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Exploring Shame: The Interdisciplinary Context

Peter N. Stearns

in Shame: A Brief History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041402
eISBN:
9780252050008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041402.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter lays out standard current definitions of shame, including the predominant belief, among psychologists, that shame is a damaging emotion. Some disagreements are noted, and particular ... More


Ritual, Moral Personhood, and Spirit Possession in The Tale of Genji

James McMullen

in Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190654979
eISBN:
9780190655013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654979.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The eponymous hero of The Tale of Genji has been frequently described as promiscuous and morally reprobate. This essay explores the construction of selfhood in the novel and suggests that Genji goes ... More


Primo Levi’s Recursive Memory

Alex Zwerdling

in The Rise of the Memoir

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755784
eISBN:
9780191816918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755784.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Levi’s Holocaust memoirs of his Auschwitz incarceration and return to Italy (Survival in Auschwitz and The Reawakening) have become classics, though the expectations for this autobiographical form ... More


The Rise of the Memoir

Alex Zwerdling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755784
eISBN:
9780191816918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755784.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

“The memoir” has come to dominate autobiographical writing. What are its roots, and what explains its wide appeal? It focuses on the private rather than public life, and on experiences we would ... More


Subjugated Histories and Affective Resistance: Abortion Documentaries as Botched Political Subjectivity

Angela J. Aguayo

in Documentary Resistance: Social Change and Participatory Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190676216
eISBN:
9780190676254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676216.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Starting in the early 1970s, many documentaries began addressing the shifting cultural climate surrounding the issue of abortion in the United States. While some consideration has been given to how ... More


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