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Magic and the Regulation of Reason

Randall G. Styers

in Making Magic: Religion, Magic and Science in the Modern World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195151077
eISBN:
9780199835263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151070.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the scholarly literature in which magic is defined as faulty or inchoate science. The chapter begins by examining early theoretical constructions of the “primitive”; irrational ... More


Magic and the Regulation of Desire

Randall G. Styers

in Making Magic: Religion, Magic and Science in the Modern World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195151077
eISBN:
9780199835263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151070.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter begins by exploring various psychological theories in which magic is seen as a product of inchoate or inordinate desire. Whether asserting that magic is socially reactionary and ... More


The Emergence of Magic in the Modern World

Randall G. Styers

in Making Magic: Religion, Magic and Science in the Modern World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195151077
eISBN:
9780199835263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151070.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers an account of the social and intellectual contexts within which definitions of magic emerged in the modern West, beginning with various early modern philosophical responses to the ... More


Introduction

Randall G. Styers

in Making Magic: Religion, Magic and Science in the Modern World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195151077
eISBN:
9780199835263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151070.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction opens with an exploration of the prominence of magic in the scholarly literature of numerous modern academic disciplines and then offers a broad outline of the distinctive roles ... More


The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Christopher Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why does public management—the art of the state—so often go wrong, producing failure and fiasco instead of public service, and what are the different ways in which control or regulation can be ... More


The Making of Buddhist Modernism

David L. McMahan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book elucidates the complex cross-cultural genealogy of themes, ideas, and practices crucial to the creation of a new hybrid form of Buddhism that has emerged within the last 150 years. Buddhism ... More


Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India

Antoinette Burton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195144253
eISBN:
9780199871919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book uses the writing of three 20th century Indian women to interrogate the status of the traditional archive, reading their memoirs, fictions, and histories as counter-narratives of colonial ... More


Epilogue: The Art of the Impossible

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.00017
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The story of the African Choir, Zulu Choir, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a story about the disjunctures and ambiguities of racial, national, and personal identities. As such, this story highlights ... More


Conclusion: The Modernity of Myth

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336917
eISBN:
9780199868353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336917.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion summarizes the manners in which the economic, aesthetic, psychological, and anthropological re-visions enabled precisely these three myths to be taken up as a mirror of the modern ... More


The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age

Norman Wirzba

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195157161
eISBN:
9780199835270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157168.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Jewish and Christian doctrines of creation, when interpreted as accounts of the moral and spiritual character of the world rather than simply its origin, hold the key to addressing a variety of ... More


Conclusion

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The French nobility was acculturated to violence that coexisted with courtliness. Feuding is indelibly associated with the Middle Ages, with a culture that is opposed to modernity. But, in fact, ... More


Making Magic: Religion, Magic and Science in the Modern World

Randall G. Styers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195151077
eISBN:
9780199835263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151070.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the emergence of religious studies and the social sciences as academic disciplines in the late nineteenth century, the concept of "magic" has played a major role in defining religion and in ... More


Modernity in Indian Social Theory

A Raghuramaraju (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070122
eISBN:
9780199080014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070122.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Indian society is extremely complex, particularly in the twentieth century. However, this complexity has not been captured by Indian social theory. One reason is the theoretical burden caused by ... More


Body by Weimar: Athletes, Gender, and German Modernity

Erik N. Jensen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395648
eISBN:
9780199866564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395648.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Body by Weimar argues that male and female athletes fundamentally recast gender roles during Germany's turbulent post‐World War I years and established the basis for a modern body and ... More


J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Patrick Hayes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

‘Anti‐illusionism is, I suspect, only a marking of time, a phase of recuperation, in the history of the novel. The question is, what next?’ (J. M. Coetzee). Placing Coetzee in relation to the long ... More


Conclusion

A. Raghuramaraju

in Modernity in Indian Social Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070122
eISBN:
9780199080014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070122.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Some social theorists in India, including Partha Chatterjee, Javeed Alam, and Gopal Guru, have failed to recognize the core project of modernity and its social consequences. Instead, they were ... More


Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Naghmeh Sohrabi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book focuses on travelogues by Iranians traveling to Europe in the nineteenth century. It argues for an interpretive framework that moves away from an overemphasis on the destinations of travel ... More


A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Janet Gallingani Casey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book reconceptualizes American modernity by focusing on rurality and women. It challenges the notion of the city as the privileged site of modern experience, arguing that rurality—urbanity’s ... More


Joseph Conrad and the Modern Temper

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117858
eISBN:
9780191671081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117858.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

A study which relates Conrad’s work to the crisis of modernity in the late 19th century, this book discusses ‘faultlines’ — ambiguities and apparent aesthetic ruptures — in nine of the major novels ... More


The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Peter van der Veer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and ... More


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