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Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Margaret Urban Walker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315394
eISBN:
9780199872053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book defends an expressive-collaborative model of morality that challenges common assumptions in philosophical ethics. Morality is best revealed in practices of responsibility that express ... More


Hunting, Poaching, and Social Privilege

ROGER B. MANNING

in Hunters and Poachers: A Social and Cultural History of Unlawful Hunting in England 1485-1640

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203247
eISBN:
9780191675805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203247.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines hunting and poaching in medieval England in the context of social privilege. It explains that almost all monarchs during this period were immersed in the deer-hunting culture ... More


What Difference Does a Difference Make?: Societal Privilege, Disadvantage, and Discord in Human Relationships

Beverly Greene

in Diversity in Human Interactions: The Tapestry of America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143904
eISBN:
9780199848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143904.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Discrepancies in social power may be understood as representations of social privilege and social disadvantage. It is the need to deny the existence and meaning of those power differentials that is ... More


Generativity: A Form of Unconditional Love

George E. Vaillant

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter uses the Study of Adult Development — Harvard Medical School's sixty-year prospective study of the lives of college and inner-city men — to answer two questions about generativity. ... More


The Afro-American

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0025
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the article “The Afro-American,” where Fortune explained his use of the term “Afro-American,” which, he explained, included anyone of African origin who was “not ashamed of his ... More


Going down? Caught between stasis and mobility

Rachel Thomson

in Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on Stan, a middle-class, young white man growing up in the affluent commuter belt but struggling for a sense of purpose. He was interviewed three times, at ages 18 in 1999, 19 in ... More


Cosa de Blancos: Cuban American Whiteness and the Afro-Cuban-Occupied House

Antonio López

in Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814765463
eISBN:
9780814765487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814765463.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with Cuban American whiteness. The autobiographical narratives of a voyage back to Cuba during the post-Soviet 1990s by white, middle-class, Cuban American academics lead to a ... More


Interlude: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Confessional

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

As each art form turned confessional, the first artists to attempt it had unusual amounts of social privilege—e.g., among poets, Robert Lowell, a Boston Brahmin. That, perhaps, is why confessional ... More


Definitely in My Backyard: Welcome Nuisances

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the third stage in the ongoing reciprocal relationship between space and social relations in Battery Park City. In the first stage, people shaped space; in the second stage, ... More


Opulence and Oblivion: Class, Status, and Self-Critique in Bavli Gittin’s Tales of Feasting and Fasting

Julia Watts Belser

in Rabbinic Tales of Destruction: Gender, Sex, and Disability in the Ruins of Jerusalem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190600471
eISBN:
9780190600495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190600471.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes Bavli Gittin’s self-critical assessment of the ethical failings of the rabbis and other Jewish elites. Through tales of feasting in the shadow of catastrophe, Bavli Gittin ... More


Exonerating Men

Kate Manne

in Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190604981
eISBN:
9780190605018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604981.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The flipside of misogyny’s punishment of women is exonerating the privileged men who engage in misogyny. This chapter canvasses this phenomenon, along with the flow of sympathy up the social ... More


Conclusion: Whither Breastfeeding?

Joan B. Wolf

in Is Breast Best?: Taking on the Breastfeeding Experts and the New High Stakes of Motherhood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794814
eISBN:
9780814795255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794814.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This concluding chapter situates breastfeeding in the context of debates about other contemporary health risks, in particular exploring the ongoing campaign against America's “obesity epidemic” as ... More


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