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 Studying Everyday Religion: Challenges for the Future

Nancy T. Ammerman

in Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Having explored the dispatches from the field in the chapters of this book, it is apparent that there is no one summary measure of secularization or of religious strength. Existing traditions are by ... More


Religious Environmentalism and Secular Society

Roger S. Gottlieb

in A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176483
eISBN:
9780199850846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176483.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 discusses the arguments on the opposing views of the secularists in terms of modern society and traditional religion regarding religion's involvement in the public realm. Secularists’ ... More


Teaching Tact: Matthew Arnold and The Function of Criticism

David Russell

in Tact: Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196923
eISBN:
9781400887903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196923.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter shows that, for while it is true that Matthew Arnold focused on “the question of cultural values and intellectual and aesthetic standards,” the chapter suggests that it was precisely ... More


Gratitude in Modern Life: Its Manifestations and Development

Dan P. McAdams and Jack J. Bauer

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195150100
eISBN:
9780199847389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the manifestations and development of gratitude in modern life. It proposes a framework for thinking developmentally about gratitude and reviewing the scant research on the ... More


Zion

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Gershom Scholem and Joel Teitelbaum as readers of Jacob Sasportas. Both Scholem and Teitelbaum considered the middle of the twentieth century as a period of crisis, and each, ... More


Southern Crossing: A History of the American South, 1877-1906

Edward L. Ayers

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086898
eISBN:
9780199854226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086898.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book represents an abridgement of previous work, Promise of the New South, which tells the history of the American South between the 1870s and the 1900s. It offers a glimpse into a society ... More


The Shock of the Old

James Marriott

in The Descent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733711
eISBN:
9781800342101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733711.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the lure of atavism in horror, and suggests where Neil Marshall's The Descent (2005) might fit in to this tradition. Horror recognises the allure of the past, figured variously ... More


Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

Peter N. Stearns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783627
eISBN:
9780814783634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783627.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, modern urban, industrial, affluent societies have made great strides towards fixing some of the problems that plagued other societies for centuries: food ... More


Time and the Modern

Aleida Assmann

in Is Time out of Joint?: On the Rise and Fall of the Modern Time Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742439
eISBN:
9781501742446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742439.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on an essay written by Charles Baudelaire. The essay describes the discovery of the present as an utterly isolated and fleeting moment. The sense of time related to that ... More


Introduction

MELISSA WALKER

in Southern Farmers and Their Stories: Memory and Meaning in Oral History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124094
eISBN:
9780813134789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124094.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about farmers in the American South and their stories. This book focuses on the major themes in rural southerners' narratives of ... More


Love and Human Knowledge

in Eros and Inwardness in Vienna: Weininger, Musil, Doderer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226496474
eISBN:
9780226496481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496481.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Musil's view of modern life emphasized that rationalism and irrationalism were the poles of the age, and his thought was a sophisticated way of coming to terms with both, particularly by exploring ... More


Gutter and Skyline: The New Verse and the Metropolitan Cityscape

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the little magazines' shift to a poetry of modern life between 1910 and 1925 by discarding long-standing generic strictures of style and subject matter in favor of themes ... More


The Resilience Turn and the Permanent State of Adaptation

Jon Coaffee

in Futureproof: How to Build Resilience in an Uncertain World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300228670
eISBN:
9780300244953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228670.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter looks at how the twenty-first century is progressively seeing a turn away from conventional approaches to risk and towards resilience. Despite being very different concepts, both risk ... More


Introduction: A Modern Sensation

in The World in Play: Portraits of a Victorian Concept

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776080
eISBN:
9780804778947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776080.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter starts by briefly considering how modernity felt to Victorians and how they described the sensation of modern life. It then sets out the purpose of this book, which is to ... More


Enchantment and Modernity: Wagner the Symptom

Lawrence Kramer

in Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241732
eISBN:
9780520940840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241732.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Wagnerism's heyday witnessed the transformation of Wagner into both the cause and the solution of the problem with modern life. One view posited that Wagner's operas suggested the best model for a ... More


Popular Entertainment

Nancy Duvall Hargrove

in T. S. Eliot’s Parisian Year

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034010
eISBN:
9780813039367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034010.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Although Eliot was principally drawn to Parisian high culture offerings, he also took advantage of being away from home and was also able to immerse himself in the more liberal environment of popular ... More


Otto Weininger's Vision of Gender and Modern Culture

in Eros and Inwardness in Vienna: Weininger, Musil, Doderer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226496474
eISBN:
9780226496481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496481.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Weininger's study of gender is largely devoted to a critique of femininity, which culminates in a critique of Judaism that identifies female qualities with the male Jew. Weininger represented for ... More


Public

Caroline Field Levander and Matthew Pratt Guterl

in Hotel Life: The Story of a Place Where Anything Can Happen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621128
eISBN:
9781469623290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621128.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that the hotel is both a public space and a series of discrete domesticities—and this medley of seemingly opposed spaces and spheres is a key feature of the hotel’s enduring ... More


The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern

Alex Owen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226642017
eISBN:
9780226642031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642031.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

By the end of the nineteenth century, Victorians were seeking rational explanations for the world in which they lived. The radical ideas of Charles Darwin had shaken traditional religious beliefs. ... More


Coming into Focus: Posters, Power, and Visual Culture in the History of Medicine

Roger Cooter and Claudia Stein

in Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186635
eISBN:
9780300189438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186635.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter presents an analysis of an essay on the historicization of the production of health posters in the late twentieth century. It explains that this essay was first drafted in 2005 for a ... More


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