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The Hedonism of the Protagoras Reconsidered

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter reconsiders the question of whether Socrates is represented in the Protagoras as maintaining some version of hedonism in his own person, or merely arguing ad hominem that the sophists ... More


Clock Times in Everyday Lives

Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift

in Shaping the Day: A History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278206
eISBN:
9780191699979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278206.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

‘Everyday life’ and ‘ordinary people’ refer to a broad collection of non-elite people, actions, and places that involve large amounts of temporal specialization in conducting activities out of ... More


The Quiz Show and ‘Ordinary’ People as Television Performers

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Long before reality TV, ‘ordinary’ people provided a core spectacle in the quiz show — the genre invites ‘ordinary’ people into the ‘special’ space of television. This chapter examines how this ... More


The Quiz Show

Su Holmes

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The quiz show has often been marginalised in studies of popular television. This book seeks to redress this neglect, while revisiting, updating and expanding on existing scholarship. Moving across ... More


The Ambitions of Ordinary Men

Theodore Zeldin

in A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reveals the ambitions of ordinary people who never became very rich, who founded no dynasty or long-lasting company, and who lived in the middle and lower ranks of the business world. It ... More


Avoidance of Offspring (III): The Pastoral Picture

Peter Biller

in The Measure of Multitude: Population in Medieval Thought

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199265596
eISBN:
9780191699085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter reviews medieval texts which are traces of priests dealing with ordinary people, looking at some examples from three periods, around 900, 1200, and 1300. It covers the Two books on ... More


Will the Real Expert Please Stand Up?

in The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the group or class of talk-show guests more peripheral to the “experts” genre. Why do experts participate in a forum that often seems ill suited—even hostile—to rational ... More


Public or Plebs: The Changing Meaning of ‘the Commons’, 1381–1549

John Watts

in Power and Identity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285464
eISBN:
9780191700330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285464.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

A distinctive feature of English history from the later 14th century to the middle of the 16th is the recurrence of mass popular insurrections presenting collective grievances to the king. In 1381, ... More


Trash, Class, and Cultural Hierarchy

in The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

There are serious problems with talk shows: They give ordinary people a voice, but only a certain kind of voice, only under certain conditions, and only according to certain rules. In Foucauldian ... More


Talk as Work: Routinizing the Production Process

in The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Producers strive to elicit the money shot because they require visible evidence of a guest's emotional state. At the same time, because any one producer has only five or six days to prepare for a ... More


Ordinary Americans and Good Debate

Michael S. Evans

in Seeking Good Debate: "Religion, Science, and Conflict in American Public Life"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285071
eISBN:
9780520960664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285071.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that representatives and ordinary people disagree over what counts as good debate, refuting the explanation that representatives do what they do because ordinary people want them ... More


The Philosophy of Ordinary People

Adam Bronson

in One Hundred Million Philosophers: Science of Thought and the Culture of Democracy in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855338
eISBN:
9780824869120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855338.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the late forties, Science of Thought conducted statistical surveys and interviews, and produced content analyses of popular movies, novels, and comic books in an unusual experiment to probe the ... More


The normality of everyday ‘hate crime’

Paul Iganski

in 'Hate crime' and the city

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349408
eISBN:
9781447302476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349408.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

The experiences of victims show that in general, ‘hate crime’ offenders are not an aberration, or politically motivated extremists confined to the margins of society. Instead, many are ‘ordinary’ ... More


Sport and the British: A Modern History

Richard Holt

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852298
eISBN:
9780191670541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852298.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This history goes beyond the great names and moments to explain how British sport has changed since 1800, and what it has meant to ordinary people. It shows how the way we play reflects not just our ... More


Broadening Jewish History

Todd M. Endelman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113010
eISBN:
9781800342606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book seeks to expand the horizons of modern Jewish historiography by focusing on 'ordinary' rather than exceptional Jews, arguing that what ordinary people did or felt can do more to deepen our ... More


Reenvisioning Japan

Simon Partner

in Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217928
eISBN:
9780520923171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217928.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on the significant new developments after the war—developments that were the product of a catastrophic defeat attributable in part to the failure of Japanese technology. It ... More


‘Asking the Audience’: Quiz Shows and Their Viewers

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Although quiz shows often encourage us to ‘play’ along, and they encode the participation of the audience into their textual form, there have been virtually no audience studies in this sphere. This ... More


Films about ordinary people: the Japanese home drama and virtual ethnography

Catherine Russell

in Beyond text?: Critical practices and sensory anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085055
eISBN:
9781526109958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter frames the Japanese cinema and TV genre of ‘home drama’ shomin-geki,, as a sensory mode of ethnography about ‘ordinary people’, which is nevertheless virtual—a phantasmagoria of cultural ... More


Inside the Fun House

in The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309095
eISBN:
9780226309088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309088.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Talk shows tend to become news for much the same reasons that ordinary people become news—because they have done something extraordinary, deviant, or bizarre. Daytime talk shows were rarely in the ... More


Edward Schatz on Manar Shorbagy

Virginia R. Domínguez and Jane C. Desmond (eds)

in Global Perspectives on the United States: Pro-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and the Discourses Between

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040832
eISBN:
9780252099335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040832.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This essay is a response to Manar Shorbagy’s contribution in this book, Global Perspectives on the United States. It argues that Shorbagy is correct in stating that U.S. policy in the region produces ... More


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