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Ink Dances in Limbo: Gao Xingjian's Writing as Cultural Translation

Jessica Yeung

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099210
eISBN:
9789882207042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099210.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study of the entire written works of Gao Xingjian, China's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, analyses each group of his writing and argues for a reading of Gao's writing as a ... More


We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Steve Redhead

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Is it possible that various disciplines, theorists and cultural commentators have been hurtling down a blind alley in the last thirty years, searching for the holy grail of the postmodern? What if, ... More


Adventures in the Global Amazon

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter, building on Ch. 1, explores how a sense of globally connected places develops from innovative aesthetic techniques in two works that focus on the Amazon rainforest as an icon of ... More


Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Michael Davies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Bunyan’s theology is not obsessed with a forbidding Calvinist doctrine of predestination. Rather, his is a comfortable doctrine, in which the believer is encouraged to accept salvation through the ... More


Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Moyra Haslett

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This study is a contextual reading of Byron's epic poem Don Juan which argues that the importance of the Don Juan legend has been considerably underestimated. Contemporary histories — critical, ... More


Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood

Christian Smith, Kari Christoffersen, Hilary Davidson, and Patricia Snell Herzog

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199828029
eISBN:
9780199919475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828029.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Life for emerging adults is vastly different today than it was for their counterparts even a generation ago. Young people are waiting longer to marry, to have children, and to choose a career ... More


Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Andrew Epstein

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Despite the deep-seated notion that the archetypal American poet sings a solitary “Song of Myself,” much of the most enduring American poetry has actually been preoccupied with friendship and its ... More


Gender, Patriarchy, and Development in Africa: The Zimbabwean Case

Jane L. Parpan

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Because of autocratic rule, civil wars, economic decline, and various political and social situations faced in the region, it is difficult to provide an accurate assessment about the subordination ... More


The Postmodern Moment

in On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

Scholars have used a ready method to locate the transition from modernity to postmodernity—the postmodern moment—and the decisive intrusion of consciously postmodernist thought into the world of ... More


Two Versions of the Postmodernist Future

in On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

Formative thinking for an early version of postmodernism occurred well before the actual postmodernist moment, when two seminal thinkers elaborated its core ideas: Antoine Augustin Cournot, a scholar ... More


Spinoza for Our Time: Politics and Postmodernity

Antonio Negri

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160469
eISBN:
9780231500661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160469.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers a straightforward explanation of Baruch Spinoza's elaborate arguments and a persuasive case for his ongoing relevance. Responding to a resurgent interest in Spinoza's thought and its ... More


Corrigibilism without Solidarity

Isaac Levi

in Pragmatism and Inquiry: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698134
eISBN:
9780191742323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698134.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

Peirce, James, and Dewey agreed that the fruits of inquiry are liable to revision. But as long as the inquirer endorses these fruits for use as standards for judging what might be true and might be ... More


Introduction: “Like a Mockingbird”

Amy C. Beal

in Carla Bley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter provides a background of Carla Bley and her music. Bley is a prolific and influential American composer. And though her career, which began in the 1950s, has taken place ... More


Conclusion Historical Forms and Trends

Marcello Carmagnani

in The Other West: Latin America from Invasion to Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247987
eISBN:
9780520947511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247987.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Historians over time became wary of narrow ideological approaches and turned to the then-emerging postmodernist theories in the late 1980s. Historical study reconsidered the ability of individuals ... More


Narrating Precariousness

Anne Fuchs

in Precarious Times: Temporality and History in Modern German Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501735103
eISBN:
9781501734816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501735103.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the experience of precarious times in contemporary German fiction. The first part queries the binary distinction between modernist and postmodernist literature in the light of ... More


Views with Postmodernist Affinities

in On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

In history, the social energy that shaped temporary forms of unity also caused their decline when its initial strength dissipated. Historians have often spoken about exhausted states, empires, and ... More


Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity

Werner Menski

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699210
eISBN:
9780199080298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book presents a study on a postmodernist analysis of classical Hindu law, which has become neglected due to the modernist assumptions about the increasing irrelevance of ‘religious’ legal ... More


Understanding and Classifying Critical Approaches

J. Samuel Barkin and Laura Sjoberg

in International Relations' Last Synthesis?: Decoupling Constructivist and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190463427
eISBN:
9780190463458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190463427.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter argues that what various theoretical approaches to IR that describe themselves or are described as critical share in common is that they are political rather than social theories. There ... More


“The Powerful Placebo”

John S. Haller

in Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter studies the role of placebo in medicine. As a product of postmodernist medicine, the placebo had undermined the positivist model of biomedicine by interjecting subjectivity, uncertainty, ... More


Languages and Styles of Post-Soviet Russian Prose

Ingunn Lunde

in Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421560
eISBN:
9781474444842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter offers a general overview of post-Soviet literature focusing on its predominant languages and styles, ranging from the literature of Vergangenheitsbewältigung to the literature of ... More


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