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The Economics of Ecstasy: The Economic Hierarchy and Business Tactics of the Kartābhajās

Hugh B. Urban

in The Economics of Ecstasy: Tantra, Secrecy and Power in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139020
eISBN:
9780199834778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513902X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Discusses the more problematic aspects of Kartābhajā secrecy as a potential strategy of elitism and economic exploitation. The central ambivalence over religion and economics at the very heart of the ... More


Who Is This Person?

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses knowing and attempting to know a person over a period of time. It is believed that individuals are unknowable in their entirety, due to the fact that people change constantly ... More


Diffusion of health technologies: evidence from the pharmaceutical sector

Victoria Serra-Sastre and Alistair McGuire

in The Economics of New Health Technologies: Incentives, organization, and financing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550685
eISBN:
9780191720543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the role of technology diffusion in the area of pharmaceutical treatments. It is an up-to-date literature review of the main determinants of technology diffusion, including a ... More


A Catastrophe in my Research Portfolio

Abraham Tesser

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Abraham Tesser describes his most underappreciated work: a study on catastrophe theory. His research examined the conflict between internal dispositions and social constraints through the lens of ... More


Transit and Transgression

in London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318313
eISBN:
9781846317897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317897.011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines ‘Going Back’ (1993) by Emma Donoghue and ‘The Swimmer’ (1991) by Sara Berkeley. The protagonists of Donoghue's and Berkeley's short stories are, in many ways, typical of the ... More


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