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Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

Jeff Wilson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195371932
eISBN:
9780199870967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

Americans from a wide variety of backgrounds have increasingly been appropriating the Japanese Buddhist ritual mizuko kuyō, which this book uses as a window into the complexity of the process of ... More


Out of Place: Fetal References in Japanese Mythology and Cultural Memory

Jane Marie Law

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter explores three references to fetal imagery in Japanese mythology and cultural memory where the fetal reference clearly works as symbol. Though historically dispersed, these three ... More


The Story of Saṃkarṣaṇa’s and Kṛṣṇa’s Births: A Drama Involving Embryos

André Couture

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The Harivaṃśa (a long supplement to the Mahābhārata) contains the well-known Hindu story of the births of Saṃkarṣaṇa and Kṛṣṇa, which involves the killing of six fetuses, the miscarriage of a ... More


“Thank You GetupGrrl for Giving Me My Mizuko”: Therapeutic Appropriations of Mizuko Kuyō by Non-Buddhist Americans

Jeff Wilson

in Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195371932
eISBN:
9780199870967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter examines the reason why many non-Buddhist Americans are appropriating mizuko kuyō rituals as a form of healing, either for themselves in the wake of pregnancy loss or for the nation as a ... More


Understanding Miscarriages of Justice: Law, the Media and the Inevitability of a Crisis

Richard Nobles and David Schiff

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298939
eISBN:
9780191685552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298939.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book explores a paradox. In a society in which justice is uncertain and contested, how can we talk meaningfully about miscarriage of justice? The book examines the structural conditions that ... More


The Trials Of Jesus

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter shows how particular biblical laws such as blasphemy, false prophecy, and false teaching were understood at the time of the New Testament, and how they interfaced with other legal ... More


Mrs Stone & Dr Smellie: Eighteenth-Century Midwives and their Patients

Robert Woods and Chris Galley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381410
eISBN:
9781781382158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381410.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

How did midwives deliver women in the past? What was their understanding of anatomy and physiology? How did they cope with unnatural presentations, haemorrhage, miscarriage and stillbirths, ... More


Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Robert Woods

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542758
eISBN:
9780191715358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542758.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is a study of fetal health from the 17th century to the present day principally among European and American populations. It is a contribution to both medical and demographic research using ... More


Introduction to Fetal Health and Mortality

Robert Woods

in Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542758
eISBN:
9780191715358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542758.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explains why the health and survival chances of the fetus are so important in developed economies today, since late-fetal is often higher than infant mortality, and it establishes the ... More


The Pregnant Woman Victim

Bernard S. Jackson

in Wisdom-Laws: A Study of the Mishpatim of Exodus 21:1–22:16

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269311
eISBN:
9780191683596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269311.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The talionic provisions of the Mishpatim are presented in the context of an assault on a pregnant woman which occurs in the course of a brawl in Exodus 21:22–25. There are many disputed points of ... More


Problems of Measuring Maternal Mortality

Irvine Loudon

in Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the problems in accurately determining maternal mortality rate. Ideally, pregnancies should be used as the denominator in the calculation of maternal mortality rate, but since ... More


“Morning after” pills, “miscarriage,” and muddle

John Keown

in The Law and Ethics of Medicine: Essays on the Inviolability of Human Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589555
eISBN:
9780191741036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589555.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers whether it is an offence, contrary to section 58 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861, to administer the “morning after” pill with intent to prevent the implantation in ... More


An Uncertain Harvest: Pregnancy and Miscarriage

Yi-Li Wu

in Reproducing Women: Medicine, Metaphor, and Childbirth in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260689
eISBN:
9780520947610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260689.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on two interlinked challenges that lay at the heart of effective care, the accurate diagnosing of pregnancy, and preventing miscarriage, to explain how imperial doctors ... More


The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America

Lara Freidenfelds

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190869816
eISBN:
9780190052171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869816.001.0001
Subject:
History, Family History, American History: 20th Century

The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy is a history of why Americans came to have the unrealistic expectation of perfect pregnancies and to mourn even very early miscarriages. The introduction explains ... More


Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

Ros Burnett (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723301
eISBN:
9780191789700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723301.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal Profession and Ethics

Child sexual abuse, rape and other abuse against vulnerable populations attract outrage around the world. It is right that efforts have been redoubled to prevent and intervene against them, but where ... More


Murder Investigations in Extremis

Martin Innes

in Investigating Murder: Detective Work and the Police Response to Criminal Homicide

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199259427
eISBN:
9780191698613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259427.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter looks at cases célèbres, miscarriages of justice, and failed investigations, and shows how and why some murder investigations are viewed as especially problematic by police officers. Too ... More


Law and Order

Douglas Kerr

in Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Conan Doyle is best known for his crime stories. This chapter shows that the police, judiciary, and penal systems were all subject to debate and reform in his lifetime. Criticism usually sees ... More


Introduction

Richard Nobles and David Schiff

in Understanding Miscarriages of Justice: Law, the Media and the Inevitability of a Crisis

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298939
eISBN:
9780191685552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298939.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book is based on research that explored the history of miscarriages of justice and of attempts to adopt effective measures to remedy these from early in the nineteenth century to the present. ... More


Problematizing miscarriage of justice

Richard Nobles and David Schiff

in Understanding Miscarriages of Justice: Law, the Media and the Inevitability of a Crisis

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298939
eISBN:
9780191685552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298939.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

A miscarriage of justice can be defined in many different ways and in nearly whatever way one wishes. At its widest, and most tautological, a miscarriage of justice is simply a failure to achieve ... More


Remedying miscarriages of justice: the history of the Court of Criminal Appeal

Richard Nobles and David Schiff

in Understanding Miscarriages of Justice: Law, the Media and the Inevitability of a Crisis

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298939
eISBN:
9780191685552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298939.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

If miscarriage of justice is a tragic choice situation, we might expect to find that the changes in institutional arrangements that occur in response to recognised miscarriages of justice do not ... More


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