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Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Abigail A. Kohn

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

Frequenting gun shops and shooting ranges, and devoting particular attention to those whose interest in weaponry extends beyond the casual, this book captures in detail how gun owners actually think ... More


The Internationalization of Trusteeship

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Examines the internationalization of trusteeship as it arose in the context of British colonial administration in Africa, the Berlin and Brussels Conferences, and the experience of the Congo Free ... More


Costly and Bounded Rationality in Individual and Team Decision-making

Roy Radner

in Understanding Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269426
eISBN:
9780191710179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269426.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The ‘Savage’ paradigm of rational decision-making under uncertainty has become the dominant model of human behaviour in mainstream economics and game theory. However, under the rubric of ‘bounded ... More


 Introduction

Timothy Fitzgerald

in Discourse on Civility and Barbarity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195300093
eISBN:
9780199868636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300093.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This wide‐ranging chapter introduces key aspects of the argument to be discussed in greater detail in subsequent chapters. The chapter sets out the proposition that the formation of a category ... More


 Keeping Up to Date

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter is about Bayesian decision theory. It explains why game theorists model players' beliefs using subjective probability distributions, and how these beliefs are updated using Bayes' rule ... More


Historians and Philosophes

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers the accounts of Indians made by white historians and theorists, such as Rousseau, Adam Smith, and Adam Ferguson in the 18th century.


THE NATIVE AMERICAN IN POPULAR MUSIC

Derek B. Scott

in FROM THE EROTIC TO THE DEMONIC: On Critical Musicology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151961
eISBN:
9780199870394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151961.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on representations of the American Indian in popular styles of Western music from the 18th century to the present. The intention is to show how cultural difference is ... More


Nineteenth-century British Biographies of Petrarch

Martin Mclaughlin

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter documents the extraordinary enthusiasm for biographies of Petrarch in Great Britain in the three-quarters of a century between 1775 and 1850. It explains that during the late eighteenth ... More


“A Tangled Skein”: Early Factory Women, Self-Reliance, and Self-Sacrifice

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores how two middle-class women writers shaped early and dramatically different versions of the new female factory worker. The chapter juxtaposes Sarah Savage's 1814 novel, The ... More


The Antinomian Moment: A Contest of Cultures in Puritan Massachusetts

Louise A. Breen

in Transgressing the Bounds: Subversive Enterprises Among the Puritan Elite in Massachusetts, 1630-1692

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138009
eISBN:
9780199834006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138007.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Analyzes the antinomian controversy of the late 1630s with an eye toward explaining why distinct social constituencies aligned themselves as they did. It examines the wide range of beliefs and people ... More


Deontic Constraint

Joseph Heath

in Following the Rules: Practical Reasoning and Deontic Constraint

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195370294
eISBN:
9780199871230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370294.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter begins with a summary of the classical sociological solution to the problem of order advanced by Talcott Parsons. The central flaw in the solution is simply that it lacks deliberative ... More


Savages, Romans, and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder

Robert Launay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226575254
eISBN:
9780226575421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226575421.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book examines the ways in which modern Europeans came to understand themselves as such, in comparison to other peoples who were either not modern (in particular to ancient Geeks and Romans) or ... More


Aotourou and Omai

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Louis-Antoine Bougainville reached Saint–Malo on March 16, 1769, and was soon with Aotourou in Paris, France. More than a year before the publication of Bougainville's Voyage, the tale of Tahiti was ... More


Of the Cannibals

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

As Samuel Taylor Coleridge noticed, the missionaries who came to the South Seas at the end of the 18th century had changed the image of the South Sea savage. This change he understood as fact ... More


Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Can Savage Salvage Everettian Probability?

Huw Price

in Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560561
eISBN:
9780191721380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560561.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Critics object that the Everett view cannot make sense of quantum probabilities, in one or both of two ways: either it cannot make sense of probability at all, or it cannot explain why probability ... More


Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Patrick Brantlinger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book unravels contradictions embedded in the racist and imperialist ideology of the British Empire. For many Victorians, the idea of taming cannibals or civilizing savages was oxymoronic: ... More


Diminishing Returns: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Freya Johnston

in Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251827
eISBN:
9780191719080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251827.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Tracing Johnson's pursuit of domestic particulars, this chapter examines the challenges they pose to the dignity of his style. It examines ‘little’ as a complex word which unites the impulses to ... More


Jacobites and Patriots: Johnson and Savage

Christine Gerrard

in The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725-1742

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129820
eISBN:
9780191671869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129820.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

By 1742, Robert Walpole had gone, only to be replaced by ‘politics as usual’, a Whig party reshuffle which in time came to include previous Patriot Whigs who abandoned their commitment to ... More


Romantic Indians and their Inventors

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers the history of contact between Indians, Britons, and colonists in the 18th and early-19th century. It investigates the changing forms of representation of each group by the ... More


War Stories and Tales from the Frontier

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter describes in detail captivity narratives and soldiers' memoirs from the Seven Years' War and the War of Independence of their encounters with Indians.


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