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Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

Kathleen M. Heide

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195176667
eISBN:
9780199979028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176667.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This book is about juvenile and adult sons and daughters who kill their parents. The book moves far behind the statistical correlates of parricide by synthesizing the professional literature on ... More


Back to the Motherland: Ola Rotimi's The Gods Are Not To Blame

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reads Ola Rotimi's The Gods are Not to Blame as an allegory of colonization and decolonization and revises the established reading of the play as a representation of the Nigerian Civil ... More


Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

Jack V. Haney (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037306
eISBN:
9781621039235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century. The tales, distinguished by their ... More


Between the Family and the Nation: Lamartine, Toussaint Louverture, and the “Interracial” Family Romance of the Haitian Revolution

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter considers the French abolitionist Alphonse de Lamartine’s verse drama, Toussaint Louverture (1850), showing how writing that narrates the life of Louverture as not simply a ‘colonial ... More


A ‘Quarrel between Two Brothers’: Eméric Bergeaud’s Ideal History of the Haitian Revolution

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter argues that the Haitian author Eméric Bergeaud’s historical romance of the Revolution, Stella (1859), complicates the archetypal portrait of the tragic “mulatto/a.” Stella provides a ... More


Patricide: Basic Facts and Literature

Kathleen M. Heide

in Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195176667
eISBN:
9780199979028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176667.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter examines available knowledge on patricide. It begins by presenting basic information about patricide and steppatricide victims, offenders, and incidents over the 32-year period of ... More


Forensic Assessment of Parricide Offenders

Kathleen M. Heide

in Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195176667
eISBN:
9780199979028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176667.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter discusses the importance of a thorough evaluation by a mental health professional of individuals charged with killing a parent. It emphasizes the need for corroborative sources and ... More


The Stranger in the Polis: Hospitality in Greek Myth

RICHARD KEARNEY and KASCHA SEMONOVITCH

in Phenomenologies of the Stranger: Between Hostility and Hospitality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234615
eISBN:
9780823240722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234615.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Oedipus Rex is about the question of the stranger's name and the nomos (law) of hospitality. Sophocles makes the plague the incentive moment of his play. Oedipus's fatal encounter with his father at ... More


Patricide and Suicide

Meir Shahar

in Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 (Patricide and Suicide) analyzes the Nezha myth against the background of the Confucian ideology that it so brazenly violates. It examines the interplay of suicide and patricide in the ... More


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