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 Major and Minor: Hanuman in Hindu Life and Scholarly Discourse

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Opening with a brief tour of modern Hindu temples that feature increasingly monumental icons of Hanuman, this introductory chapter poses the question of why a deity of such apparent prominence in ... More


Religion

Gianfranco Piggo

in Durkheim

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780878
eISBN:
9780191695391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780878.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter starts by describing different states of consciousness and its domains. It looks into Durkheim's emphasis on the duality of the sacred and profane as a core aspect of religion, and his ... More


Symbolic authority and kinship

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Another important aspect of sovereignty is the symbolic authority it represents. Here, the sovereign not only creates an identity for a people living within a territory, it also determines kinship ... More


Becoming Land

Barbara Glowczewski

in Indigenising Anthropology with Guattari and Deleuze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474450300
eISBN:
9781474476911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450300.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter sets the historical, anthropological and cosmopolitical context for the 13 other chapters assembled here. It is organised around the 5 thematic parts of the book. ‘The Indigenous ... More


Warlpiri Dreaming Spaces: 1983 and 1985 Seminars with Félix Guattari

Barbara Glowczewski

in Indigenising Anthropology with Guattari and Deleuze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474450300
eISBN:
9781474476911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450300.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter unfolds a dialog between Guattari and Glowczewski about Australian collective dream-work, totemism and rituals of resistance during collective discussions, including Eric Alliez, ... More


Good to Think With

Marjorie Garber

in Loaded Words

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1962, the French structural anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss coined the phrase “good to think with.” Scholars and theorists are drawn to this phrase, perhaps because it has certain validating ... More


Anti-Electra: Totemism and Schizogamy

Elisabeth von Samsonow

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638376
eISBN:
9780748652662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers us the figure of ‘becoming-girl’ as a post-Freudian feminist anti-Electra, explaining that the girl is in possession of a logos of creation because she controls the means of ... More


Imperial, Colonial, and Indigenous

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Beginning with the 1905 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in South Africa, this chapter illustrates the imperial, colonial, and indigenous mediations that produced ... More


Animals Are Us

Lee Haiyan

in The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785914
eISBN:
9780804793544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785914.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In human society past and present, animals have figured symbolically to dramatize human relationships, emotions, and fantasies. Under the modern condition, as animals retreat from urban life, animal ... More


The Origins of Culture and of Anthropology

Frank Palmeri

in "State of Nature, Stages of Society": Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175166
eISBN:
9780231541282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175166.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the unsettled and formative 1860s, many essays in the British anthropological journals adopted a conjectural form, as did foundational work by E. B. Tylor that established the defining idea of ... More


The Social Psychology of Religion

Frank Palmeri

in "State of Nature, Stages of Society": Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175166
eISBN:
9780231541282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175166.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The social psychology of religion remained linked to conjectural thought even in the first two decades of the twentieth century, as Durkheim and Freud sought to elucidate the nature of religion ... More


Idolatry Nietzsche, Blake, and Poussin

W. J. T. Mitchell

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the difficult relationship between words and images, as religiously encoded in the Second Commandment (“You shall not make for yourself a graven image”) and as inscribed at the ... More


Using Hubert and Mauss to think about Sacrifice

Nick Allen

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This classic essay by Hubert and Mauss was both an early contribution to Durkheim’s struggle to establish an academic discipline studying social phenomena and, for the authors, the start of a ... More


The Central Coast through the Eighth Century

Hugh R. Clark

in The Sinitic Encounter in Southeast China through the First Millennium CE

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851606
eISBN:
9780824868406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851606.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces the case study, based on southern Fujian province from the Neolithic through the early stages of sinitic immigration. The discussion covers evidence pertaining to early ... More


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