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Science and World Culture

Lawrence A. Scaff

in Max Weber in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147796
eISBN:
9781400836710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines Max Weber's views on science and world culture by focusing on his lecture at the Congress of Arts and Science held in September 1904 in St. Louis, Missouri. The St. Louis ... More


Introduction

Rayna Denison, Rachel Mizsei-Ward, and Derek Johnston

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This introduction argues that superheroes are now a global phenomenon. While connections between the USA and superheroes persist in discussions of the superhero in contemporary culture, many local ... More


Final Words

Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter

in La Meri and Her Life in Dance: Performing the World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066097
eISBN:
9780813058320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066097.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins with an overview of La Meri’s life and career and her contribution to the spread of knowledge about different cultures around the world, including world dance and culture. It then ... More


Aby Warburg and the Secularization of the Image

Michael P. Steinberg and Yaron Ezrahi

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter draws attention to the anthropological imagination of Aby Warburg, the great student of world culture and comparative mythology whose “Warburg Library,” founded in Hamburg, served as the ... More


An American Angle of Vision, Part 2

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226627
eISBN:
9780823235704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226627.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents an essay on the impact of cultural formulations on the intellectual sector in America. It suggests that with all the massive cultural reformulations ... More


Nostalgia for World Culture

in Poetry & Translation: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312182
eISBN:
9781846315534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315534.006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the larger ramifications of poetry and translation in relation to world literature. It discusses Nadezhda Mandelstam's nostalgia for world culture and Johann Wolfgang von ... More


Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 2: The Americas and Europe

Michael J. Pfeifer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041389
eISBN:
9780252099984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041389.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The word lynching is most likely American in origin, but the practice of lynching, defined by scholars as extralegal group assault and/or murder motivated by social control concerns, can be found in ... More


Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 1: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

Michael Pfeifer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040801
eISBN:
9780252099304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040801.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The word lynching is most likely American in origin, but the practice of lynching, defined by scholars as extralegal group assault and/or murder motivated by social control concerns, can be found in ... More


Consuming High Culture: Allusion and Structure in “The Dead”

Thomas Jackson Rice

in Cannibal Joyce

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032191
eISBN:
9780813038810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032191.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on how James Joyce consumes the body of world literary culture to nourish his own works wherein although his works were often cast in the metaphor of cannibalism they remained ... More


Conclusion: Empire and the Western Canon

Gauri Viswanathan

in Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171694
eISBN:
9780231539579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171694.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter discusses how the emergence of the discipline of English in colonial India, its origin within strategies of sociopolitical control, gave rise to fresh inquiry into possible ... More


Acculturation of States: The Empirical Record

Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks

in Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199300990
eISBN:
9780199367610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199300990.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes and analyzes empirical evidence suggesting acculturation-driven influence of states. Evidence is considered from several substantive domains—including, most centrally, ... More


The Tributary Mode of Production and Justifying Ideologies: Evaluating the Wolf-Trigger Hypothesis

Robert M. Rosenswig

in Modes of Production and Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054308
eISBN:
9780813053035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054308.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In his definition of the tributary mode of production, Eric Wolf proposes that those societies that extract economic surplus through political means generate religious models of the cosmos where ... More


Wangechi Mutu’s Family Tree (2013)1

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0021
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines the hybrid, cyborgian identity that Wangechi Mutu constantly reinvents in her art througth an analysis of Family Tree. Mutu's collage and installation work delivers visual ... More


On the Tragedies and Comedies of the New World Faulkner

George B. Handley

in Global Faulkner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732115
eISBN:
9781604733549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732115.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that the global Faulkner calls for a new kind of reader who abandons the regional and national models of literature and instead probes Faulkner’s relevance to New World cultures. ... More


Faulkner and the World Culture of the Global South

Ramón Saldívar

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores the relationship between William Faulkner and the world culture of the “global South.” It begins by discussing the relevance of a trans-American context to many of Faulkner's ... More


The Quest for Universalism

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The ubiquitous global call for ‘social security for all’ reflects the world cultural principle of universalism, which is the ultimate background of the global spread of social cash transfers to the ... More


Modernization, World System, and Clash of Civilization Perspectives in Lay Views of the Development–Morality Nexus in the United States and the Middle East

Arland Thornton, Kathryn M. Yount, Linda Young-DeMarco, and Mansoor Moaddel

in Values, Political Action, and Change in the Middle East and the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190269098
eISBN:
9780190633929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269098.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the relationship between laypeople’s perceptions of national development and morality. The authors studied whether people perceive national development and morality as ... More


Acculturation of States: The Theoretical Model

Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks

in Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199300990
eISBN:
9780199367610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199300990.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the question whether socialization occurs in any meaningful sense on a global level—and whether there is any evidence suggesting that state policies and practices reflect ... More


The Monster’s Place

Robert Horton

in Frankenstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167437
eISBN:
9780231850568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167437.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter discusses the more contemporary permutations of the Frankenstein story (and its monster) in various films, spin-offs, and even merchandise. The 1931 film known as Frankenstein ... More


Interdisciplinary Initiatives at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century; or, Institutions Designed to Foster Interdisciplinary Research

John H. Aldrich

in Interdisciplinarity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199331345
eISBN:
9780190208998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331345.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Most of the literature reflects an assumption that most interesting or influential interdisciplinary research is connected to education and takes place in universities. This chapter raises the ... More


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