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Taking Stock: The State of the Art of the State

Christopher Hood

in The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Returns to the general question of what sort of science public management is or can be and how cultural theory can contribute to that science. Concludes by taking stock of the cultural‐theory ... More


Representing Social Actors with Toys

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter adapts the framework for representing social actors (chapter 2) to the domain of children's toys. Focusing specifically on the Playmobil range of toys, the chapter investigates how ... More


Nondescriptivist Semantics

Mark Schroeder

in Being For: Evaluating the Semantic Program of Expressivism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534654
eISBN:
9780191715938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534654.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explores how biforcated attitude semantics might be exploited in order to develop nondescriptivist treatments in other philosophical domains. A strategy for applying biforcated attitude ... More


DOES HUMANITY WANT COMPUTERS MAKING MORAL DECISIONS?

Wendell Wallach and Colin Allen

in Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374049
eISBN:
9780199871889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374049.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter begins with an overview of philosophy of technology to provide a context for the specific concerns raised by the prospect of artificial moral agents. Some concerns, such as whether ... More


Sex and Play

Melissa Hines

in Brain Gender

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195188363
eISBN:
9780199865246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188363.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This chapter discusses sex differences in play. Data from studies of girls exposed to high levels of androgenic hormones prenatally suggest that this exposure is associated with increased ... More


Iconoclasm As Child's Play

Joe Moshenska

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780804798501
eISBN:
9781503608740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798501.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book begins with the observation that, during the English Reformation, holy things taken from churches and monasteries were on occasion not smashed or burned but instead given to children as ... More


Boycotting Exclusion: The Transpacific Politics of Chinese Sentimentalism

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 engages a range of Chinese literary productions, including Lin Shu’s translation of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the boycott novel The Bitter Society, and Chinese American ... More


When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

J. David Pleins

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story of Noah's flood is one of the best-loved and most often retold biblical tales, it is the inspiration for numerous children's books and toys, novels, and even films. Whether as allusion, ... More


The Gatt: The First Piece of Paper

Lawrence W. R. Mills

in Protecting Free Trade: The Hong Kong Paradox, 1947–97

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083985
eISBN:
9789882209084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083985.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the establishment of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1947 and its impact on Hong Kong. The chapter explains how, under the GATT framework, Hong Kong ... More


Goodbyes 05302005

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0040
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on Tooy's farewell gift to the author, an obia to increase sexual performance. It provides the recipe for this obia including all the ingredients and procedure. Tooy also ... More


Children

Matthew Bevis

in Wordsworth's Fun

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652054
eISBN:
9780226652221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652221.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter and the next two focus mainly on poems outside Lyrical Ballads, taking on an unholy trinity--the child, the reprobate, and the idler--and asks why so much seems to be at stake when these ... More


The Universal Prospect

Pamela Kyle Crossley

in A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215665
eISBN:
9780520928848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215665.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the impact of the spirit of the European “curiosity cabinet” on the use of cabinets by each Qing prince, noting that the boxes were the toys of universalism, in which reality is ... More


25–26 Months Two-Year-Old Talk

MARILYN SHATZ

in A Toddler’s Life: Becoming a Person

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195099232
eISBN:
9780199846863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099232.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the activities, cognitive development, and learning progress of Ricky when he was between 25–26 months old. At this stage, the toddler displayed new ways of using language to ... More


Transgressive Play and Uncanny Toys in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “Das fremde Kind”

Christina Weiler

in E. T. A. Hoffman: Transgressive Romanticism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941213
eISBN:
9781789629057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941213.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The seventh essay examines “play” and how Hoffmann presents it in “The Strange Child,” labeling it “transgressive,” with both positive and negative manifestations. Hoffmann’s take endorses its ... More


Consumerism Meets Jim Crow’s Children:: White Children and the Culture of Segregation

Kristina DuRocher

in Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130019
eISBN:
9780813135571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130019.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

White southerners took advantage of the emergence of mass culture in the early twentieth century to reiterate their justifications for white dominance over African Americans and impart to their ... More


Learning Through Make-Believe Play

Laura E. Berk

in Awakening Children's Minds: How Parents and Teachers Can Make a Difference

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195124859
eISBN:
9780197565506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195124859.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Teaching Skills and Techniques

Two days a week, Kevin leaves his office 45 minutes early to take charge of his 2-year-old daughter, Sophie, while her mother, a university professor, teaches a late ... More


Final Years, I (1959–1961)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter covers Blitzstein’s induction into the National Institute of Arts and Letters; his 1959 trip to Europe; his final critical writings; his plans to write a musical film adaptation of ... More


Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation: The Petrov Synthesis of Combretastatin A-4

Douglass F. Taber

in Organic Synthesis: State of the Art 2011-2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200794
eISBN:
9780197559475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200794.003.0025
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Janine Cossy of ESPCI Paris (Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 4084) and Yasushi Obora of Kansai University (Chem. Lett. 2011, 40, 1055) independently developed conditions for the ... More


Playing Empire: Toys, Games, and the German Colonial Imaginary

Jeff Bowersox

in Raising Germans in the Age of Empire: Youth and Colonial Culture, 1871-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641093
eISBN:
9780191750625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641093.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The world of playthings and children's play allows us to outline a vague and confused colonial sensibility and to illustrate its unique appeal to commercial entrepreneurs, pedagogical reformers, and ... More


Observation selection effects and global catastrophic risks

Milan M. ćirković

in Global Catastrophic Risks

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198570509
eISBN:
9780191918100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570509.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Different types of global catastrophic risks (GCRs) are studied in various chapters of this book by direct analysis. In doing so, researchers benefit from ... More


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