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Democracy in Crisis: Violence, Alterity, Community

Stella Gaon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079238
eISBN:
9781781702123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079238.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book explores the political implications of violence and alterity (radical difference) for the practice of democracy, and reformulates the possibility of community that democracy is said to ... More


Coleridge’s ‘Abstruse Researches’ and the Dejection Crisis

NEIL VICKERS

in Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271177
eISBN:
9780191709647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271177.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers Coleridge's claim that he lost his health as a result of a series of experiments on his own senses which he termed his ‘abstruse researches’. In 1801 he attempted to lift his ... More


Translation’s Trace

Padma Rangarajan

in Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263615
eISBN:
9780823266456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263615.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter situates colonial translation within the historical, linguistic, and literary parameters of the late eighteenth-century. It argues for a new reading of the influence of ... More


Braiding Science: Refiguring Ayurveda

Projit Bihari Mukharji

in Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226381794
eISBN:
9780226381824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226381824.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introduction has two aims. First: to clarify the key concerns of the book. Second: to situate these concerns within a wide range of interdisciplinary readings. Overall, the discussions in the ... More


Friends and Enemies in Walter Scott’s Crusader Novels

David Simpson

in Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922355
eISBN:
9780226922362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922362.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter first takes a look at Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice to provide an overview of the relations, tension, and binary distinction between the Christian and the Jew, the friend and the ... More


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