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Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Intuition in Classical Antiquity

Peter T. Struck

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169392
eISBN:
9781400881116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169392.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book casts a new perspective on the rich tradition of ancient divination—the reading of divine signs in oracles, omens, and dreams. Popular attitudes during classical antiquity saw these ... More


Introduction: The Unacknowledged Tradition

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

in Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229857
eISBN:
9780823241040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823229857.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

“The Premonition” is a perfect example of the Female Gothic — that category of literature in which female authors utilize Gothic themes in order to address specifically female concerns. In Evelyn's ... More


The Cultural Narratives of the Books on Flight 93

Alexander T. Riley

in Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479870479
eISBN:
9781479809400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870479.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the cultural narratives of the biographical books written about some of the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93. The books, largely written by family members, about ... More


The Life of Concepts: In the Vicinity of Dying

Veena Das

in Textures of the Ordinary: Doing Anthropology after Wittgenstein

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287895
eISBN:
9780823290451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287895.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is a reflection on how thinking and living an anthropological life are joined together. The discussion proceeds through an exegesis of two books on loss—one, a book of poems written by ... More


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