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Teaching Ritual

Catherine Bell (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many teachers share an interest in bringing a better appreciation of ritual into their religious studies classes, but are uncertain how to do it. Religious studies faculty know how to teach texts, ... More


The Ancient Religion

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Leviticus is traditionally regarded as a set of instructions for the cult; the real heart of the religion is presumed to be found in other books, especially Genesis, Exodus and Deuteronomy, and the ... More


I Ways of Looking Back

Peter Linehan

in History and the Historians of Medieval Spain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219453
eISBN:
9780191678349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219453.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

A current reinterpretation of Spain's medieval history gives the most recent example of a process which was a flourishing industry when that history was still as modern as it has been at any time ... More


Forthtelling, Not Foretelling: Biblical Prophecy

Steven L. McKenzie

in How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature—Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference, and What It Means for Faith Today

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195161496
eISBN:
9780199850419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161496.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Christian readers typically misunderstand prophecy in the Bible because they assume that its primary intent is to foretell the future. This chapter shows that the intent of the genre of prophecy in ... More


How an ‘Italian’ Suffix Became Productive in Germanic Languages

Camiel Hamans

in The Interaction of Borrowing and Word Formation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474448208
eISBN:
9781474481120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448208.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In modern West-Germanic and Scandinavian languages one comes across words such as German Nudo(‘nudist’), Swedish fyllo (‘alcoholic’) and Dutch lullo (‘asshole’). All these words are recently coined ... More


Causal Knowledge in Corvids, Primates, and Children: More Than Meets the Eye?

Amanda Seed, Daniel Hanus, and Josep Call

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Previous experimental work has led several authors to conclude that only humans reinterpret ‘first-order perceptual relations in terms of higher order role-governed relational structures,’ meaning ... More


Weight as a Matter of Fact

Daniel J. Povinelli

in World without weight: Perspectives on an alien mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780198570967
eISBN:
9780191730979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570967.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter presents the author's explanation of the rationale behind this book. The central objective of the investigations reported was to address if chimpanzees have access to a representational ... More


Some Heavy Lifting … Over Dinner

Daniel J. Povinelli and Derek C. Penn

in World without weight: Perspectives on an alien mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780198570967
eISBN:
9780191730979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570967.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter addresses the following question: in our decade-long investigation of weight, did we obtain any evidence that would lead us to believe that our chimpanzees represent f (WEIGHT)? That is, ... More


Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy

Brian Leiter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206490
eISBN:
9780191715020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206490.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The author is widely recognized as the leading philosophical interpreter of the jurisprudence of American Legal Realism, as well as the most influential proponent of the relevance of the naturalistic ... More


Whitman among the Moderns

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Whitman's modernist reinterpretation and its connection to a shift towards an increasing homogenization of literary space. It studies the difficulty of integrating Whitman's ... More


The Principles of General Relativity

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter considers what the theory actually achieved and specifically reexamines the meaning of the relativity principle. The question of its meaning was raised by critical observers whose ... More


Religion: Identifying and Explaining Religious Effects

Candy Gunther Brown

in Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469648484
eISBN:
9781469648507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648484.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 13 reports on research that demonstrates a correlation and supports a causal connection between longer-term, more intense participation in nominally secular yoga or mindfulness and changes in ... More


Concepts and approaches

Stuart Blume, Sidsel Roalkvam, and Desmond McNeill (eds)

in Protecting the World’s Children: Immunisation policies and Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199666447
eISBN:
9780191749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666447.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Using viral diarrhoea and the rotavirus vaccine as illustration, this chapter introduces the key concepts to be used in the book. Diarrhoea is responsible for the deaths of some 1.5 million children ... More


The Problem of Choice in Comparative Theology

Catherine Cornille

in How to Do Comparative Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278404
eISBN:
9780823280513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278404.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Catherine Cornille lays out the challenges inherent in developing a unified focus and method for comparative theology. While the possibilities for comparison between religions are almost unlimited, ... More


Migration biography and ethnic identity: on the discontinuity of biographical experience and how turning points affect the ethnicisation of identity

Thea D. Boldt

in Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Boldt investigates whether overt change like immigration is necessarily a turning point for the actor. Boldt examines a case study of a 50-year-old Polish migrant in Germany who exemplifies certain ... More


Introduction

Timothy Messer-Kruse

in The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037054
eISBN:
9780252094149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037054.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter recounts the story of the Haymarket bombing and trial, which marked a pivotal moment in the history of American social movements and sparked the nation's first “red scare.” ... More


Taming Time and Reframing Isolation

Ian O’Donnell

in Prisoners, Solitude, and Time

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199684489
eISBN:
9780191793653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684489.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores in detail seven stratagems deployed by prisoners to mitigate the harmful effects of time spent alone in a place not of their choosing and to at timetable not of their design. ... More


American Management Put to the Test

Philippe D’Iribarne, Sylvie Chevrier, Alain Henry, Jean-Pierre Segal, and Geneviève Tréguer-Felten

in Cross-Cultural Management Revisited: A Qualitative Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198857471
eISBN:
9780191890253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857471.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, HRM / IR

What happens when the concept of management by objectives (MBO) is introduced into organizations in which employees conceive labour relations differently from their American counterparts? Three case ... More


Fakebit, Fans, and 8-Bit Covers

Kenneth B. McAlpine

in Bits and Pieces: A History of Chiptunes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190496098
eISBN:
9780190496135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496098.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Musicians have for centuries reinterpreted and recontextualized the music of other songwriters, composers and performers, and this chapter explores how this musical reinvention has manifested itself ... More


Competing motivation models and diachrony: What evidence for what motivations?

Sonia Cristofaro

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Competing motivation models are usually established on synchronic grounds. The chapter discusses several diachronic processes that give rise to patterns that have been accounted for in terms of ... More


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