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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1922, Paris, New York, London: The Modernist as International Hero

Michael Nort

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620111
eISBN:
9780748651863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the modernist as international hero and examines The Waste Land. The discussion begins with a meeting of three American writers and an Irish writer in Paris in order to discuss ... More


Rooms

Mark Brown

in Paul Auster

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073960
eISBN:
9781781700945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073960.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Paul Auster, the writer's room, and the relationship between metropolitan experience and the attempts to re-present it from memory through language. It studies Auster's ... 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


Unfinalized Generosity

Arthur W. Frank

in The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226260150
eISBN:
9780226260259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260259.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the premise that in order to live a human life, people need the generosity of their fellow humans. Generosity offers something different in each of these stories, but it always ... More


Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan

Louise Young

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275201
eISBN:
9780520955387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275201.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book looks at the emergence of urbanism in the interwar period, a global moment when the material and ideological structures that constitute “the city” took their characteristic modern shape. In ... More


A Rambling Funny Streak: Woody Guthrie, Revolutionary Folk Song, and the Migrant Art of the Refrain

Edward P. Comentale

in Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037399
eISBN:
9780252094576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037399.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter uses the songs of Woody Guthrie to track a wider shift from regional song to national culture and, ultimately, pop idealism. It begins with Guthrie's own accounts of Oklahoma ... More


An Occult Enlightenment?

Paul Kléber Monod

in Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123586
eISBN:
9780300195392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123586.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter relates the occult revival to the Europe-wide phenomenon known as the Enlightenment. The relationship is a complex one, with some believing that occult thinking was the antithesis of a ... More


Street Scenes

Christopher Innes

in Designing Modern America: Broadway to Main Street

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108040
eISBN:
9780300129557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108040.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter illustrates the American city as the dominating symbol of modern life, with Manhattan becoming its most powerful image during the twentieth century. Highways, as Bel Geddes's 1939 ... More


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