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Fusion Republicanism

Nancy L. Rosenblum

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

“Fusion republicanism” is a fluid mix of democratic ideology, potential militancy, and invocation of civic virtue prevalent in American political life, a conglomeration of disparate elements of ... More


A Description of the Greek Higher Civil Service

Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos

in Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Formally, the higher civil service of Greece is a powerful group, but it also has a legitimate claim to relative powerlessness. Its subservient role is correlated with the perennial and problematic ... More


Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment

James Charlton

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207950
eISBN:
9780520925441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207950.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is a ringing indictment of disability oppression, which, it states, is rooted in degradation, dependency, and powerlessness and is experienced in some form by five hundred million persons ... More


Unpower: An Interview with Hugues Choplin

Jean-Luc Marion

in Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170222
eISBN:
9780231540124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170222.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Marion responds to the post-war obsession with questions of power with a conception of “unpower” that overcomes the oppositional logic of power and counter-powers and thereby allows for an ... More


The Illness Called Dying

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses dying. It presents two cases of women who have breast cancer which demonstrate that there are meanings attached to the visible symbols of a disease or illness. Some of these ... More


Mary Shelley's Novels of the 1820s: History and Prophecy

Pamela Clemit

in The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Abandoning the structural complexity of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley enacts her loss of faith in individual improvement at the level of narrative form. Given the overwhelming grief and powerlessness of ... More


Metaphors of control

Rachel Stanworth

in Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People who are Dying

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525110
eISBN:
9780191730504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525110.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses metaphors of control. Personal control over one's life is significantly correlated with self-esteem and levels of anxiety. The patients who participated in this study spoke in ... More


Observations on Everyday Life

James I. Charlton

in Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207950
eISBN:
9780520925441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207950.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The overarching structures of everyday life for people with disabilities are poverty, powerlessness, and backward attitudes (degradation). This chapter describes seven additional features of everyday ... More


Haunted houses and history: Henry James’s Anglo-American ghosts

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter investigates how representations of spectrality reformulate a model of national identity in Henry James. It shows that readings of haunted houses and hotels in several of James's works ... More


Prisoners of the Present: Obstacles on the Road to Adulthood

Jennifer M. Silva

in Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931460
eISBN:
9780199345748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931460.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 2 delineates the various social and cultural forces that frame, and in many ways work against, young adults’ attempts to create stable and predictable adult lives. Whether bouncing from one ... More


The Power of the Less Powerful: Making Memory on a Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Catrien Notermans

in Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231560
eISBN:
9780823235537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231560.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explains how a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, empowers the less powerful. Combining anthropology of religion with narrative theory of memory, it analyzes how ... More


Religion and Powerlessness: Elena in Nothing Is Missing

Mieke Bal

in Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231560
eISBN:
9780823235537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231560.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at the function of religion as a way of offering release and consolation. It presents a half-hour conversation between Elena and her son Simion, who ... More


A Pathetic State of Affairs: Brokeback Mountain and Melodrama

Gary Needham

in Brokeback Mountain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses Brokeback Mountain's relationship to melodrama. Melodrama would seem to respond well to queer theory's recent turn to a politics of negative feeling. As this chapter argues, ... More


The Power of Place and the Place of Power

John Gaventa

in Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175324
eISBN:
9780813175676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175324.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The political scientist John Gaventa’s prizewinning analysis of power and powerlessness was a foundational study in the early development of Appalachian studies. In this chapter he outlines a new, ... More


Trials and adjustment

Catherine Proot and Michael Yorke

in Life to be Lived: Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685011
eISBN:
9780191765285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685011.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter describes the behaviour and feelings associated with the adjustment to living with life-altering illness. Illness disrupts the routines in people’s lives. When they start treatment, ... More


Lacoue-Labarthe between Derrida and Blanchot: Movement as Marking the Subject-in-Loss

John Martis

in Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe: Representation and the Loss of the Subject

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225347
eISBN:
9780823235490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225347.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The representational other of this recurrent presentation, inseparably associated with it, is in one sense always capable of assimilating it to itself. Movement itself then ... More


Memoirs and Memorials

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the last two coming-of-age novels, namely Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina and Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation. These two novels are first-person narratives of ... More


Kenosis in Philosophical Fragments

David R. Law

in Kierkegaard's Kenotic Christology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698639
eISBN:
9780191745546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698639.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the kenotic motifs present in Philosophical Fragments. Kierkegaard's analogy of the king who conceals his royal status in order not to overwhelm the peasant girl he loves ... More


“Hitting Below the Belt”: Violence, Suffering, and Male Emotion

Leger Grindon

in Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739886
eISBN:
9781604739893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines violence in the boxing film, arguing that though an entertainment, the boxing film portrays suffering as central to experience. The genre also highlights conflicts between ... More


Flesh and Bones: Anne Enright’s The Gathering

Margaret Mills Harper

in Writing Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780989082693
eISBN:
9781781382417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082693.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay examines the dramatization of childhood sexual trauma in Anne Enright's 2007 novel The Gathering. At the heart of The Gathering are questions about sexual abuse that may have occurred when ... More


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