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1. The religious roots of feminism

1. The religious roots of feminism  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0002
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1. The religious roots of feminism
8. Name, sex, and religion

8. Name, sex, and religion  

John Edwards

in Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365920
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858613.003.0008
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9780199858613
8. Name, sex, and religion
10. Feminists across the world

10. Feminists across the world  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0011
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10. Feminists across the world
2. Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians

2. Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776137
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0003
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2. Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians By the time Marr penned his diatribe against the Jews in the 1870s, most of the elements of the modern concept of race were already in place. The idea that human biological characteristics such as skin colour, shape of nose, type of hair, and size of skull were associated with ingrained cultural and behavioural traits was well established. It was widely held that level of ability to use reason, capacity for ‘civilization’ and the arts, and tendencies towards sexual lasciviousness, for example, could all be read off from a study of
6. New racisms?

6. New racisms?  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776137
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6. New racisms? racist . However, even self-confessed racists appear to have as little agreement about how many races exist and how exactly they are to be differentiated from each other as the supporters of the concept of race in the past. This is simply because humanity cannot be divided into races. Racism without races? But if races do not really exist and have never existed, and few people now admit to being racist, what makes it possible for responsible researchers in the social sciences, journalists, politicians, and large numbers of ordinary citizens to claim that racism is still widespread
Introduction

Introduction  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775802
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0001
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2. Imperial revolution: embracing modernity

2. Imperial revolution: embracing modernity  

Christopher Goto-Jones

in Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777127
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10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0003
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9780199235698
2. Imperial revolution: embracing modernity
8. Etruscan religion

8. Etruscan religion  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779817
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0009
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8. Etruscan religion
Miracles: A Very Short Introduction

Miracles: A Very Short Introduction  

Yujin Nagasawa

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191809361
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747215.001.0001
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9780198747215
A Very Short Introduction
3. Dwelling and dwellings

3. Dwelling and dwellings  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0003
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3. Dwelling and dwellings What dwelling means introduced the idea of humans as dwellers on the Earth. The word ‘dwelling’ seems to capture as well as any the idea of abiding in or occupying a place somewhere which is thought of as home. And it has the merit of embracing the astonishing number of structures and methods for inhabiting the world that our species has creatively devised over time. Yet it is another paradox of our topic that the word ‘dwell’ has itself undergone a dramatic change in meaning while evolving to its modern usage. In Old English,
5. People, objects, and identity

5. People, objects, and identity  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0005
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5. People, objects, and identity Identity and home . A major focal point for the construction of self-identity is the home. Psychiatrist James Yandell offers the following insight:
6. Home politics

6. Home politics  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0006
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6. Home politics Politics as inescapable ). Specifically, politics refers to the processes and strategies people use to obtain what they want. It also concerns the outcomes and social structures that result and their influence, in turn, on shaping people’s everyday lives. Home politics affects anyone who lives with other people, because transforming a space into a home involves negotiations of various sorts. Wherever people live together, there is bound to be a regime for gaining power and advantage, or agreeing to share them. Sometimes the energies and structures that flow from these arrangements are evident to us, sometimes not.
5. Critique of modernity

5. Critique of modernity  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776816
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.003.0005
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9780192854575
5. Critique of modernity
8. Judaism today

8. Judaism today  

Norman Solomon

in Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191780035
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.003.0009
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9780199687350
8. Judaism today No religion has emerged unchanged into the 21st century. New scientific discoveries and historical criticism have kept alive questions raised since early modern times about the truth and ‘authenticity’ of sacred texts. Increasing secularization of government in the West has undermined the power of the religious leadership. Values have changed. The pursuit of equal and universal human rights, irrespective of race, colour, gender, or creed, is seen as important, while the pursuit of correct doctrine is perceived by most people as neither important nor achievable. Individual freedom to go your own way, even in sexual matters, provided
Introduction

Introduction  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780199394432
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0001
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Introduction
3. Ritual and society

3. Ritual and society  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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9780199394432
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0004
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3. Ritual and society
5. Definitions, types, domains

5. Definitions, types, domains  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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9780199394432
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5. Definitions, types, domains
IntroductionCatching cultures in high relief

Introduction: Catching cultures in high relief  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780190681418
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10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0001
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9780190681388
Introduction Catching cultures in high relief
6. A global phenomenon in the contemporary world

6. A global phenomenon in the contemporary world  

Stephen J. Davis

in Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191788321
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717645.003.0007
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9780198717645
6. A global phenomenon in the contemporary world
1. Racism and racists: some conundrums

1. Racism and racists: some conundrums  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
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9780191776137
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0002
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9780192805904
1. Racism and racists: some conundrums judenrein , or ‘clean of Jews’. The Nazis were in no doubt that Jews were a distinct race and posed a threat to the Aryan race to which authentic Germans supposedly belonged. With hindsight, it is possible to see that many of the dilemmas that have accompanied the proliferation of the notion of racism were present from the beginning. The idea that Jews were a distinct race was given currency by Nazi racial science. But before that, there was little consensus that Jews were a distinct race. Does that make it inappropriate to describe

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