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Rubinstein's “Magnificent Faultiness”

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although Anton Rubinstein's performances were generally praised, there were occasional comments that he had technical flaws and memory lapses, partly attributable to his greater commitment to ... More


The Price and Value of Children: The Case of Children’s Insurance in the United States

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter considers the development of children's insurance. It argues that the removal of children from the “cash nexus” at the turn of the past century was part of a cultural process of ... More


Sacralizing the Evangelical Church as a Church Home

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in When Church Became Theatre: The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143416
eISBN:
9780199834372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143418.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Called “church homes,” auditorium churches were considered “houses of God” as well as religious homes for members, and the domestic meanings associated with them transformed ideas about the nature of ... More


Discursive Communities: Performism, Nationalism, and Tourism

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

This chapter provides outlines of key theorizations: (1) nationalism, identity, and ethnicity; (2) tourism, ethnic tourism, and site sacralization; (3) performance and performism; (4) embodiment; (5) ... More


Destination Lake Pátzcuaro: Creating a Tourist Attraction with an Island and Night of the Dead

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

This chapter focuses on the transformation of Night of the Dead and the island of Janitzio into touristic and folkloric attractions and iconic referents of authentic indigenousness during the 1920s ... More


The Power of the Sacred: An Alternative to the Narrative of Disenchantment

Hans Joas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190933272
eISBN:
9780190933302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933272.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Sociology of Religion

“Disenchantment” is a key term in the self-understanding of modernity. But what exactly does this concept mean? What was its original meaning when Max Weber introduced it? And can the conventional ... More


The Promise of Broadcast Classical Music

David Goodman

in Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The chapter explores why there was so much classical music on mainstream 1930s American radio, and the meanings and values that broadcast classical music represented. Radio's engagement with ... More


The Sorcerer and His Apprentice: Aleister Crowley and the Magical Exploration of Edwardian Subjectivity

Alex Owen

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863075
eISBN:
9780199979974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the theme of the “sacralization of the self,” and places Crowley's magical work in the context of a fin de siècle occultism. It tries to determine whether Crowley's magic ... More


Testing the Limits of Ritual Choices

Jörg Rüpke

in On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704703
eISBN:
9781501706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704703.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter explores Propertian oeuvre's imagination of individual magic practices. Propertius presupposes a set of techniques, characterized by their high degree of ritualization, by the use of ... More


The Sacralization of Politics

Alessandro Orsini

in Anatomy of the Red Brigades: The Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449864
eISBN:
9780801460913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449864.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses one of the typical traits of the Red Brigades' mentality, the sacralization of politics. The Red Brigades have the task of redeeming people, showing them the way to salvation. ... More


Conclusion: Beyond Old Testamentism: The New Israel after the Civil War

Eran Shalev

in American Zion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186925
eISBN:
9780300188417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186925.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses New Israel after the civil war. It reveals that after the Civil War, discussions on the American nation, its history, and future responded to the decline of the Old Testament ... More


Introduction: The Changing Nature of Battlefield Tourism and Commemoration

Thomas A. Chambers

in Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448676
eISBN:
9780801465673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448676.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter looks at how Americans performed acts of memory in a manner that was less about the distinctly nationalistic concerns than it was about the transatlantic trend of ... More


Flowers of the Nation

Guobin Yang

in The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231149648
eISBN:
9780231520485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149648.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

A political culture that consecrates revolution and glories martyrdom, fostered in a political atmosphere of external threat and internal danger, is a potent concoction for radical violence.


The sociologist as human scientist: the meaning of Shils

Thomas Schneider

in The calling of social thought: Rediscovering the work of Edward Shils

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526120052
eISBN:
9781526144669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120052.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The writings of Edward Shils have been widely neglected in contemporary sociology. One major reason for this neglect is due to the contradictory receptions of his ideas. There have been two dominant ... More


Constructing the Sacred in Space and Place

Katie Day and Edd Conboy

in Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860029
eISBN:
9780199358427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860029.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how sacred space is socially constructed in an urban context in different types of buildings from historic churches to former commercial buildings adapted for religious ... More


The Communist Party between State and Church: Soviet Atheism and Socialist Rituals

Victoria Smolkin

in A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174273
eISBN:
9781400890101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174273.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how socialist rituals became the Soviet state's main ideological weapon in the battle against religion. It first considers the Bolsheviks' secularization of Soviet life after ... More


Aflerword: Coming of Age

Ronald G. Walters

in American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769769
eISBN:
9780226769776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

Parallels between the trajectory of American history in the last half of the nineteenth century and the history of America's orchestras were revealing and misleading. It is observed that as ... More


Introduction

in Totalitarianism and Political Religion: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781305
eISBN:
9780804783682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781305.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel was an advocate of political “sacralization” and totalitarian political thought who produced a system of reflections that were to shape the political and religious ... More


The Face on the Tea Towels: The Global Quest for Diana

Cele C. Otnes and Pauline Maclaran

in Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273658
eISBN:
9780520962149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273658.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how the public commoditized and consumed the now-iconic Diana, Princess of Wales, who came to dominate the global discourse surrounding the British monarchy during her ... More


Multiple Forms of Ideal Formation or Process of Disenchantment?: Attempts at Synthesis by Ernst Troeltsch and Max Weber

Hans Joas

in The Power of the Sacred: An Alternative to the Narrative of Disenchantment

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190933272
eISBN:
9780190933302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933272.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Sociology of Religion

More than any other authors around 1900, Max Weber and Ernst Troeltsch developed a synthesis of the history, psychology, and sociology of religion. While in the conventional view the two thinkers ... More


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