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Rape in War

Claudia Card

in The Atrocity Paradigm: A Theory of Evil

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145083
eISBN:
9780199833115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145089.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Sexual enslavement of women and girls, for the enjoyment of soldiers and officers, destroys countless young female lives, and mass rape in war is further terroristic, aiming to intimidate and ... More


Excursus: Donations to Mosques and Shrines

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This excursus highlights two pious acts connected with mosques and shrines: the donation of lamps and the erection of minbars (pulpits). It describes the various types of lamps used in the medieval ... More


Sustainable Consumption: An Important but Ambiguous Concept

Philip J. Vergragt

in Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores the origins of the concept of sustainable consumption in global policy circles in the 1990s and its subsequent evolution in academia, business, civil society, and policy. It ... More


Swords and Chivalric Culture in the High Middle Ages

Kristen B. Neuschel

in Living by the Sword: Weapons and Material Culture in France and Britain, 600-1600

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753336
eISBN:
9781501752148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753336.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the relationship between swords and chivalric culture in the high Middle Ages. It brings together the implications of literacy with the symbolic meaning of material objects to ... More


A Road Map of the Catalina Interviews

in Language of the Gun: Youth, Crime, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226316086
eISBN:
9780226316079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316079.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

It is crucial to explore how the different discourses of guns are associated within different environments (gang membership or youth incarceration, for example) in order to analyze how the contexts ... More


Coda: Literature and the Contemporary Zombie | The Appropriate Monster

Tim Lanzendörfer

in Books of the Dead: Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819062
eISBN:
9781496819109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819062.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The coda explores what the book takes to be the most expansive question about contemporary zombie fiction, its meaning for literature at large. It departs from the question of whether we will be able ... More


Conclusion: Escaping (the) Story’s Bounds

Joel P. Christensen

in The Many-Minded Man: The "Odyssey," Psychology, and the Therapy of Epic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752346
eISBN:
9781501752360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752346.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This concluding chapter revisits some of the arguments made in the book and surveys ancient allegorical traditions to emphasize that the way the book reads the Odyssey — as a story to be mined for ... More


Cavafy and Iliad 24: A Modern Alexandrian Interprets Homer

Seth L. Schein

in Homeric Epic and its Reception: Interpretive Essays

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199589418
eISBN:
9780191808456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589418.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Constantine Cavafy’s ‘Priamou Nuktoporeia’ (‘Priam’s Night-Journey’), based on Priam’s journey to ransom Hektor’s corpse from Achilles’ in Iliad 24, was composed in 1893, when the poet was developing ... More


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