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Data Considerations

Scott Eddie

in Landownership in Eastern Germany Before the Great War: A Quantitative Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198201663
eISBN:
9780191718434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201663.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is the classic chapter of ‘source criticism’: it describes in detail the principal data sources and the extensive efforts made to make their data as accurate, consistent, and complete as ... More


The Biggest Landowners

Scott Eddie

in Landownership in Eastern Germany Before the Great War: A Quantitative Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198201663
eISBN:
9780191718434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201663.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a comparison of the book's results with Johannes Conrad's list of the twenty largest land owners in the seven provinces in the early 1880s. It then goes on to rank the top ... More


The Place of Character in Ethics

Joel J. Kupperman

in Character

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096545
eISBN:
9780199852918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096545.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter attempts to examine the place of character in ethical philosophy. For the reason that of our ability to put ourselves in one another's places while taking most elements of our own ... More


Separability of Times

John Broome

in Weighing Lives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199243761
eISBN:
9780191602900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924376X.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter starts to consider how wellbeing can be aggregated across a distribution. It describes two possible route to aggregation, called ‘the people route’ and the ‘snapshot route’. Each relies ... More


Snapshots from the Road 2009

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter opens with a series of “snapshots,” in words, of America today. It describes the people the authors met on a five-day road trip in early 2009, from Washington, DC, to Michigan and into ... More


Doldrums

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

It is hard to escape the impression that in early 1921 the partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart was very much in the doldrums: on one hand, Hart putting lyrics to Mel Shauer's songs; on the ... More


JULIAN PHILIPS (b. 1969)An Amherst Bestiary (1997): Text by Emily Dickinson

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0065
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter studies a series of vignettes by Julian Philips, based on the poems of Emily Dickinson. This format allows the performers to concoct their own groups, ‘mixing and matching’ according to ... More


snapshots

Ian Bogost

in How to Do Things With Videogames

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676460
eISBN:
9781452947617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676460.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter studies the creation of videogames. Videogames require programming, animation, sound design, and environmental design. Several companies have developed tools for game development, such ... More


How Mr. Eastman Changed the Face of American Religion

Rachel McBride Lindsey

in A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633725
eISBN:
9781469633732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633725.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In 1900, Kodak released “The Brownie” camera, which opened picture-taking to a wide array of people from various socioeconomic statuses, ethnicities, and regions. Lindsey notes that with this change, ... More


Flags in the Dust and the Material Culture of Class

Kevin Railey

in Faulkner and Material Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037122
eISBN:
9781604731637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037122.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Faulkner’s Flags in the Dust and describes it as a series of snapshots collectively representing a distinct moment in history without revealing a definite relationship to each ... More


Ugly

Douglas C. Baynton

in Defectives in the Land: Disability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226364162
eISBN:
9780226364339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364339.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter four addresses the growing importance of appearances and first impressions in an increasingly urbanized and anonymous society. The necessity for urban dwellers and employers to make quick ... More


Developments on the Horizon

Eaton E. Lattman, Thomas D. Grant, and Edward H. Snell

in Biological Small Angle Scattering: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199670871
eISBN:
9780191749575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199670871.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The field of application for solution scattering is broader than we can cover in detail and with new instrumentation, that field is only growing. XFEL sources offer the potential for time resolved ... More


Computable functions and semicomputable sets on many-sorted algebras

J. V. Tucker and J. I. Zucker

in Handbook of Logic in Computer Science: Volume 5. Algebraic and Logical Structures

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198537816
eISBN:
9780191916663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198537816.003.0005
Subject:
Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Logic Design

The theory of the computable functions is a mathematical theory of total and partial functions of the form f : Nn →N, and sets of the form. . . SÍ Nn. . .that can be defined by means of algorithms ... More


Performing Identity Work

Lee Humphreys

in The Qualified Self: Social Media and the Accounting of Everyday Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037853
eISBN:
9780262346252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037853.003.0003
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter explores the role of media accounting in identity performance and work by highlighting how media have always been important outlets for identity expression. It suggests that visual modes ... More


Urban Snapshots and Manners: Zhang Henshui and the Beijing Dream

Weijie Song

in Mapping Modern Beijing: Space, Emotion, Literary Topography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190200671
eISBN:
9780190200695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200671.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on a type of Beijing narrative that seizes instants in the floating, ephemeral, modern urban life while conveying an affective mapping of the city, its people, traditional charm, ... More


Snapshot Ockhamism

John Martin Fischer

in Our Fate: Essays on God and Free Will

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199311293
eISBN:
9780190454517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311293.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses a version of “Ockhamism” (a view that follows William of Ockham) that differs from the standard versions. Standard Ockhamism holds that a soft fact about a time entails a ... More


Beaches and Sunlight: Photograph Albums and Youthful Memories, c.1922–50

Erika Hanna

in Snapshot Stories: Visuality, Photography, and the Social History of Ireland, 1922-2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198823032
eISBN:
9780191861857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823032.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Chapter 1 explores the practices and semiotics of photograph albums. Across the twentieth century, making photograph albums moved from an elite to a popular form, and was especially popular among ... More


Cultural Snapshots: Identifying Cultural Patterns That Influence Implicit Racial Bias

Kristin Pauker, Sarah A. Lamer, Shahana Ansari, and Max Weisbuch

Kate C. McLean (ed.)

in Cultural Methods in Psychology: Describing and Transforming Cultures

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190095949
eISBN:
9780197601273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095949.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Racial inequality persists in modern American society and permeates domains ranging from healthcare to education. Scientists typically trace such racial inequality to implicit (rather than explicit) ... More


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