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Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies

Cressida J. Heyes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310535
eISBN:
9780199871445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310535.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book argues that we live in an age of somatic subjects, whose authentic identity must be represented through the body. When a perceived mismatch between inner self and outer form occurs, ... More


Party Politics in New Democracies

Paul Webb and Stephen White (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199289653
eISBN:
9780191710964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289653.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The sister volume to a book called Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, this book offers a systematic and rigorous analysis of parties in some of the world's major new democracies. ... More


Dangdut Stories: A Social and Musical History of Indonesia's Most Popular Music

Andrew N. Weintraub

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395662
eISBN:
9780199863549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395662.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

Dangdut Stories is a social and musical history of dangdut, Indonesia's most popular music, within a range of broader narratives about social class, gender, ethnicity and nation in post-independence ... More


Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Frank Graziano

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book presents an interpretive overview of folk saint devotions in the Spanish-speaking Americas. The chapters are dedicated to folk saints from Argentina, Mexico, and Peru: Difunta Correa, ... More


Introduction

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter points out how grievously scholars have neglected popular influences on classical music. It challenges the tradition of ‘homage musicology’, whereby musical analysis is seen ... More


Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Melanie Jane Wright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is about the representation of Moses and the Exodus narrative in three North American texts: Moses in Red by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain (1926), by Zora Neale Hurston ... More


Conclusion: The Gospel According to Totolapan

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Over decades a series of renovations has softened some of the most dolorous features of the Cristo Aparecido and thus the physical image has come to more closely represent the faith of his devotees, ... More


Conclusion

Cathy Gutierrez

in Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion argues that religions provide templates for thinking that endure long after their immediate relevance to a society has faded. An apocalyptic worldview in which the end of time is ... More


Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Amy Johnson Frykholm

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines the readership of the contemporary best-selling series Left Behind, drawing on a qualitative study of readers. Rapture Culture asks what role an anti-worldly theory like dispensationalism ... More


Conclusions

Melanie J. Wright

in Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Previous chapters in this book have considered in depth how Lincoln Steffens, Zora Neale Hurston, and Cecil B. DeMille represented Moses and the exodus in twentieth century America. These studies ... More


The Fascist Party and Popular Opinion in Mussolini's Italy

Paul Corner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198730699
eISBN:
9780191741753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198730699.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The enigma of how ordinary people related to would-be totalitarian regimes is still far from being resolved. The tension between repression and consensus renders analysis difficult; where one ends ... More


Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon

Anthony Harkins

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189506
eISBN:
9780199788835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189506.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book examines the evolution of one of the most pervasive and enduring American icons from the 18th-century to the present day. Spanning film, literature, and the entire expanse of American ... More


Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages

Catherine Rider

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282227
eISBN:
9780191713026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book investigates the common medieval belief that magic could cause impotence. Because impotence was a ground for annulling a marriage in medieval canon law, it received a large amount of ... More


The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Andrew R. Holmes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Until now, scholars of Ulster Presbyterianism have focused upon internal theological debates, institutions, and the political implications of Presbyterian theology as a way to explain the origins of ... More


Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power

Patrick Major

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199243280
eISBN:
9780191714061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243280.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Few historical changes occur literally overnight, but on 13 August 1961 18 million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the ... More


Scholarship and the Musical: Reclaiming Jerome Kern: Aspects of Art Lecture

Stephen Banfield

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263242
eISBN:
9780191734014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses Jerome Kern, who provides a convenient and important case study for the reclamation of the musical as historical output. It explores how the cross-disciplinary, unruly, and ... More


The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation

Douglas A. Chalmers, Carlos M. Vilas, Katherine Hite, Scott B. Martin, Kerianne Piester, and Monique Segarra (eds)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198781837
eISBN:
9780191598968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198781830.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Almost all agree that political systems in Latin America underwent a transformation in the 1980s. The usual quick description of this change was ‘democratization’. But whether one takes an optimistic ... More


Election Blues 2000

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this afterword, the author discusses the events surrounding the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, in which George W. Bush became President based on a Supreme Court ruling that gave him the majority ... More


The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Deborah Posel

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book examines some of the crucial political processes and struggles which shaped the reciprocal development of Apartheid and capitalism in South Africa. The book's analysis debunks the orthodoxy ... More


Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought

Michael Hanchard

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176247
eISBN:
9780199851003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176247.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This treatment of “party” life traces the many different forms of communal expression that underlie black parties. It reveals new dimensions to the way we think about the cultural and political ... More


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