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Mundane Governance: Ontology and Accountability

Steve Woolgar and Daniel Neyland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199584741
eISBN:
9780191762994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584741.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This book focuses on ways in which our lives are increasingly regulated and controlled in relation to ordinary objects and technologies. The analysis considers questions of governance, how this ... More


Introduction

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A short background on the phenomenon of extraterrestrial contactees helps explain the beliefs of Unarius. A section on Leon Festinger’s study of a group of flying saucer believers introduces his ... More


How Prophecy Never Fails

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The discussion takes issue with Leon Festinger’s When Prophecy Fails and cognitive dissonance theory by providing alternative explanations of disconfirmed prophecy. Ernest Norman lays the groundwork ... More


Poetry is an Existential Discipline

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter is often cited as evidence that Shinkei identified the Way of Poetry with the Way of Buddhism, but Kidō rejects this notion because the two activities differ in terms of aims. While the ... More


Daily Life in the Trenches: Morale and Mundane Needs

Matthews James

in Reluctant Warriors: Republican Popular Army and Nationalist Army Conscripts in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655748
eISBN:
9780199949953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655748.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines daily life in the army for conscripted soldiers and the effects of different mundane factors on their morale. It looks at conscripts’ day-to-day experience in the trenches. ... More


Mechanisms of Integration: Rituals, Icons, and Idols

Juliane Fürst

in Stalin's Last Generation: Soviet Post‐War Youth and the Emergence of Mature Socialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199575060
eISBN:
9780191595141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575060.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Several historians have pointed out that, regardless of their factual democratic credibility, Soviet practices and rituals produced integrative powers and gave stable frameworks in which individuals ... More


What A Waste: Outsourcing and how it goes wrong

Andrew Bowman, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, and Karel Williams

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099526
eISBN:
9781526103949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099526.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Outsourcing-contracting out the delivery of public services to private providers-is a political revolution in the way the economy is governed. This book combines follow the money research and ... More


Holiness and Liberation

Melissa Raphael

in Rudolf Otto and the Concept of Holiness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269328
eISBN:
9780191683602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269328.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology

One of the dominant themes in twentieth-century holiness discourse involves establishing the distinction between natural or mundane value and holy value. The focus of contemporary theology and ... More


Managerial leadership: identities, processes, and interactions

Stefan Sveningsson, Johan Alvehus, and Mats Alvesson

in The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639724
eISBN:
9780191738661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Three perspectives of leadership are discussed: the transformative (i.e. the heroic), the post-heroic, and the mundane. The chapter concludes that if we want to understand managerial leadership as an ... More


Consumption, materiality, and markets

Elizabeth Shove and Luis Araujo

in Reconnecting Marketing to Markets

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199578061
eISBN:
9780191738043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578061.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter considers the role of materiality in mundane consumption. It argues that mundane, everyday consumption should be understood as inextricably linked to actors' engagements in practices. It ... More


The Long Shot

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter talks about how the game Heavy Rain shows why games must overturn the conventions of film if they hope to realize the dream of interactive cinema. It argues that the most important ... More


Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water

Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029414
eISBN:
9780262329521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029414.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book investigates the rapid growth of bottled water markets over the last twenty years. Its driving question is: how did water become a market thing, no longer a common resource but a commercial ... More


After Durkheim: The Development of a Cultural Sociology of the Sacred

Gordon Lynch

in The Sacred in the Modern World: A Cultural Sociological Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199557011
eISBN:
9780191738210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557011.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers further theoretical contributions made by the work of Edward Shils, Robert Bellah, and Jeffrey Alexander. This clarifies a series of key points, notably the historical ... More


Offshoring and Outsourcing of Administrative and Technical Services: A Modularity Perspective

Martin Spring, Luis Araujo, and Katy Mason

in Managing Services: Challenges and Innovation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696086
eISBN:
9780191767869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696086.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The importance and rapid growth of offshore outsourcing of administrative and technical services is outlined. The dominance of transaction costs economics as a theoretical framework for the analysis ... More


Persephone's Fiddle: The Value of Classical Music

Lawrence Kramer

in Why Classical Music Still Matters

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250826
eISBN:
9780520933644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250826.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter illustrates the value of classical music. All classical music is for attentive hearing. It is known that classical music is supposed to be listened to in a certain way, with a certain ... More


A Constructed Happiness: A Response from Practical Theology

Thomas G. Long

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter highlights the eschatological dimension of biblical happiness, but notes that this dimension must be kept in constant balance with present concerns. This tensive balance means that ... More


Toward an Ecology of Modern Categories

Fernando Domínguez Rubio

in Still Life: Ecologies of the Modern Imagination at the Art Museum

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226713922
eISBN:
9780226714110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226714110.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Introduction argues that museums should not be seen as a collection of objects but as a collection of slowly unfolding disasters. It then argues for the need to explore the massive amount of ... More


Epilogue: Living Post–Jim Crow

Stephen A. Berrey

in Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620930
eISBN:
9781469623115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620930.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter discusses the dramaturgical qualities of the daily racial routines in Jim Crow. The place was a kind of theatrical production that depended on stages and props, on scripts and ... More


Roads to Utopia: The Walking Stories of the Zohar

David Greenstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788335
eISBN:
9780804789684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788335.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is the first to study in-depth the “walking motif” of the Zohar. The Zohar is unique among Jewish mystical texts--and it is the premier text of them all--in continuously introducing and ... More


Why War?: The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Philip Smith

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226763880
eISBN:
9780226763910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Why do nations choose to fight certain wars and not others? How do we bring ourselves to believe that the sacrifice of our troops is acceptable? For most, the answers to these questions are tied to ... More


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