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 Invocation of the Sage: The Ritual to Glorify the Emperor

Michel Mohr

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 7 describes the history and contemporary standing of a political ritual practiced in most Japanese Zen monasteries and temples today. This hour long ritual—Shukushin (Invoking the Sage)—is ... More


Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism at Court

Evelyn S. Rawski

in The Last Emperors: A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212893
eISBN:
9780520926790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212893.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter turns to the court's patronage of shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism, and to its pursuit of a multicultural policy directed at different subject peoples in the empire. Shamanism was the ... More


Boundaries and Spaces

Adelyn Lim

in Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements In Post-1997 Hong Kong: Solidarity Beyond the State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888139378
eISBN:
9789888313174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139378.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses violence against women in the context of broader pro-Beijing and pro-democracy movements. In Hong Kong, the significance of the political transition is apparent in the ... More


Chapter 2. The Nawabs: Good, Bad, and Ugly

Anna Bigelow

in Sharing the Sacred: Practicing Pluralism in Muslim North India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195368239
eISBN:
9780199867622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368239.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The saint’s descendants became the ruling nawabs, several of whom had an enduring effect on Malerkotla. Their legacies will be discussed with a particular focus on Nawab Sher Muhammad Khan, who spoke ... More


Understanding Elections in Afghanistan

Noah Coburn and Anna Larson

in Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166201
eISBN:
9780231535748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166201.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter deconstructs the notion of democratization as a post-conflict operation geared toward peace, especially with regard to the political climate in Afghanistan. Democracy—and ... More


Freedom Offstage

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

in Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses freedom, representation, and forms of resistance, Cuban-style. It focuses in particular on common forms of “off-stage”, “backstage”, and at-home criticism, building on the ... More


The Ritual Culture of Appeasement

Marko Geslani

in Rites of the God-King: 'Sānti and Ritual Change in Early Hinduism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190862886
eISBN:
9780190862916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862886.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter details how the śānti ritual was politicized in the arena of kingship (rājadharma). It examines a collection of ritual manuals (the Appendices of the Atharvaveda) for the royal chaplain ... More


Stalin’s Citizens: Everyday Politics in the Wake of Total War

Serhy Yekelchyk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199378449
eISBN:
9780199378463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378449.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The first study of the everydayness of political life under Stalin, this book examines Soviet citizenship through common practices of expressing Soviet identity in the public space. The Stalinist ... More


Conclusion

Marko Geslani

in Rites of the God-King: 'Sānti and Ritual Change in Early Hinduism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190862886
eISBN:
9780190862916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862886.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The conclusion reviews how a history of śānti rituals complicates our sense of the relationship between Vedism and Hinduism. Despite the drammatic religious changes that took hold in the post-Vedic ... More


The Navarātra Homa: Liver, Enchantment, and Engendering the Divine Śaktis

Nawaraj Chaulagain (ed.)

in Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199351572
eISBN:
9780199351602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351572.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The navarātra is a nine-day festival held in the autumn. At the start of this festival, a yantra is consecrated in the same way that images are for the installation of a deity in them. This involves ... More


The Creation of Consensus

Clifford Ando

in Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220676
eISBN:
9780520923720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220676.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the process of creating consensus in the Roman Empire. It investigates three social dramas that implicitly or explicitly invoked and expressed the consensus of the provincials ... More


Civil Sphere and Political Performance: Critical Reflections on Alexander’s Cultural Sociology

Bryan S. Turner

in Solidarity, Justice, and Incorporation: Thinking through The Civil Sphere

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199811908
eISBN:
9780190239343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811908.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter’s analysis begins with its contention that one cannot understand the civil sphere without first understanding Alexander’s version of cultural sociology and of the significance he attaches ... More


Making Their Bow to the Ladies Southern Party Leaders and the Fight for New Women Voters

Lorraine Gates Schuyler

in The Weight of Their Votes: Southern Women and Political Leverage in the 1920s

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830666
eISBN:
9781469606224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876695_schuyler.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses the new political ritual that visibly symbolized the transformations that woman suffrage had wrought on the South's leading men. It observes that southern politicians in the ... More


Emperors and Senators in the Roman Forum

Carlos Machado

in Urban Space and Aristocratic Power in Late Antique Rome: AD 270-535

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198835073
eISBN:
9780191872839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835073.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

The Roman Forum occupied a central place in the city of Rome. Crowded with monuments, civic buildings, and temples, the forum was a symbol of imperial power and culture, serving as stage for imperial ... More


Introduction: The Outskirts of the Nation

Mary Margaret Steedly

in Rifle Reports: A Story of Indonesian Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520274860
eISBN:
9780520955288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274860.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The introduction, “The Outskirts of the Nation,” introduces Karoland and its people through an account of Independence Day celebrations in the highland capital of Kabanjahé. Taking public sites of ... More


“Civil in any Country, if They Are So in the Fashion of France”: Nonverbal Communication, Civility, and the Language of Signs in Early Modern France

Céline Carayon

in Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652627
eISBN:
9781469652641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652627.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

As the 1550 Royal Entry in Rouen described in the opening of this chapter reveals, Renaissance and Early Modern France was home to a deeply ceremonial culture in which political and social rituals ... More


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