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Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Guenter Lewy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746415
eISBN:
9780199866151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746415.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides a detailed account of four regimes of assisted death for which there is a substantial body of data as well as observational research: The Netherlands and Belgium have legalized ... More


Informal Finance in China: American and Chinese Perspectives

Jianjun Li and Sara Hsu (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380644
eISBN:
9780199869329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380644.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, South and East Asia

Informal finance consists of non-bank financing activities, whether conducted through family and friends, local money houses, or other types of financial associations. Informal finance has provided ... More


The Literary Underground in the 1660s: Andrew Marvell, George Wither, Ralph Wallis, and the World of Restoration Satire and Pamphleteering

Stephen Bardle

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660858
eISBN:
9780191749001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660858.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 has commonly been understood as representing a return to political stability and religious consensus following the tumultuous civil wars and Commonwealth ... More


Theocratic Underground Groups

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

in Theocratic Democracy: The Social Construction of Religious and Secular Extremism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199734863
eISBN:
9780199895090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734863.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Between 1948-1998 there were quite a few Jewish underground groups that preached that Israel should become a Jewish theocracy – that is, run according to the Halakha, and practiced their beliefs, ... More


Iran

Gulnar Francis-Dehqani

Kenneth R. Ross, Daniel Jeyaraj, and Todd M. Johnson (eds)

in Christianity in South and Central Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439824
eISBN:
9781474465366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439824.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity existed in the region by the end of the 5th century, though Zoroastrianism (and later Islam) remained the official religion of Iran. Islam granted dhimmis, or ‘tolerated unbelievers’, ... More


From Scriabin to Pink Floyd: The ANS Synthesizer and the Politics of Soviet Music between Thaw and Stagnation

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The first Soviet synthesizer was developed in the late 1950s by a military engineer named Yevgeniy Murzin. Named after Murzin's hero Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin, the ANS synthesiser was soon ... More


The Self, Thinking

Garry L. Hagberg

in Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter talks about philosophical pictures of thinking. It details dualistic presuppositions and the metaphysically-motivated search for inner processes. Augustine's Confessions and their ... More


Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores African Americans' experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. Working against conventional scholarship, the book argues that Hoodoo ... More


Law Breaking

Joseph P. Tomain

in Creon's Ghost: Law, Justice, and the Humanities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333411
eISBN:
9780199868841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333411.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The Underground Railroad, the conductors that operated it, and the fugitive slaves that it transported constitute an essential story of the conflict between man's law and higher law; it is a story ... More


Introduction

Guenter Lewy

in Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746415
eISBN:
9780199866151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746415.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter reviews the US Supreme Court's decisions regarding the refusal of unwanted medical treatment and the states' right to legalize assisted death. As of the time of writing, ... More


Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground

Yetta Howard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041884
eISBN:
9780252050572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041884.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Ugly Differences explores queer female sexuality’s symbiotic relationship with ugliness and offers a way to see worth in ugliness as a generative category for reimagining the inhabitation of gender, ... More


London Underground: A Cultural Geography

David Ashford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318597
eISBN:
9781846318016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318597.001.0000
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Engaging with the rich catalogue of cultural material relating to the London Underground, this cultural geography sets out to explore one of the strangest spaces of the modern world. The first to ... More


Men at Work: Agents, Captains, and Contract Miners

Larry Lankton

in Cradle to Grave: Life, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083576
eISBN:
9780199854158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083576.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Traditional hand technologies gave way to mechanized means of production, and developing new machines required considerable capital. Mine enterprises were led by practically trained men who had ... More


Solidarity in Wartime Minsk

Barbara Epstein

in The Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242425
eISBN:
9780520931336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242425.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the two projects conducted jointly by the city and ghetto underground organizations: the construction and operation of an underground press, and the campaign to save and rescue ... More


Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

LaShawn Harris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040207
eISBN:
9780252098420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040207.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the early twentieth century, a diverse group of African American women carved out unique niches for themselves within New York City's expansive informal economy. This book illuminates the ... More


Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities

Peter Hopkins and Richard Gale (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625871
eISBN:
9780748671335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625871.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Following the events of 11th September 2001 in the USA, and more especially, the bombings on the London underground on 7th July 2005 and the incident at Glasgow Airport on 30th June 2007, an ... More


Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery

R. J. M. Blackett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608778
eISBN:
9781469611792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469608785_Blackett
Subject:
History, African-American History

The 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, which mandated action to aid in the recovery of runaway slaves and denied fugitives legal rights if they were apprehended, quickly became a focal point in the debate over ... More


Harriet, the Moses of Her People

Sarah Hopkins Bradford

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607818
eISBN:
9781469607832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607825_Bradford
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1869, Sarah Hopkins Bradford published Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Though often disjointed, this account presented to the public a legendary figure of the Underground Railroad. In 1886, ... More


Informal Finance, Underground Finance, Illegal Finance, and Economic Movement: A National Analysis

Jianjun Li

in Informal Finance in China: American and Chinese Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380644
eISBN:
9780199869329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380644.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, South and East Asia

This chapter looks at characteristics of informal finance across China, based on a national survey of firms and banks. During the new turn of macroeconomic regulation and control that started in ... More


Post-Black Satire

Yogita Goyal

in Runaway Genres: The Global Afterlives of Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479829590
eISBN:
9781479819676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829590.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter collides the idiom of post-blackness with the dominant genre of the neo-slave narrative in contemporary African American literature. This distinct body of work—post-black neo-slave ... More


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