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Prelude: Regulation Undermined Before 2007

Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson, and Karel Williams

in After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589081
eISBN:
9780191731150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589081.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

In this chapter we focus first on national political and financial elites whose mystifying stories about the nature and contribution of finance were mutually reinforcing, though also open to ... More


A Postscript on the Grain of Sand

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This postscript discusses the long-dominant structure of the Chinese lifeworld in contrast to the Cartesian lifeworld of the West. It considers, from a Marxian perspective, three ways of experiencing ... More


Introduction: Philosophy and mystification

Guy Robinson

in Philosophy and Mystification

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222919
eISBN:
9780823235513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222919.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philosophy, since the seventeenth century, can be presented through two views: one where philosophy does not require special understanding, and one where philosophy requires order and clarity. A ... More


Emptying Apophasis of Deception: Considering a Duplicitous Kierkegaardian Declaration*

T. Wilson Dickinson

in Apophatic Bodies: Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230815
eISBN:
9780823235087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230815.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at the sermon of Søren Kierkegaard's pseudonym, the Jutland Pastor. The central meditation of this subversive supplement to the multivoiced Either/Or is ... More


Building the Road to Kathmandu: Steps in the West’s Journey to the East

Mark Liechty

in Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428802
eISBN:
9780226429137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429137.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Starting with Madam Helena Blavatsky’s (alleged) mystical encounter with a semi-divine Nepali prince on the streets of London in 1851, Chapter 1 uses Blavatsky and her Theosophical movement as a ... More


Epilogue

Noël Valis

in Sacred Realism: Religion and the Imagination in Modern Spanish Narrative

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152340
eISBN:
9780300152357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152340.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book concludes with the words of Angel Valbuena Prat referring to the significance of Catholicism in Spanish literature: “One of the greatest achievements of the twentieth-century Spanish soul ... More


The Single-Use Hoax: Diderot’s La Religieuse

Christopher L. Miller

in Impostors: Literary Hoaxes and Cultural Authenticity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226590950
eISBN:
9780226591148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591148.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Denis Diderot designed and executed a literary hoax or mystification that was aimed at only one person, a friend who had left Paris, to induce the friend’s return. Diderot wrote a fake first-person ... More


Ideology

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the function of paper money from the perspective of historical materialism. It begins by asking whether the paper money custom constitutes an ideology, with particular emphasis ... More


Mystifying Mindfulness: How Is Mindfulness Made Available for Appropriation?

Jeff Wilson

in Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199827817
eISBN:
9780199376926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827817.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Practices that seem too foreign or strange are less likely to succeed in the American religious landscape. Therefore, processes of mystification are necessary to obscure or render innocuous the less ... More


Ignorance Repressed

Owen Whooley

in On the Heels of Ignorance: Psychiatry and the Politics of Not Knowing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226616247
eISBN:
9780226616414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226616414.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the psychoanalytic era of American psychiatry between 1940 to 1970. In response to the fragmentation of the previous psychobiological era, American reformers imported ... More


One Mind, Heart, and Spirit: Reductionist Traps in Psychosocial Theory

Edward Weisband

in The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Enemy-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677886
eISBN:
9780190677916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677886.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents the reductionist traps in applying psychosocial theory to political and social analysis whenever the analytical concept of “mass mind” is applied in the context of political ... More


Tricks of the Light

Lloyd Whitesell

in Wonderful Design: Glamour in the Hollywood Musical

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190843816
eISBN:
9780190843854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843816.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter turns to the other side of the coin—the failure of magical belief. Glamour conjures up a transfigured counter-reality and acts as a bridge to that imagined existence. But the entire ... More


Misreading Emma

David Davies

in Jane Austen's Emma: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190689414
eISBN:
9780190689452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689414.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Emma Woodhouse misreads the intentions, and the significance of the actions, of those around her in ways that reflect both her projects and her own acknowledged or unacknowledged desires. Moreover, ... More


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