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Jânio Quadros: Agonizing Interlude

Thomas E. Skidmore

in Politics in Brazil, 1930 - 1964: An Experiment in Democracy - 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195332698
eISBN:
9780199868162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332698.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter begins by discussing that amidst these grave doubts about the old political alignments, Jânio Quadros emerged as a political figure of national stature. It also investigates the adequacy ... More


Negotiating Tantra and Veda in the Paraśurāma-Kalpa Tradition

Annette Wilke

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Until recently a number of scholars defined the “core” of Tantra as the use of sexual rites and other “unorthodox” practices. This artiles offers a different view by investigating how “tantric” ... More


Unorthodox Ownership and Governance Structures in Transitional East Asia

Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Vladimir Popov (eds)

in Transition and Institutions: The Experience of Gradual and Late Reformers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242184
eISBN:
9780191697043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242184.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the nature of the unorthodox ownership and governance structures in the transitional economies of East Asia. It begins by discussing the theoretical issues in innovative ... More


Healing with water: English spas and the water cure, 1840-1960

Jane M. Adams (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095696
eISBN:
9781781708439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095696.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Healing with water provides a medical and social history of English spas and hydropathic centres from 1840 to 1960. It argues that demand for treatment rather than leisure drove the development of a ... More


Craving Earth: Understanding Pica--the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk

Sera Young

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146098
eISBN:
9780231517898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146098.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book provides a portrait of pica, or non-food cravings, from earliest times to current times. It explains how humans have eaten earth, on purpose, for more than 2,300 years and that people also ... More


Killer of Sheep (1977)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Burnett’s most celebrated film, which was completed as an MFA thesis and became one of the first movies to be designated by the Library of Congress as a national treasure. Shot ... More


Unorthodox Prose Poetry: Ouyang Jianghe and Xi Chuan 非正统的中国散文诗:欧阳江河与西川‎

Nick Admussen

in Recite and Refuse: Contemporary Chinese Prose Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856526
eISBN:
9780824873011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856526.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter follows contemporary poets whose work exists in formal or generic relationship to prose poetry, but who reject or elude categorization as prose poets. The chapter looks first at the poem ... More


The theory and practice of the water cure

Jane M. Adams

in Healing with water: English spas and the water cure, 1840-1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095696
eISBN:
9781781708439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095696.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the changing theories put forward to explain the therapeutic effects of water and investigates how it was applied in various treatments. It discusses the routines and practices ... More


Theater and Funeral

Jeehee Hong

in Theater of the Dead: A Social Turn in Chinese Funerary Art, 1000-1400

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855376
eISBN:
9780824868680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855376.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The first mode of representing theatrical performances is characterized by the narrativity that integrated performances into a funerary process. The principal example is a depiction of a zaju ... More


Experimenting with Nature: José Ignacio Eyzaguirre’s General Confession and the Knowledge of the Body (1799–1804)

Martín Bowen Silva

in Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288140
eISBN:
9780520963184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288140.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents José Ignacio Eyzaguirre’s unorthodox erotic acts such as putting his penis in his mouth like a dog, placing a cigar on his member, and crafting a little bag to masturbate on. ... More


Did the Malaysian Capital Controls Work?

Ethan Kaplan and Dani Rodrik (eds)

in Preventing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184944
eISBN:
9780226185057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185057.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter presents a detailed empirical evaluation of Malaysia's unorthodox reaction to the currency upheaval of 1997–98. The Malaysian controls produced better results than the alternative in ... More


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