ... More


Conclusion

Stefan Winter

in A History of the 'Alawis: From Medieval Aleppo to the Turkish Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167787
eISBN:
9781400883028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167787.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. The book has shown that the multiplicity of lived ʻAlawi experiences cannot be reduced to the sole question of religion ... More


Conclusion: Re-timing and Reclaiming International Relations

Andrew R. Hom

in International Relations and the Problem of Time

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198850014
eISBN:
9780191884474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850014.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The book’s conclusion takes stock of insights developed throughout and highlights some of their wider implications. After summarizing narrative timing theory’s contributions to IR and our ... More


Laws and the Mind

Steven Horst

in Laws, Mind, and Free Will

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015257
eISBN:
9780262295741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015257.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book seeks to address the apparent dissonance between the picture of the natural world arising from the sciences and our understanding of ourselves as agents who think and act. It is crucial ... More


Vocation and Story: Narrating Self and World

Douglas V. Henry

in At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190243920
eISBN:
9780190243951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243920.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the role of narrative in the shaping of one’s vocation. Every calling stands within a story; its characters act alongside others, adopt goals that advance the plot, and remember ... More


Marxism and Ancient History

Kostas Vlassopoulos

in How to Do Things with History: New Approaches to Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190649890
eISBN:
9780190649913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649890.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, Vlassopoulos explores how Marxist historiographies can be turned to productive use by contemporary historians. He argues that Marxist approaches bring four major elements that are ... More


Writing of Broken Time(s): H. G. Adler, Eine Reise, Die unsichtbare Wand

Kirstin Gwyer

in Encrypting the Past: The German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198709930
eISBN:
9780191780202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709930.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

Chapters 2–4 present close readings of works by four first-generation authors. These readings demonstrate that in early Holocaust novels the theme of the writing was expressed through its form: the ... More


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