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The Limits of Subjectivity: Communist Intellectuals and the Working Class

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278702
eISBN:
9780191684241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278702.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the nature and limitations of intellectual subjectivism in the French Communist Party (PCF) after the March 1978 elections. It evaluates the extent to which the intellectual ... More


Victory Girls: Sex, Mobility, and Adventure on the Home Front

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the lives of the “victory girls” of World War II—young women who exhibited patriotism by offering sex to servicemen. This relationship defied not only social norms but also the ... More


Oscar Wilde: Anarchist, Socialist, and Feminist

Sos Eltis

in Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Disobedience, rebellion, and resistance to the decrees of authority were the central tenets of Oscar Wilde's personal philosophy. The young Wilde viewed rebellion against authority as essential to ... More


Sense and Sensibility in Mill’s Political Thought

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines John Stuart Mill's political thought, asking in particular what we can learn about his intellectual project from attention to his Autobiography. It explores the way Mill's ... More


Could He Forgive Her?: Gender, Agency and Women's Criminality in the Novels of Anthony Trollope

Nicola Lacey

in Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812042
eISBN:
9780199315888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812042.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter contends that there is a great deal to be learned from Trollope's novels about how women's agency and criminality were understood in the latter part of the nineteenth century. In ... More


Willful Souls: Dreaming and the Dialectics of Self-Experience Among the Tzotzil Maya of Highland Chiapas, Mexico

Kevin P. Groark

in Toward an Anthropology of the Will

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768870
eISBN:
9780804773775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768870.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter focuses on the connection between “disavowed volition” and dreaming among the Tzotzil Maya of the highland Chiapas, Mexico. It studies the social and psychological dynamics of “dream ... More


‘Stadt und Schädel’, ‘Reisende’, and ‘Verlorene’: City, Self, and Survival in Herta Müller's Reisende auf einem Bein

Moray McGowan

in Herta Müller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654642
eISBN:
9780191760143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654642.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines how the 1980s West Berlin of Herta Müller's Reisende auf einem Bein (1989) functions as an extension and manifestation of the complex, fluid subjectivity of the central figure, ... More


The Hero in Christian Reception: Ælfric and Heroic Poetry

Jocelyn Wogan-Browne

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter examines the construction of the Anglo-Saxon self based on Aelfric's heroic poetry. It compares and contrasts Aelfric's Life of Edmund and Battle of Maldon and contends that the two ... More


A Road Runs Through It: Changing Meanings in Malaiyali Sacred Groves in Tiruvannamalai District

Eliza F. Kent

in Sacred Groves and Local Gods: Religion and Environmentalism in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199895465
eISBN:
9780199985678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895465.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter two focuses on sacred groves in the foothills of the Kalrayan mountains of western Tamil Nadu. Maintained by an upwardly mobile Hinduized tribal community (scheduled tribe), the forested ... More


The Underlife Oppositional Behavior at Urban Public High School

Kathleen Nolan

in Police in the Hallways: Discipline in an Urban High School

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675524
eISBN:
9781452947532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675524.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the most pervasive forms of oppositional behavior in the school–classroom misbehavior, cutting classes, disruption, hat wearing, gambling, and fighting, as well as the students’ ... More


Social Circles and the Reformation of Female Manners

in Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226037431
eISBN:
9780226037448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter, which examines the views of John and Abigail Adams on social circles and the reformation of female manners, explains that in the late seventeenth century, women in Britain initiated the ... More


Kantian Moral Humility: Between Aristotle and Paul*

Robert B. Louden

in Kant’s Human Being: Essays on His Theory of Human Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768714
eISBN:
9780190267599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768714.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the attempts to define Kantian humility, and the pitfalls thereof. One can indeed make a case for humility as one of the Kantian virtues, yet Kant’s discourses on humility are ... More


From Tension to Dichotomy: Selfless Love after Kierkegaard

Julia T. Meszaros

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Chapter 3 analyses the thought on love and the self of three modern thinkers who echo single elements of Kierkegaard’s thought but radicalize these to the effect of disconnecting selfless love from ... More


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