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Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions

Saul M. Olyan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199264865
eISBN:
9780191698996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book offers an analysis of the ritual dimensions of biblical mourning rites. It also seeks to illuminate mourning's social dimensions through engagement with anthropological discussion of ... More


Absent Hair

Susan Niditch

in "My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores a set of biblical texts dealing with the loss or absence of hair: the tale of David's envoys in 2 Samuel 10:4–5; related texts concerning conquest and images of shaving; ... More


Letting Down Her Hair or Cutting It Off: The Ritual Trial of a Woman Accused of Adultery and the Transformation of the Female “Other”

Susan Niditch

in "My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores two rituals patterns involving women and hair. One is a ceremony prescribed for a married woman accused of adultery by her husband in the absence of witnesses or other tangible ... More


The Constraints on Mourning Rites

Saul M. Olyan

in Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199264865
eISBN:
9780191698996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264865.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter gives an analysis of the texts that constrain mourning behaviour by proscribing rites of laceration and shaving for priests and for Israelites in general. Using Holiness and ... More


Bikini fur and fur bikinis

Sue Walsh

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the grounds for reading animal fur as body hair. This is because body hair and fur are connected with, and substituted for, each another in a variety of ways. The chapter first ... More


Shaved Heads and Marked Bodies: Representations from Cultures of Trauma (1993)1

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines two sites within the cultures of trauma: “shaved heads” and “marked bodies.” “Shaved heads” are a representation pertaining both to an image and to a style, resulting from a ... More


The Founding of the ACC

J. Samuel Walker

in ACC Basketball: The Story of the Rivalries, Traditions, and Scandals of the First Two Decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835036
eISBN:
9781469602578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869123_walker.6
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses point shaving in college basketball and the violations of academic standards by football coaches at the College of William and Mary. These were sources of immense concern to ... More


The Business of Rhyming

Mike Chasar

in Everyday Reading: Poetry and Popular Culture in Modern America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158657
eISBN:
9780231530774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158657.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the Burma-Shave poems, a form of advertising technique by the Burma-Vita Company in which they posted humorous rhyming poems along highways to promote their shaving cream, ... More


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