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Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Abigail A. Kohn

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

Frequenting gun shops and shooting ranges, and devoting particular attention to those whose interest in weaponry extends beyond the casual, this book captures in detail how gun owners actually think ... More


The Personal Dimension and Boredom

John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588886
eISBN:
9780191595448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588886.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Boredom is the individual analog of cultural disenchantment. A wide array of commentators agree that boredom is a pervasive problem in contemporary life. The cause of boredom is the lack of a ... More


Comi-tragic/Tragi-comic Pathos

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

in Shakespeare in Parts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The movement in the part of Malvolio (a character produced around half-way through Shakespeare's writing life) from contemptible butt, to pathetic victim, to implacable accuser, is a triumph of ... More


. Reading and the Theory of Reading

Benjamin Bennett

in The Dark Side of Literacy: Literature and Learning Not to Read

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229161
eISBN:
9780823241002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823229161.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The practice of reading represents both a science and an art. Reading relates to one's mental, educational, social, cultural, and ethical stimulation by virtue of his or her memory, experience, as ... More


Beginnings: Early Life and First Stories

Jad Smith

in Alfred Bester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter shows how Bester’s early identification with Renaissance thinkers of broad and varied learning led him to think of science fiction as a Renaissance genre especially suited to mixing and ... More


The literary Bond

Claire Hines

in The playboy and James Bond: 007, Ian Fleming and Playboy magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780719082269
eISBN:
9781526135865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082269.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with the first phase in the formal relationship between Playboy, Ian Fleming and the Bond novels, which began in 1960 and lasted up to the middle of the decade. During this time, ... More


Reflex Emotions

James M. Jasper

in The Emotions of Protest

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226561646
eISBN:
9780226561813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561813.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Reflex emotions relate us primarily to changes in our physical environment, and so they are usually quick to arise and to dissipate. Reflex emotions, especially fear and anger, have been taken as the ... More


Thrills: Fear and Catharsis as Ideological Effects

Allan Hepburn

in Intrigue: Espionage and Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104981
eISBN:
9780300148480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104981.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes the use of thrills in spy narratives. It argues that the thrill unites numerous, dissimilar components. Hazard, fear, pain, eros, aggression, cravenness, bodiliness, ... More


“Watch, Therefore”: Suffering and the Informed Citizen

in Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226662749
eISBN:
9780226662756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226662756.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Historically there are three main justifications for the civic act of looking upon suffering: catharsis, compassion, and courage. In tragedy, pain is not supposed to excite spectators' identification ... More


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