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Understanding Popular Politics: Caste, Kinship and Factionalism among Yadavs in North India

LUCIA MICHELUTTI

in Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the rise of caste politics and the dynamics of Indian popular politics in the 1990s, specifically in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It shows how the interrelation between ... More


Thinking big: the political imagination

Matthew Flinders and Matt Wood

in Tracing the Political: Depoliticisation, governance and the state

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326601
eISBN:
9781447326625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326601.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The aim of this collection was to be provocative and open up debate, and the book appears to have succeeded. In doing so, it seems to have achieved the not insubstantial feat of provoking Colin Hay, ... More


Lex Pacificatoria: Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Christine Bell

in On the Law of Peace: Peace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199226832
eISBN:
9780191710261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226832.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This concluding chapter summarizes and brings together the book's central argument for a lex pacificatoria as a new law of the peacemakers. It proposes an ambivalent response to the new lex, and ... More


Classical Education and the Early American Democratic Style

Joy Connolly

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines classical rhetoric's central role in the formation of early American cultural identity. It surveys classical education in eighteenth‐ and early nineteenth‐century America, ... More


Language, the Nation, and Symbolic Capital: The Case Of Punjab *

Alyssa Ayres

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0018
Subject:
History, Indian History

A movement to ‘revive’ the spirit of the Punjabi language, the Punjabiyat movement, has been catalyzed from within Pakistan — raising intriguing questions about language, nationalism, and the ... More


1. 1. Solomon's Temple, Augustus' Altar, and Edwin's Roads: Peace in the Political Imagination

Paul J. E. Kershaw

in Peaceful Kings: Peace, Power and the Early Medieval Political Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198208709
eISBN:
9780191594731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208709.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

What did early medieval authors think about when they thought about peace? Early medieval political culture is impossible to understand without a full awareness of the foundations upon which it was ... More


Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Luciano Canfora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book is a profile of an extraordinary man, and a new interpretation of one of the most controversial figures in history. Julius Caesar played a leading role in the politics and culture of a ... More


The Underside of Politics: Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War

Sorin Radu Cucu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254347
eISBN:
9780823260997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254347.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book argues that, during the Cold War, modern political imagination was held captive by the split between two visions of universality — freedom in the West versus social justice in the East — ... More


Origins and Models

HAROLD LOVE

in English Clandestine Satire, 1660-1702

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199255610
eISBN:
9780191719622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255610.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter begins with a description of George Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham and how his life as it is told today is essentially one that has been compiled from satires. It argues that the ... More


Antigone and the Polis

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter relocates Antigone within the ancient sphere of democracy, calling upon some of the text's political conditions of production as well as upon the mysterious success of Antigone's ... More


Introduction: Toward a New Political History of African American Literature

Gene Andrew Jarrett

in Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743386
eISBN:
9780814743874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743386.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the political value of African American literature through an examination of Thomas Jefferson and Barack Obama. Prior to their careers as elected ... More


An Unsettled Past as a Political Resource

Svjetlana Nedimović

in African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity: Past Oppression, Future Justice?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400404
eISBN:
9781474412476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400404.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines recent debates about transitional justice and argues against attempts at ‘overcoming the past’ or ‘settling the past’. Drawing on Cornelius Castoriadis's theory of the ... More


The Imaginary and the Political

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter suggests that the political purpose of refunctioned ethnography could be to provide some intellectual purchase on the imaginations that are only superficially expressed as rational ... More


Justice and Feasibility: A Dynamic Approach

Pablo Gilabert

in Political Utopias: Contemporary Debates

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190280598
eISBN:
9780190280628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280598.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

It is common in political theory and practice to challenge normatively ambitious proposals by saying that their fulfillment is not feasible. But there has been insufficient conceptual exploration of ... More


Romantic Nationalism in Eastern Europe: Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian Political Imaginations

Serhiy Bilenky

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778060
eISBN:
9780804780568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778060.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book explores the political imagination of Eastern Europe in the 1830s and 1840s, when Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian intellectuals came to identify themselves as belonging to communities known ... More


Policy translation: how personalisation spreads

Catherine Needham

in Personalising public services: Understanding the personalisation narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427601
eISBN:
9781447302957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427601.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter focuses on the people and organisations that have promoted personalisation and established its strong hold on the political imagination. It traces the history of personalised approaches ... More


Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

John M. Meyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028905
eISBN:
9780262327107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028905.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Addresses a central dilemma facing efforts to promote environmental sustainability: while environmental challenges including climate change threaten the very fabric of our lives, ambitious efforts to ... More


“The Stuff Our Dreams Are Made Of”: Lincoln in The English Imagination

Adam I. P. Smith (ed.)

in The Global Lincoln

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195379112
eISBN:
9780190254643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the perception of Abraham Lincoln in English political and cultural imagination. It explains that Lincoln had a varied career in the English imagination in the century or so ... More


What Was Revolutionary about Armenian Revolutionary Parties in the Ottoman Empire?

Gerard J. Libaridian

in A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195393743
eISBN:
9780190254315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195393743.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Armenian political parties were founded at the end of the nineteenth century to give a new direction to their Armenian constituents. They spoke, negotiated, and made decisions on behalf of the ... More


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