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 “Novels Rather than Nothing”: Literature

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Nauvoo had a library, but fiction was never popular in the early church. Orson Whitney advocated a “home literature”, but the effort largely failed. Until then, it was largely didactic and ... More


 The Research Community

Emma Cohen

in The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In this chapter the focus narrows to the stories, beliefs, relationships, and motivations of those who formed the core membership of the terreiro. It describes Afro‐Brazilian religion as it was ... More


Studying Joseph Smith Jr.: A Guide to the Sources

David J. Whittaker

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a bicentennial bibliographical chapter about the Mormon founder. It divides the voluminous manuscript sources on Smith into the various categories of journals, sermons and ... More


The Historical Self

George P. Fletcher

in Loyalty: An Essay on the Morality of Relationships

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098327
eISBN:
9780199852901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098327.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This argues that loyalty arises within the context of a relationship from shared experiences and personal history and is contingent upon these factors. Betrayal is a breach of an obligation of ... More


Originals bands

Pamela Burnard

in Musical Creativities in Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199583942
eISBN:
9780191740671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583942.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter takes a look at the personal histories and contextual perspectives of three professional independent band members who have developed performing careers and have worked in several roles ... More


Vincent Sheean’s: Personal History

John Maxwell Hamilton

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book Personal History, by Vincent Sheean. First published in 1935, Personal History is a memoir of Sheean, an American journalist. In October 1922, Sheean, then a young man ... More


The Subscription Controversy

James E. Crimmins

in Secular Utilitarianism: Social Science and the Critique of Religion in the Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277415
eISBN:
9780191684173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277415.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In 1773 or early 1774 Bentham gave serious consideration to the notion of publishing an attack on the practice in the universities of imposing on students subscription to articles of faith. The ... More


Personal Legacy and Scholastic Identity

Edward J. Watts

in Riot in Alexandria: Tradition and Group Dynamics in Late Antique Pagan and Christian Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262072
eISBN:
9780520945623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262072.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the importance of historical traditions within a range of ancient intellectual environments. Beginning with Plato's Academy in the fourth century bc and ending with the schools ... More


Restoration of Loss

Ravinder Kaur

in Since 1947: Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683776
eISBN:
9780199081844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683776.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The theme of active state involvement in post-Partition resettlement continues in this chapter. It focuses on the social, familial, and personal attempts at restoration. Three distinct narratives are ... More


On the Advantage and Disadvantage of Sentimental History for Life

Mark Salber Phillips

in On Historical Distance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300140378
eISBN:
9780300195255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140378.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examine the emergence of sentimental history around 1968. It suggests that the key feature of the emergent sensibility of the 1960s was its legitimation of a strongly affective ... More


The Personal Computer and Social Media

Paul E. Ceruzzi

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The use of digital computers to facilitate social interaction has not eclipsed the uses for which they were invented, but it often seems that way. That use requires an ability to network computers to ... More


Citizens of the Holocaust: The Vernacular of Growing Up after World War II

in The War Complex: World War II in Our Time

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226808550
eISBN:
9780226808796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226808796.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the theme of ordinary people who did not experience but grew up with knowledge of the Holocaust. It consists of discrete but linked sections that explore the state of private ... More


Wisdom: The Emerging Conception

John Kekes

in Wisdom: A Humanistic Conception

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197514047
eISBN:
9780197514078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514047.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Human wisdom guides how we cope with perennial problems by relying on an unstable compound of often conflicting evaluations prompted by our personal history and the various social modes of ... More


Marching Through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea

Sandra Fahy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171342
eISBN:
9780231538947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171342.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book presents a personal portrait of the ravages of famine and totalitarian politics in modern North Korea since the 1990s. Featuring interviews with more than thirty North Koreans who defected ... More


Introduction

Marijeta Božović

in After Yugoslavia: The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784023
eISBN:
9780804787345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784023.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introduction outlines the rationale of the volume and provides critical chapter summaries. One of the central binaries interrogated throughout the volume is that of individual versus collective ... More


Manipulated Agents: A Window to Moral Responsibility

Alfred R. Mele

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190927967
eISBN:
9780190927998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927967.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Thought experiments featuring manipulated agents and designed agents have played a significant role in the literature on moral responsibility. What can we learn from thought experiments of this kind ... More


Shame

Rebecca Krug

in Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705335
eISBN:
9781501708169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705335.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter untangles the relationship between conflicting explanations of the value of shame, as found in devotional writing, and Kempe's methods for resisting its destructive power. Shame was the ... More


Chick-a-ma-feeno: An Identity Emerges

Shane Lief and John McCusker

in Jockomo: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496825896
eISBN:
9781496825933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825896.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter lays out several different narratives about the origins of Mardi Gras Indians. Some are based on oral histories shared among Mardi Gras Indians themselves, while others are based on ... More


Internalism and Externalism

Alfred R. Mele

in Manipulated Agents: A Window to Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190927967
eISBN:
9780190927998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927967.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Two general kinds of view about moral responsibility are discussed—internalism and externalism. An agent’s internal condition at a time may be defined as something specified by the collection of all ... More


Returning to the Scene of The Crime: Solaris and the Psychoanalytic Detective

Andrew deWaard and R. Colin Tait

in The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165518
eISBN:
9780231850391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165518.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores issues of temporal, psychological, and societal traumas as they are rendered bare onscreen in Solaris (2002) and its ‘psychoanalytic detective’. Solaris conceptualises the ... More


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