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Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland: A Social, Legal and Political History

David M. Doyle and Liam O'Callaghan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620276
eISBN:
9781789629545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620276.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a comprehensive and nuanced historical survey of the death penalty in Ireland from the immediate post-Civil War period through to its complete abolition. Using original archival material, ... More


Mortal Rituals: What the Story of the Andes Survivors Tells Us About Human Evolution

Matt Rossano

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165006
eISBN:
9780231535465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165006.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

On December 21, 1972, sixteen young survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued after spending ten weeks stranded at the crash site of their plane, high in the remote Andes Mountains. ... More


Being Sane

R. A. HOUSTON

in Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207870
eISBN:
9780191677830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207870.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses sanity — which was seen as showing no evidence of insanity or incapacity. The dividing line between physical illness and ... More


Peace of Mind in Parade’s End

Gene M. Moore

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the means by which the protagonist of Parade’s End manages to preserve his sanity and peace of mind under wartime conditions. The war offers him relief from the trauma of his ... More


The New Weird

Carl H. Sederholm

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The New Weird engages audiences in ways that are dark, terrifying, speculative and fantastic. Despite its essential hybridity – drawing from Gothic horror, science fiction and urban fantasy – the New ... More


Johnson: Sanity and Syntax

Philip Davis

in Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654345
eISBN:
9780191745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654345.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This is a chapter on balance, both rhetorical and mental, within Johnson's sentence-making. It argues against Hazlitt's criticism that Johnson's symmetrical style is too often merely mechanical. ... More


Women and the Death Penalty

David M. Doyle and Liam O’Callaghan

in Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland: A Social, Legal and Political History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620276
eISBN:
9781789629545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620276.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the fate of women sentenced to death in independent Ireland. The majority of the women sentenced to death had killed babies and the judiciary and politicians instinctively ... More


Community, Respectability and Sanity

David M. Doyle and Liam O’Callaghan

in Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland: A Social, Legal and Political History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620276
eISBN:
9781789629545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620276.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines, in-depth, the circumstances of individual crimes and perpetrators and how perceptions of these influenced the reprieves process. The varied materials gathered by the Department ... More


A fascinating poison: early medical writing on drink

James Nicholls

in The Politics of Alcohol: A History of the Drink Question in England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077050
eISBN:
9781781702758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077050.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The eighteenth century witnessed significant developments in the ‘medicalisation’ of problem drinking. The key features of the modern ‘disease model’ of addiction emerged in Britain throughout the ... More


Epilogue

Michael E. Staub

in Madness Is Civilization: When the Diagnosis Was Social, 1948–1980

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226771472
eISBN:
9780226771496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771496.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 2008, a collection of articles called Society and Psychosis declared that “psychiatry has recently rediscovered its roots.” In the twenty-first century, the psychosocial risk factors that ... More


Henry James’s Demonic Lambs: Miles and Flora in The Turn of the Screw

Richard Locke

in Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the depiction of children in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw (1898). The novel follows two orphaned children, Miles and Flora, who were born in India and taken under the ... More


Abolishing the Sanity Code and Launching the Modern College Sports Establishment

Howard P. Chudacoff

in Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039782
eISBN:
9780252097881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039782.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter details the regularization of athletic scholarships and establishment of the NCAA as the principal arbiter of the college sports establishment. It describes the NCAA's Sanity Code of ... More


Burton's Antics

in Playing the Fool: Subversive Laughter in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226473154
eISBN:
9780226473178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473178.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In his book Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton plays a game of hide-and-seek. Relying on a variety of adages, Burton challenges his readers to find him out. Appearing and disappearing with ... More


| 1824 | 1824 The Ørsted Brothers in the Howitz Controversy

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0041
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

There are more additions to the Ørsted family. Dr Howitz challenges A.S. Ørsted concerning the accountability of prisoners of the rasp-house. While Ørsted admits that people are responsible for the ... More


But what am I? Alfred Tennyson's In Memoriam

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Alfred Tennyson wrote In Memoriam, a collection of lyrics, between 1833 and 1850 as an elegaic response to the death of his close friend Arthur Henry Hallam. Expressions of self-doubt and religious ... More


The Revelation of Plato and Platonism and the Authority of Affinity

Adam Lee

in The Platonism of Walter Pater: Embodied Equity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198848530
eISBN:
9780191882944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848530.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter traces the momentum of Platonic themes in essays leading up to Plato and Platonism (1893) and explores the book as a revelation of Pater’s lifelong philosophy informing his work. The ... More


Madness, sanity, and metaphor

Ellen Bramwell

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Mental illness and sanity are particularly productive areas in relation to metaphor in English. This is unsurprising when we consider the abstract character of the human mind and the taboo nature of ... More


Skyggnigáfa: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Bridges between Worlds: Spirits and Spirit Work in Northern Iceland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190625030
eISBN:
9780190625061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625030.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 recounts the joys and challenges of those who grew up with skyggnigáfa, the “gift” of openness to the spirit world. Struggling with fear and shame, exacerbated by standards of normality and ... More


The Aesthetics of Outrage

Dannagal Goldthwaite Young

in Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190913083
eISBN:
9780190055332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913083.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 8 describes the kind of programming and political aesthetics that ought to be most appealing to conservatives based on their psychological—and even physiological—characteristics: political ... More


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