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Ornithology Comes to Southern Africa, 1700–1900

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter describes biology, including ornithology, through the hierarchies of Carl Von Linne (Linnaeus), and in relation to African vernacular traditions. Linnaeus' classificatory science moved ... More


Authority in Vernacular Traditions and Ornithology

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter provides a broad overview of the relations between scientific authority and white racial prejudice around the turn of the twentieth century. The interplay of these two characteristics of ... More


Infidel Lyric: The Rhymes of the Canting Crew

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on a particular genre in the vernacular tradition of poetry: songs written in the jargon of the criminal underworld. As a literary phenomenon, the inscrutability of this jargon ... More


African Vernacular Birding Traditions

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter seeks to establish that birds were materially present in African societies, that they held robust meanings across regions, and that the status of the man who knew animals—including ... More


Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve

Eleanor Johnson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015842
eISBN:
9780226015989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015989.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Literary scholars often avoid the category of the aesthetic in discussions of ethics, believing that purely aesthetic judgments can vitiate analyses of a literary work's sociopolitical heft and ... More


Songbook: How Lyrics Became Poetry in Medieval Europe

Marisa Galvez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226280516
eISBN:
9780226280523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280523.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Today we usually think of a book of poems as composed by a poet, rather than assembled or adapted by a network of poets and readers. But the earliest European vernacular poetries challenge these ... More


The Respectability of Museum Work

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter looks at the life of Saul Sithole, who had no evident background in vernacular birding traditions. He was a South African museum preparator whose work was dictated by segregation, yet ... More


Human Rights and Political Toleration in India: Multiplicity, Self, and Interconnectedness1

Ashwani Peetush

in Human Rights: India and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199453528
eISBN:
9780199085361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453528.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Toleration and respect for differences is central to issues of justice and human rights. This chapter explores the ideal of toleration in Indian traditions. Political toleration is commonly thought ... More


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