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Babylon and Dread Revitalization

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

in Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Rastafari is about the delegitimation of Babylon – the forces of oppression and exploitation that Africans faced under colonialism and its legacies – and the revitalization of African culture and ... More


Charite: How Comedies Do Not End

REGINE MAY

in Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202928
eISBN:
9780191707957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202928.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The story of Charite is sometimes described as a ‘tragedy’, but no scholar so far has looked at it closely from this aspect, and this will be briefly attempted in this chapter. It considers Charite’s ... More


Discretionary Exclusion of Confessions and Other Evidence—Specific Cases

Peter Mirfield

in Silence, Confessions and Improperly Obtained Evidence

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262695
eISBN:
9780191682391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262695.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter deals with exclusionary discretion of confessions and other evidence. It examines the authorities concerned with exclusion under section 78(1) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act ... More


In the Beginning was the Firefly

Michael Taussig

in Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226684581
eISBN:
9780226698700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226698700.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This section discusses fireflies as profane illuminations, with reference to Didi-Huberman and Brion Gysin, as well as forms of solar trickery.


Tactics of the Foot Soldier: The Arts and Antics of Le Système D

Libby Murphy

in The Art of Survival: France and the Great War Picaresque

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217513
eISBN:
9780300225006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217513.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter develops the French wartime concept of Le Système D as an imaginative framework for finding stability amid the chaos of war. Le Système D provided an overarching narrative framework ... More


Art Versus Art

Michael Taussig

in Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226684581
eISBN:
9780226698700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226698700.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This section discusses re-enchantment, trickery, and art, with reference to contemporary politics. It also discusses optical unconscious in Benjamin and Proust, as well as involuntary memory and the ... More


Anancy’s Web/Sut’s Stratagems: Humor, Race, and Trickery in Jamaica and the Old Southwest

John Lowe

in Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the transnational intersections between the Anancy trickster of Jamaica and his counterpart in southern frontier humor. It shows how the trickster, featured in the Anancy ... More


Holograms as Magic

Sean F. Johnston

in Holograms: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198712763
eISBN:
9780191781131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712763.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Through the mid-1960s, holograms were seen mainly by engineers and reporters at conferences and private demonstrations. These interpreters were as important in framing the nature of the new invention ... More


Introduction: The Soul of Cinema

Angela Dalle Vacche

in André Bazin's Film Theory: Art, Science, Religion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190067298
eISBN:
9780190067335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067298.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bazin’s work explores a key question: What is a human, in contrast to an animal, a plant, an object or a machine? A human is simultaneously a rational animal and an irrational being. Human ... More


Epilogue

Juliane Fürst

in Flowers Through Concrete: Explorations in Soviet Hippieland

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198788324
eISBN:
9780191830259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788324.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

The Epilogue reviews the volume’s main points, outlining how both hippies and the Soviet system changed, and with an outlook to the contemporary world. It concludes with a declaration of the author ... More


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