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Decreasing Homohysteria

Mark McCormack

in The Declining Significance of Homophobia: How Teenage Boys are Redefining Masculinity and Heterosexuality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778249
eISBN:
9780199933051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter documents the significant decrease in homophobia that has occurred at all three schools studied in this research. It shows that there is near-total acceptance of homosexuality as a ... More


Prayer Cloths: Remnants of the Holy Ghost and the Texture of Faith

Anderson Blanton

in Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623979
eISBN:
9781469623993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623979.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the remarkable metamorphosis of a mere rag into a sacred cloth receptacle for the healing and apotropaic power of the Holy Ghost. Tracking the circulation of anointed fragments ... More


Touch

Karmen Mackendrick

in Word Made Skin: Figuring Language at the Surface of Flesh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224067
eISBN:
9780823235902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224067.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter shows the tactility of language as both word and touch that remind us of the importance of a limit for expression and desire alike. Both these give evidence of ... More


Empathy and Sympathy as Tactile Encounter

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers several theories of sense that are brought up short by the peculiarities of touch and reveal features of tactility that are of importance for a ... More


Touching

David Chidester

in Religion: Material Dynamics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter undertakes a tactile exploration of the sense of touch in modern American culture and religion. After briefly recalling the denigration of tactility in Western thought, the discussion ... More


The Line that Binds: Climbing Narratives, Ropework and Epistolary Practice

Abbie Garrington

in Modernism and Affect

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693252
eISBN:
9781474412346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693252.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the physical and emotional intimacies of both epistolary practice and the rope belay of mountaineering as affective “binding lines,” examples of the body’s “webbed relations”. ... More


Meaningful Adjacencies

Adam Zachary Newton

in To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

“Meaningful Adjacencies” initiates the first in a series of textual couplings that populate the book: a passage about the Jewish cemetery in Bad Kissingen from W. G. Sebald’s The Emigrants in ... More


Transmitting Divine Grace: On the Materiality of Charismatic Mediation in Mali

Dorothea E. Schulz

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The paper explores practices and notions of spiritual empowerment that inspire and refract the interaction between supporters of the Muslim renewal movement Ansar Dine in Mali and their leader, the ... More


Appalachian Radio Prayers: The Prosthesis of the Holy Ghost and the Drive to Tactility

Anderson Blanton

in Radio Fields: Anthropology and Wireless Sound in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771679
eISBN:
9780814769935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771679.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the unanticipated centrality of tactile experience within what is often asummed to be an exclusively auditory phenomenon: listening to prayer over the radio. Focusing on ... More


Blind Vision: A Photographic Touch

Kyoo Lee

in Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244843
eISBN:
9780823250738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244843.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In what sense, and to what extent, can we say that Descartes is a photographic thinker? Engaging Wolf-Devine on the materialism of Cartesian vision among others as a point of departure, the reading ... More


Touching Sovereignty in Henry V

Thomas P. Anderson

in Shakespeare's Fugitive Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697342
eISBN:
9781474426893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697342.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter takes seriously the Chorus’ avuncular description of Henry’s presence in the camp at Agincourt as ‘a little touch of Harry in the night’ (4.0. Chorus. 47). It draws on early modern and ... More


Redemption at the Edge

Angie Heo

in Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297975
eISBN:
9780520970120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297975.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

“Redemption at the Edge” attends to the external dynamics of the Coptic Church, tracing its tactile expansion through pilgrimage and the sympathetic flow of baraka, "holy blessing," across the ... More


A Snail’s Eye

Tom Conley

in An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669646
eISBN:
9781452946573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669646.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter examines the haptic eye of the snail described on Francesco Colonna’s novel Songe de Poliphile. The chapter outlines two guiding lines of discussion which underlie the ... More


A Landscape of Emblems: Corrozet and Holbein

Tom Conley

in An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669646
eISBN:
9781452946573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669646.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines emblems made by Giles Corrozet and Hans Holbein which correlate local and total space. It looks into two questions they raise about the nature of extension: What is the ... More


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