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Marie McGinn

in Elucidating the ‘Tractatus’: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199244447
eISBN:
9780191714146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244447.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter looks at Wittgenstein’s investigation of the logic of portrayal insofar as it is concerned with a completely general notion of pictures. At TLP 2.181, he introduces the idea of a special ... More


Milton, Marriage, and the Politics of Gender

Rosanna Cox

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter investigates the seventeenth-century cultural and historical context of Milton's portrayal the relationship of Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost. This approach aims to bring the ... More


Menander: The Shield and The Arbitration

Stanley Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688973
eISBN:
9781800343146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688973.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

What reason has an educated man for going to the theatre, except to see Menander? Thus the judgement of Aristophanes of Byzantium, and in later antiquity the social comedies of Menander ranked second ... More


Self-Portrayals

Kurt Flasch

in Meister Eckhart: Philosopher of Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204865
eISBN:
9780300216370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204865.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines a few texts in which Meister Eckhart repeatedly talks about his intentions. The frequency and intensity of Eckhart's self-interpretations were unusual for the time. Eckhart's ... More


Rabbinic Portrayals of Persians as Others

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

in Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes the dozens of texts in rabbinic literature, including the Jerusalem Talmud and Midrashim, that describe the Persians as an imperial ethno-class. After explicating the range of ... More


Rabbis and Zoroastrian Priests in Judicial Settings

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

in Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the ties between the Babylonian rabbis and Zoroastrian priests in judicial contexts. After giving a detailed review of the philological background of the two terms that the ... More


Introduction

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

in Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The introduction offers readers a brief overview of the history of the study of the Talmud in its Iranian context, including the recent resurgence of interest in this topic spearheaded by Yaakov ... More


Radical or Rascal

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the different portrayals of John Wilkes after his death. The first obituary notice of Wilkes stated that he was a true Patriot, and that is efforts added legal security to the ... More


From Twin Beds to Sex at Your Fingertips: Teen Sexuality in Movies, Music, Television, and the Internet, 1950 to 2005

Susannah Stern and Jane D. Brown

in The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195342956
eISBN:
9780199894284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342956.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Portrayal of sex in the media has changed dramatically since 1950, with content that would have shocked a teen in 1950 hardly producing any reaction today. Nevertheless, adolescent sexual portrayal ... More


Adolescent Gender Role Portrayals in the Media: 1950 to the Present

Jennifer L. Walsh and L. Monique Ward

in The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195342956
eISBN:
9780199894284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342956.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Gender socialization is the process by which children and youth learn cultural norms and expectations for gender roles. Because the mass media have played an increasing role in this process, analyses ... More


Adolescent Body Image and Eating in the Media: Trends and Implications for Adolescent Health

Kristen Harrison

in The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195342956
eISBN:
9780199894284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342956.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Body image and eating behavior are important factors in adolescent development because they can have grave effects, including anorexia, bulimia, and obesity. Over 36% of deaths in the U.S. have ... More


On Holy Ground: The Politics and Myth of Sacred Geography

Leah Renold

in A Hindu Education: Early Years of the Banaras Hindu University

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195674835
eISBN:
9780199081493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195674835.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the importance of the University's location in Banaras or Varanasi, one of the holy cities in India. It explains the procedure involved in buying the land for the University (a ... More


Culture, Genocide, and a Public Anthropology

John R. Bowen

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the connection between genocide and modernity. It stresses that the anthropologists who explain human variation must be careful about the way they characterize difference, since ... More


Films and Cartoons: The Second Pen

Nadia Sonneveld

in Khul' Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Describes and analyzes the use of styles of dress, music, and language in two films: Muhami khul' and Uridu khul'an, showing that these works of popular culture served to articulate a political ... More


The Self and the Individual

Jeanne Openshaw

in Writing the Self: The Life and Philosophy of a Bengali Baul Guru

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062479
eISBN:
9780199080489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062479.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter traces the trajectory from Raj's autobiography to his songs, from the ‘outer autobiography’ to the ‘inner autobiography’, and, as will be argued here, from one notion of self to another. ... More


Pacifism, Political Action, and Artistic Endeavor

Philip Brett

in Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246096
eISBN:
9780520939127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246096.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter inquires into the cause for the conspicuous absence of erotic portrayal through music based on the theory propounded by Eduard Hanslick in his work On The Musically Beautiful (1854). It ... More


The Treatise of Hatim

Lloyd Ridgeon

in Jawanmardi: A Sufi Code of Honour

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641826
eISBN:
9780748653249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641826.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter translates the Treatise of Hatim, and discusses the content of the treatise that focuses on Hatim،s life. It particularly discusses Hatim's manifestation of his jamanwardi to the poor ... More


Beyond the Strong Program in the Sociology of Religion

David Smilde

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the issue of cultural autonomy as it relates to our portrayals of religion. First, it looks at the recent move toward a more robust view of religion and culture. Then it ... More


Tribal Televisions: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms

Dustin Tahmahkera

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618685
eISBN:
9781469618708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618685.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Beginning with the iconic Indian Head test pattern, which followed television station sign-offs and preceded sign-ons from the mid-1940s through the 1970s, representations of Native Peoples have been ... More


Self-Characterization and Political Thought in Xenophon’s Anabasis

Tim Rood

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses Xenophon’s self-portrayal in Anabasis, particularly in the scene after the arrest of the generals where Xenophon rises to prominence in his own account and in the retreat to the ... More


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