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 Regretting the Self One Is

Lisa Tessman

in Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195179149
eISBN:
9780199835782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179145.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines a practice known by feminists as the politics of personal transformation, a practice that has attempted to respond critically to the fact that selves have been morally damaged ... More


From Self-Made to Belabored

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/9780195171242.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book investigates how the promise of self-help can lead workers into a new sort of enslavement – into a cycle where the self is not improved but endlessly belabored – and explores the shifts in ... More


Ethical Anarchism

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

One of the most distinctive features of ethical socialism was the place it gave to personal transformation and communal utopianism. This chapter explores the intersections between this type of ... More


The Making of British Socialism

Mark Bevir

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book provides a new interpretation of the emergence of British socialism in the late nineteenth century, demonstrating that it was not a working-class movement demanding state action, but a ... More


Transforming Obligation in William James

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter describes the connection between the obligation William James finds in the reflective life and the resultant personal transformation that provides access to the meaning of that ... More


. Experience and Personal Transformation

Robert C. Fuller

in Wonder: From Emotion to Spirituality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829950
eISBN:
9781469605593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889909_fuller.12
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores how wonder-filled experiences transform the way we perceive and think about the world. More specifically, it describes how certain experiences might elicit wonder and bring ... More


Joy, Flow, and Personal Transformation

Joanna Bosse

in Becoming Beautiful: Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039010
eISBN:
9780252096983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039010.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter locates ballroom dance's transformative potential in the affective experience of synchronized performance, with particular emphasis on how it brings pleasure and feeling of well-being to ... More


This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics

Cecilia Konchar Farr and Jaime Harker (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039805
eISBN:
9780252097904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039805.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The Women's Liberation Movement held a foundational belief in the written word's power to incite social change. This book investigates the dynamic print culture that emerged as the feminist movement ... More


Being a North American Buddhist Woman: Reflections of a Feminist Pioneer

Rita M. Gross

in A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255852
eISBN:
9780520943667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255852.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, the author likes to reminisce about some of her key experiences and insights as a North American Buddhist woman and scholar-practitioner. Buddhist teachings are extremely simple and ... More


Student Narratives: Personal Transformations and Reorientations

Usha Sanyal

in Scholars of Faith: South Asian Muslim Women and the Embodiment of Religious Knowledge

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190120801
eISBN:
9780199099900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120801.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In Chapter 9 I focus on the students of Al-Huda classes, both onsite and online. Most of the students who spoke to me were young adults—some married with children, some college students, and some ... More


Ethical Standards, or, Why Good Things Happen for Good People

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter explains how adherence to the highest ethical standards contributes to business success by highlighting the case of the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. A reputation for honesty and ... More


Themes Emerging from Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices in North-East England

Chris Fowler

in The Emergent Past: A Relational Realist Archaeology of Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199656370
eISBN:
9780191804724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199656370.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines themes emerging from Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age mortuary practices in North-East England from a relational realist perspective. The discussion focuses on particular ... More


Somatic Awakenings

Ruth Way

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, the author talks about somatic awakenings by sharing the story of her transformative passage through somatic studies and how her study of somatics has directly influenced her both ... More


Black Women Remember Black Girls: A Collective and Creative Memory

Ruth Nicole Brown

in Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037979
eISBN:
9780252095245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter shows how Black girlhood must be made—in SOLHOT the space of Black girlhood is made through time, a timing that is infused with the sacred and spirit. In SOLHOT, to “homegirl” means ... More


On the Margins: Creating a Space and Place in the Academy

Wanda A. Hendricks

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.13
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Wanda A. Hendricks' place in the academy as defined equally by personal transformations and race and gender. Orphaned as a teenager and unsure of her place in the world, ... More


Big Decisions: Opting, Converting, Drifting

Edna Ullmann-Margalit

in Normal Rationality: Decisions and Social Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198802433
eISBN:
9780191840753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802433.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A decision is “big” if it exhibits the following characteristics: it is transformative, or “core affecting”; it is irrevocable; it is taken in full awareness; the choice not made casts a lingering ... More


Undoing Exile? Remembering, Imagining, Envisioning

Roniger Luis

in Exile, Diaspora, and Return: Changing Cultural Landscapes in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190693961
eISBN:
9780190693992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693961.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Decades ago, ethnomethodologists discovered that under routine conditions, individuals cling to what sociologists have called “markers of certainty.” This sense of certainty is challenged once ... More


Death: The Ultimate Transformative Experience

Evan Thompson

in Becoming Someone New: Essays on Transformative Experience, Choice, and Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198823735
eISBN:
9780191862519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823735.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Death is the ultimate transformative experience. “Death” here means not the state of being dead but rather the whole process of dying, culminating in the end of a person’s life. Death is ... More


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