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Tricksters and Travels

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes how the story of Ten Lost Tribes becomes even more elaborate during the rise of the Islamic Empire and the middle ages. The practical unification of the world by Islam created ... More


A Fine Balance: The Give and Take of Religious Discipline

Corinne G. Dempsey

in The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187298
eISBN:
9780199784547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187296.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter investigates the nature and effect of religious discipline at the Rush temple, and notes how participants from various backgrounds, possessing very different motivations for visiting the ... More


Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh/George Copway

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This final chapter discusses the career and writing of Copway/Kahgegagahbowh in terms of the various themes that run throughout the book.


Never Give ’Em What They Expect: The Joker Ethos as the Zeitgeist of Contemporary Digital Subcultural Transgression

Vyshali Manivannan

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

We move into the realm of digital and ludic paratexts with Vyshali Manivannan’s analysis of the “Joker ethos” as one that “prizes cleverness, inventiveness, and Dadaist absurdity as much as the ... More


Hikayat Abi al-Qasim: A Literary Banquet

Emily Selove

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402316
eISBN:
9781474418782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402316.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

ḤikāyatAbī al-Qāsim, probably written in the 11th century by the otherwise unknown al-Azdi, tells the story of a gate-crasher from Baghdad named Abu l-Qasim, who shows up uninvited at a party in ... More


Deceit in War and Trade

William Ian Miller

in The Philosophy of Deception

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327939
eISBN:
9780199852444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327939.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers “a genealogy on deceit in war and trade”. It starts with deceit in Ovid and the Old Testament and works its way all the way up to the present day, considering the deceptions of ... More


Deity Types

Christopher R. Fee and David A. Leeming

in Gods, Heroes, & Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174038
eISBN:
9780199849864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174038.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The pantheon of any given mythology is composed of gods and goddess who should be recognizable as mythological types to followers of other systems. The supreme being, the great goddess, the ... More


New Comedic Intrigue

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182696
eISBN:
9780191673863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182696.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In a number of Shakespearean comedies such as The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare was able to make use of New Comedic devices, situations, characters, and other such elements, in incorporating ... More


“Some Go Up and Some Go Down”: The Meaning of the Slave Trickster

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter discusses the addition of the author to Eric McKitrick and Stanley Elkins' memorial volume though his research was leading him to the opposite conclusion. The variations in patterns of ... More


Land and Medicine

Betty Booth Donohue

in Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037370
eISBN:
9780813042336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037370.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explicates the various narrative strands of Native American healing chants or medicine texts (the author's coinage) and concentrates on the particular strands that feature ancient tribal ... More


Trickster Matriarchs: Lot's Daughters, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Tamar

Melissa A. Jackson

in Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The matriarchs and patriarchs of Genesis pass down through the generations a special family trait: trickery. Lot's daughters, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, and Tamar all exhibit the characteristics of the ... More


David's Wives: Michal, Abigail, Bathsheba

Melissa A. Jackson

in Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Of David's wives, Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba feature more prominently than a passing mention, and each of their stories, appearing throughout 1 and 2 Samuel and the beginning of 1 Kings, exhibits ... More


Ruth

Melissa A. Jackson

in Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

In ‘her’ book, Ruth is linked to Rachel, Leah, and Tamar, bringing Ruth into the assembly of matriarchs and tricksters. Sexuality is a significant component of Ruth's trickster‐ness. The ‘did they or ... More


The Making of the Odyssey

M. L. West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198718369
eISBN:
9780191787652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718369.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book is a close study of the background, composition, and artistry of the Homeric Odyssey. Following a preliminary investigation of the traditions that lie behind the poem (the origins of the ... More


Symbolizing Tradition: On the Scatology of an Ethnic Identity

Simon J. Bronner

in Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134062
eISBN:
9780813135885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134062.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that much of Pennsylvania German folklore is characterized by the theme of feces and anality, especially related to the animal symbol of the chicken. This theme is a cultural ... More


Between Covered and Covert: Traditions, Stereotypes, and Afghan Women's Agency

Margaret A. Mills

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter links the female trickster in Afghan oral tradition to women's agency with stories that are “weapons of the weak.” It specifically investigates the examples from women's personal ... More


Tricksters North and South

Jerrold E. Levy

in In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter identifies those myths the Navajos brought from their original home in the subarctic and characterizes the figure of the northern Athabascan trickster. As the Navajos moved south, they ... More


Calibrating and Adjudicating [Appraising the Level of Understanding and Rendering a Judgment] 1

Jeffrey L. Broughton and Elise Yoko Watanabe

in The Record of Linji: A New Translation of the Linjilu in the Light of Ten Japanese Zen Commentaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199936410
eISBN:
9780199980680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936410.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This part consists of short episodes in which the participants “calibrate and adjudicate” each other’s level of beholding reality as it truly is. This part could be called “investigating the person ... More


“Slaves? With Lines?”: Trickster Aesthetic and Satirical Strategies in Two Plays by Lynn Nottage

Aimee Zygmonski

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that Lynn Nottage employs the trickster figure in her plays to destabilize African American stereotypes. In her plays Fabulation and By the Way, Meet Very Stark, Nottage also ... More


The “Image of Africa” from Conrad to Achebe to Adichie

Jesse Matz

in Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231164061
eISBN:
9780231543057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164061.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Relates impressionism's perceptual trickery to a kind of fraudulence that has tended to accompany it, in discussion of three impressionist tricksters: Japanese financier Ryoto Saito, performance ... More


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