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An Alternative View of Culture and Cultural Change in Eleven Propositions

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ideas do have consequences in history, yet not because those ideas are inherently truthful or obviously correct but rather because of the ways they are embedded in very powerful institutions, ... More


 Argonaut Orpheus

Vanessa Agnew

in Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Focusing on Charles Burney's 1772 central European journey to collect material for a general history of music, this chapter shows how travel and musical mapping were co-opted for the making of a ... More


The Burden of Leadership: A Theology of Faithful Presence in Practice

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Everyone exercises leadership to varying degrees for we all exercise relative influence in the wide variety of contexts in which we live. By the same logic, we are all also followers in a sense, for ... More


Language, the Nation, and Symbolic Capital: The Case Of Punjab *

Alyssa Ayres

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0018
Subject:
History, Indian History

A movement to ‘revive’ the spirit of the Punjabi language, the Punjabiyat movement, has been catalyzed from within Pakistan — raising intriguing questions about language, nationalism, and the ... More


Introduction

Jarrod L. Whitaker

in Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755707
eISBN:
9780199895274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755707.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Introduction argues that masculine ideologies and roles are central to the men who participate in sóma rituals in ancient India and these ideals are encoded in the three manly gods, Agni, Indra, ... More


Ritual Performance: Surrender during the American War of Independence

Daniel Krebs

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This case study on German subsidy troops fighting in the American War of Independence understands surrender as a ritual performance, turning defeated soldiers into symbolic capital. If the ritual was ... More


Introduction: Bilingual Personhood and the Cultural Politics of Asian American and Latino Literature

Jeehyun Lim

in Bilingual Brokers: Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823275304
eISBN:
9780823277032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275304.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Based on the premise that the growth of bilingualism in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century is a consequence of post-1965 immigration, the chapter presents the book’s dual ... More


The History of Humanitarian Authority and the Divisions of the Humanitarian Field

Monika Krause

in The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226131221
eISBN:
9780226131535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131535.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter describes the symbolic divisions and differences within the field of humanitarian relief NGOs. In developing their distinctive position on questions of humanitarian policy, agencies draw ... More


Valuing Products as Cultural Symbols: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Illustration

Davide Ravasi, Violina Rindova, and Ileana Stigliani

in The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199594641
eISBN:
9780191806766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594641.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter explores the relationship between organisations and valuation by focusing on corporate museums. Drawing on work in the anthropology and sociology of culture, it considers how products ... More


How Official Multilingualism Works: A Symbolic Jurisprudence

Janny H.C. Leung

in Shallow Equality and Symbolic Jurisprudence in Multilingual Legal Orders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190210335
eISBN:
9780190210359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190210335.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter spells out major sociopolitical forces that have contributed to the widespread adoption of official multilingualism, and offers an explanation of how official multilingualism works ... More


Leadership Capital: A Bourdieuian Reinterpretation

Erik Jentges

in The Leadership Capital Index: A New Perspective on Political Leadership

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198783848
eISBN:
9780191826498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783848.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Leadership Capital Index utilizes the conceptual terminology of Pierre Bourdieu’s field theory. This chapter presents the groundwork for the LCI as it clarifies Bourdieu’s key concepts and traces ... More


Software Capital and the New India

Carol Upadhya

in Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199461486
eISBN:
9780199087495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461486.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 1 traces the multiple genealogies of the Indian IT industry, contextualizing its growth within national, regional, and local political–economic configurations. It shows how the operations of ... More


Being an Author in Eighteenth-Century Theatre

Jessica Goodman

in Goldoni in Paris: La Gloire et le Malentendu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198796626
eISBN:
9780191837913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796626.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter narrows the contextual focus to concentrate on the role of dramatic authorship within the broader cultural field. First, it examines how authors traditionally shaped their careers in ... More


Things

Matej Blazek

in Rematerialising Children'S Agency: Everyday practices in a post-socialist estate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447322740
eISBN:
9781447322764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322740.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter explores the ‘complex presence’ (Mol, 2002) of things, environments, and people with their individual histories, acquaintances and capacities, and its impact on the formation of ... More


Formalizing San Francisco’s Informal Street Food Vendors

Robert Lemon

in The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042454
eISBN:
9780252051296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042454.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In San Francisco, young economic developers help immigrant women turn their small, informal businesses into thriving corporations, while others try to take advantage of the boom in boutique food ... More


Virtue and Liability: The Vital Spots between Concealment and Revelation

Roman Sieler

in Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets: Medicine and Martial Arts in South India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190243852
eISBN:
9780190243883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243852.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter highlights the dialectic of concealment and revelation, which secrecy involves and which counts as both a source of power and a liability for vital spot practitioners. Secrecy may convey ... More


Critic and Conductor in 1860s Chicago: George P. Upton, Hans Balatka, and Cultural Capitalism

James Deaville

in American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769769
eISBN:
9780226769776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

George Putnam Upton, who accepted the role of cultural agent for Hans Balatka and his Chicago Philharmonic Society, publishing announcements, commentary, and favorable reviews, built up symbolic ... More


Beating Titanic: Independent Filmmakers at the Helm of Cultural Nationalism

Young-a Park

in Unexpected Alliances: Independent Filmmakers, the State, and the Film Industry in Postauthoritarian South Korea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804783613
eISBN:
9780804793476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783613.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines independent filmmakers’ participation in the struggle to maintain South Korea’s screen quota system (a protectionist film policy against the “Hollywood invasion”). The chapter ... More


From Country Bumpkins to Urban Sophisticates

Arianne M. Gaetano

in Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840990
eISBN:
9780824868192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840990.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 6 considers the impact of exposure to urban lifestyles and cosmopolitan consumer culture on young migrant women’s subjectivity and gender identity. Concerns with consumer tastes and trends ... More


Conclusion

Peter Thacher Lanfer

in Remembering Eden: The Reception History of Genesis 3: 22–24

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926749
eISBN:
9780199950591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926749.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The final chapter of this book summarizes and synthesizes the arguments of the previous chapters, reaffirming the composite character of the redacted Eden narrative, and the persistent influence of ... More


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