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Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church

Mary McClintock Fulkerson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296477
eISBN:
9780191711930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296477.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The primary aim of this book is to explore the contradiction between the widely shared beliefs in the USA about racial inclusiveness and equal opportunity for all, and the fact that most churches are ... More


The Nature of Political Theory

Andrew Vincent

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is a controversial book that challenges established views of contemporary political theory. It offers a synoptic, critical, and comparative analysis of the widely different accounts of how the ... More


Word and Supplement: Speech Acts, Biblical Texts, and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Timothy Ward

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199244386
eISBN:
9780191697364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244386.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

What are Christians saying when they call the Bible the Word of God? How is that statement to be understood in relation to postmodernity's suspicion of meaning? This book tackles these questions by ... More


Introduction: The Performative Construction of the Self

William S. Sax

in Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139150
eISBN:
9780199871650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139151.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The introduction surveys the literature on performance theory, ritual, and theater in India, along with addressing the construction of selfhood. It argues that many of the insights of postmodern ... More


Beyond realism? Modes of reading in Marxist-socialist and post-Marxist-socialist Television drama criticism

Geraldine Harris

in Beyond Representation: Television Drama and the Politics and Aesthetics of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074585
eISBN:
9781781701010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074585.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter summarizes some well-rehearsed debates from the early to mid-twentieth century, concerning realism and naturalism in television drama and the impact on those debates of poststructuralist ... More


Legal Realism Regained: Saving Realism from Critical Acclaim

Wouter de Been

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756594
eISBN:
9780804787529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756594.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book presents a comparison between the legal realists, a group of pragmatic legal theorists from the 1920s and 1930s, and critical legal studies, a movement of postmodern legal theory during the ... More


Postmodern Amnesia

Timothy Melley

in The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451232
eISBN:
9780801465918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451232.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the role of amnesia in covert action stories. Amnesia is a popular way of exploring the historical implications of postmodern theory. Also, the amnesic assassin, such as from ... More


Epilogue: Objectivity and Altruism

George Levine

in Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475363
eISBN:
9780226475387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475387.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The narrative of scientific epistemology draws the struggles and the triumphs of the quest for absolute truth without divine assistance. The problem of objectivity was the problem that worried Karl ... More


Modernity and the Homeless: Toni Morrison and the Fictions of Modernism

Marc C. Conner

in Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay examines Toni Morrison’s writings within the larger contexts of modernism and modernity. Starting from the fundamental tenet that Morrison’s entire project is concerned with what Ellison ... More


The Fate of Place: A Philosophical History

Edward S. Casey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520276031
eISBN:
9780520954564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276031.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book provides a philosophical history of the evolving conceptualizations of place and space in Western thought. Not merely a presentation of the ideas of other philosophers, it is acutely ... More


David Foster Wallace as American Hedgehog

Daniel R. Kelly

in Freedom and the Self: Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161534
eISBN:
9780231539166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161534.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter provides a general description of David Foster Wallace's work by comparing him to a fox and to a hedgehog. Wallace is comparable to a fox, in the sense that he knew many things, ranging ... More


A History of Autobiography Criticism, Part Ii: Expanding Autobiography Studies

Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson

in Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669851
eISBN:
9781452946238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669851.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores critical and theoretical approaches to autobiography studies in their historical, social, and geographical contexts. It looks into three concepts drawn from larger theoretical ... More


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