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The Signature Of Life: Designing the Astrobiological Imagination

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the project of astrobiology and its object, the “signature of life,” by drawing on the work of Hillel Schwartz, particularly his writing on time in Century's End, on duplication ... More


The Christian Right

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/9780199730803.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Politically conservative Christians are animate by a mythic ideal concerned with the “right-ordering” of society. They want the world in which they live reflect their own likeness. A legacy of a ... More


The Sources of Institutional Support

Robert Rohrschneider

in Learning Democracy: Democratic and Economic Values in Unified Germany

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295174
eISBN:
9780191685088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295174.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines how a person's ideological values affect his institutional support. The first part of the chapter argues that the original formulation of the congruence postulate in Almond and ... More


Backing into the Culture

Paul Kincaid

in Iain M. Banks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041013
eISBN:
9780252099564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041013.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter recounts how Banks began to get his first novels of the Culture published under the name Iain M. Banks. It examines the way that the central characters are either hostile to the Culture, ... More


Outside Context Problems

Paul Kincaid

in Iain M. Banks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041013
eISBN:
9780252099564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041013.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

At the height of his career, Banks abandoned the Culture for two very different science fiction novels. Against a Dark Background presented an extreme capitalism that was a deliberate contrast to the ... More


Punishment in a Culture of Control

Daems Tom

in Making Sense of Penal Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199559787
eISBN:
9780191701771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559787.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores David Garland's intellectual life-course, from his first publications dealing with the history of penal-welfare strategies and the birth of criminology to his work on The ... More


Approaching the WorldGod

Paul Kincaid

in Iain M. Banks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041013
eISBN:
9780252099564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041013.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Changes in his personal life, in particular separation from his first wife and the death of his trusted editor James Hale, brought a change in Banks’s fiction. The Algebraist ran directly counter to ... More


Fashioning Socialist Visual Culture: Xia Yan and the New Culture Heritage

Wang Zheng

in Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1964

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292284
eISBN:
9780520965867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292284.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Xia Yan, the underground leader of the left-wing films in the 1930s and top official of the film industry in the PRC since 1954, embodied the cultural history of the CCP. A brief biography of this ... More


Assimilation and the Problems of Sex, Violence, and Sickness unto Death

Wes Furlotte

in The Problem of Nature in Hegel's Final System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474435536
eISBN:
9781474453899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435536.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter intensifies the problem of the animal organism’s over-determination by external variables. The chapter concentrates on Hegel’s analyses of eating, sex, violence, sickness and, ... More


Legendary Chamorro Strength: Skeletal Embodiment and the Boundaries of Interpretation

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter is about a prehistoric Chamorro man from the island of Tinian whose osteobiography suggests that he was a stone worker-one of the elite masons who constructed the huge latte stone sets ... More


The Royal Field (Sanam Luang): Bangkok’s Polysemic Urban Palimpsest

Koompong Noobanjong

in Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208333
eISBN:
9789888313471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Created in 1782, the Royal Field—or Sanam Luang—is a large open space located at the heart of Bangkok, occupying a prominent space both in the urban fabric of the city and in the collective psyche of ... More


Finding and Defining Traditional Hawai‘i

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines how ethnicity and multiculturalism are constructed through definitions of tradition by focusing on the “fieldwork phase” of the festival-making process that sought to determine ... More


Don’t Let Anyone Else Do Your Job

Stanley Fish

in Save the World on Your Own Time

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195369021
eISBN:
9780197563243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195369021.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Of course, there’s no shortage of people who will step in to do your job if you default on it. The corporate world looks to the university for its workforce. Parents ... More


Gestural (In)visibility in Béla Balázs and Helmuth Plessner

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter juxtaposes the film criticism of Béla Balázs with the philosophical anthropology of Helmuth Plessner in order to carve out their approaches to gesture. It gives particular attention to ... More


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