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Epigraphy and the Display of Authority

John Ma

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins by citing modern examples of public notices in order to illustrate the role of inscriptions as both stylised gestures and as channels of authority: they are performative ... More


Knowledge, Belief, and Disbelief

Molly Andrews

in Narrative Imagination and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199812394
eISBN:
9780199388554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812394.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 2 locates the inquiry within a research context, specifically the ‘narrative imagination’ that is required from researchers as we embark on journeys exploring the different worldviews of ... More


Illusio, Social Gravity and Social Magic: Purpose, Motivation and Aspiration

Steven Threadgold

in Bourdieu and Affect: Towards a Theory of Affective Affinities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529206616
eISBN:
9781529206623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206616.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter One focusses on underutilized concepts of illusio, social gravity and social alchemy/magic to consider everyday affective notions such as aspirations and orientations as key to thinking about ... More


Power Relations and Hierarchy

Valerie A. Kivelson and Christine D. Worobec (eds)

in Witchcraft in Russia and Ukraine, 1000-1900: A Sourcebook

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750649
eISBN:
9781501750670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750649.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter assesses “social magic,” or magic for expressing and for attempting to assuage social tensions. Antagonisms between the lower orders and masters provide the presumptive background for ... More


The Affectivity of the Forms of Capitals

Steven Threadgold

in Bourdieu and Affect: Towards a Theory of Affective Affinities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529206616
eISBN:
9781529206623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206616.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter Four develops the understanding that Bourdieu’s forms of capitals have affective properties and propensities, arguing that they need to be understood as skills and capacities for lubricating ... More


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