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The Individual

Michael Foley

in American Credo: The Place of Ideas in US Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232673
eISBN:
9780191716362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232673.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the linkage between American liberty and individualism. This linkage has a long and complex set of origins. It includes the autonomous and voluntarist impulses of an immigrant ... More


Contextualising the Nineteenth Century

M. Safa Saraçoglu

in Nineteenth-Century Local Governance in Ottoman Bulgaria: Politics in Provincial Councils

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474430999
eISBN:
9781474449762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430999.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the Ottoman imperial transformation during the long 19th century (1789-1922) and provides a context for the politics of local administration in Vidin. The conventional ... More


Social group formation

Andrew F. G. Bourke

in Principles of Social Evolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199231157
eISBN:
9780191774553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231157.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Pathways of social group formation are poorly known for the origin of the eukaryotic cell, sexual reproduction, and many interspecific mutualisms. In the origin of multicellularity and eusociality, ... More


Subjectivation, the Social and a (Missing) Account of the Social Formation: Judith Butler’s ‘Turn’

Samuel A. Chambers

in Butler and Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748678846
eISBN:
9781474412438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678846.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter engages closely with Butler’s self-named “theory of subjection.” It demonstrates that by reading Althusser through Hegel, Butler strips away Althusser’s rich understanding of the social ... More


Setting the Bounds of Law-and-society

D. J. GALLIGAN

in Law in Modern Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199291830
eISBN:
9780191700675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291830.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Any person who attempts to study law in society is faced with the dilemma of either taking law too seriously or not taking it seriously enough since one may view law simply as a system of rules. This ... More


Environmental Winds

Michael J. Hathaway

in Environmental Winds: Making the Global in Southwest China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276192
eISBN:
9780520956766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276192.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines how environmental winds gained force and shaped Yunnan Province’s social landscapes. It looks at the lives of those individuals who not only encountered environmentalism but ... More


Digital tools and discourse in music: The ecology of composition

Göran Folkestad

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

The aim of this chapter is twofold: firstly, to summarize and reflect the experiences and results of the past two decades of research on musical creativity in a mirror of ‘sociocultural theories’; ... More


From Lineage to State: Social Formations of the Mid-First Millenium BC in the Ganga Valley

Romila Thapar

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195626759
eISBN:
9780199080656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195626759.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book is a brief but concise collection of lectures which discuss the nature of early Indian society during the mid-first millennium BC and relate it to the ancient Indian historical tradition in ... More


Amnesia: Clan-Society and Nation-State

Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the author's arrival in the Turkish district of Of, where he conducted the first part of his fieldwork during the 1960s, revealing that two major families in the district have ... More


Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Clifford Ando

Giday WoldeGabriel (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220676
eISBN:
9780520923720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220676.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Roman empire remains unique. Although Rome claimed to rule the world, it did not. Rather, its uniqueness stems from the culture it created and the loyalty it inspired across an area that ... More


Race: Critical Thinking and Transformative Possibilities

Jenell Williams Paris

in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195310566
eISBN:
9780199851072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310566.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the origin of racial categories, and then analyzes ways in which they shape minds and behaviors. Then, it encourages Christians to take Paul's admonition to heart, to become ... More


The Construction of Religious Boundaries: Competing Public Histories

Laurie L. Patton

in Who Owns Religion?: Scholars and Their Publics in the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226649344
eISBN:
9780226676036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676036.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the intriguing case of the Sikh response to Harjot Oberoi. Oberoi was awarded a chair of Sikh studies at the University of British Columbia in 1987 and published the ... More


Ergo

Romila Thapar

in From Lineage to State: Social Formations of the Mid-First Millenium BC in the Ganga Valley

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195626759
eISBN:
9780199080656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195626759.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter summarizes the shift of the early Indian societies into states, taking into consideration the information that can be found in early texts. It examines the traditional concepts in terms ... More


Political Development in Hong Kong

Ma Ngok

in Political Development in Hong Kong: State, Political Society, and Civil Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098107
eISBN:
9789882207271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098107.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book focuses on looking into Hong Kong's political development over the past two decades, giving particular attention to the development experience after 1997's sovereignty handover. After Hong ... More


Post-Agreement Script: writers and the language questions

Tony Crowley

in Wars of Words: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1537-2004

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273430
eISBN:
9780191706202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273430.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The final chapter of this book briefly considers the way in which a select number of writers have used the linguistic wealth of the island of Ireland to pose and interrogate the question of the ... More


The Town Lampoon

HAROLD LOVE

in English Clandestine Satire, 1660-1702

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199255610
eISBN:
9780191719622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255610.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter focuses on the Town lampoon. While the Town lampoon and the court lampoon use a similar verse manner to attack many of the same members of the ruling elite, there is usually little ... More


Nineteenth-Century Local Governance in Ottoman Bulgaria: Politics in Provincial Councils

M. Safa Saraçoglu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474430999
eISBN:
9781474449762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430999.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book explores Ottoman local governance during the liberal-capitalist state formation of the long 19th century (1789-1922) with a particular focus on the administrative and judiciary councils of ... More


An expanded view of social evolution

Andrew F. G. Bourke

in Principles of Social Evolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199231157
eISBN:
9780191774553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231157.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A series of major transitions in evolution has generated the biological hierarchy (e.g., genes in cells, cells in organisms, organisms in societies) observed today. Each transition requires that ... More


Explaining Causally

Gurpreet Mahajan

in Explanation and Understanding in the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076971
eISBN:
9780199080403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076971.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses causal explanations. It argues that the notion of cause that is most appropriate for the social sciences is one that undermines the very ground on which causal explanations are ... More


Modes of Production in Southern California at the End of the Eighteenth Century

Thomas C. Patterson

in Modes of Production and Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054308
eISBN:
9780813053035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054308.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Looking at archaeological and ethnohistorical evidence from Southern California through the lens of modes of production raises interesting questions about our understanding of the practices and ... More


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