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From Power! to Personal Power!: Survivalism and the Inward Turn

Micki McGee

in Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter describes the unisex or general-audience advice literature, exploring the new survivalism that emerges against the background of a continuing inward turn. In The Road Less Traveled, M. ... More


Harper

Lindsay G. Robertson

in Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195148695
eISBN:
9780199788941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148695.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts the efforts of the New England Mississippi Land Company to appropriate title to lands farther south. Ultimately, the New England Mississippi Land Company's chief counsel, Robert ... More


Foreign Investment: Information Asymmetry

Assaf Razin

in Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028592
eISBN:
9780262327701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028592.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Domestic and foreign investors may differ in their information sets regarding future domestic and foreign stock returns with no information frictions. This may lead to home bias in the domestic ... More


“A Harvest of Fame”: Georgia, 1859–1860

Canter Brown and Larry Eugene Rivers

in Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter offers Mary Bryan's introduction to full-time employment as a writer and editor with the Georgia Temperance Crusader after the journal's relocation to Atlanta. It covers not only her ... More


The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

Shawn Francis Peters

in The Catonsville Nine: An American Story

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827855
eISBN:
9780199950140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827855.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The witnessing of the Catonsville Nine has been evoked in a diverse array of cultural forms that have kept the memory of their protest alive for the last forty years. But the most important and ... More


Capital Structure and Financing Decisions

H. Kent Baker, J. Clay Singleton, and E. Theodore Veit

in Survey Research in Corporate Finance: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195340372
eISBN:
9780199894215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340372.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter reviews the findings of academic surveys of corporate executives indicating how firms make capital structure and financing decisions. The chapter compares the survey findings to the ... More


Making sense of behavioural development in the chick

P. P. G. Bateson

in Neural and Behavioural Plasticity: The Use of the Domestic Chick as a Model

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521846
eISBN:
9780191724640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521846.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

At an early stage in their lives, domestic chicks are capable of highly organized patterns of behaviour. These activities serve requirements that must be met if the animal is to stay alive. This ... More


Gonadal steroids and memory formation

P. G. Clifton

in Neural and Behavioural Plasticity: The Use of the Domestic Chick as a Model

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521846
eISBN:
9780191724640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521846.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter reviews some studies that have examined the influence of gonadal steroids on the learning of the passive avoidance task, and also examines the relationship between the effects of ... More


The Demand for Mushārakah in Urban Egypt by Small Business as a Test of the Pecking Order Hypothesis

Mohamed Nasr

in Islamic Perspectives on Wealth Creation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621002
eISBN:
9780748653096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621002.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

For a long time, Islamic finance has been discussed from the supply side, and asymmetric information and agency problems have been given as the reasons for lack of use of mushārakah by Islamic banks. ... More


The Pacifist Dilemma: Friendly Persuasion (1956), The Big Country (1958), Ben-Hur (1959)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with three films Wyler made after leaving Paramount, all of which explore the limits of pacifism. The first, Friendly Persuasion, starring Gary Cooper, deals with a Quaker family's ... More


Photographic Traces and Documentary Films: Comments for Gregory Currie

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses Gregory Currie's characteristically stimulating and carefully crafted article “Visible Traces: Documentary Film and the Contents of Photographs,” which introduces a ... More


The Campbell Farming Corporation

Deborah Fitzgerald

in Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088137
eISBN:
9780300133417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088137.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the Campbell Farming Corporation in southeastern Montana, which was one of the most successful and large mechanized grain farms of the plains during the 1920s. Within the first ... More


Coda: Black Radical Tragic Propositions

Jeremy Matthew Glick

in Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

By way of propositional logic, I present ten theses on the Black Radical Tragic that both clarify what I mean by the term and chart ten points for further study and thinking. These propositions bring ... More


“Dear Tessie”

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the scandal involving Harry Thurston Peck, one of Columbia University's most illustrious faculty members, and his former stenographer, Esther Quinn. Peck, an old college friend ... More


A Question of Rank

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with the question of crew division. In particular, the significance of rank is covered. The rank of post captain was an obsolete alternative form of captain in the Royal ... More


Exit Strategies in Private Equity

Didier Folus and Emmanuel Boutron

in Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375875
eISBN:
9780199375899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375875.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The main goal of a PE fund manager is to receive a return in excess of the price paid for the companies in the portfolio at the time of exit. Various exit strategies are available to fund managers ... More


Spellbound (1945)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In one of the earliest films to depict the budding field of psychoanalysis, Alfred Hitchcock dealt with oversight from David O. Selznick’s personal psychiatrist as well as the Production Code. Both ... More


Fidelity

Barry Hankins

in Woodrow Wilson: Ruling Elder, Spiritual President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198718376
eISBN:
9780191787676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718376.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

At the outset of the war in Europe, in August 1914, Wilson’s wife Ellen died of Bright’s Disease. Eight months later he fell in love with Edith Galt, who became his wife in December 1915. His ... More


Caught between Blue and Gray

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0034
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Maj. Gen George E. Pickett’s attack on New Bern in January 1863 results in a fiasco. Having failed utterly to take the city after seven hours of fighting, the 13,000 troops retreat back to Kinston. ... More


SCENES OF VISIONARY ENCHANTMENT: The Upper Missouri

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter follows Lewis and Clark as they traveled upstream of the Missouri River. A curious change occurs on the Missouri River upstream from Fort Peck Dam and from there to Loma, near Fort ... More


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