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7. Conclusion

7. Conclusion  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0007
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Towards the end of the last century, it was thought that politics and religion were drifting part. Political theorists believed that in different ways, secularization was intergral to ... More
4. The moving eye

4. The moving eye  

Michael Land

in The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779961
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10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.003.0004
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9780199680306
Why does our eye movement system not allow gaze to move continuously? ‘The moving eye’ describes how information is taken in during fixations and how saccades move the eyes as fast as ... More
5. To Coin a PhraseE Pluribus Unum As Ideal and Dilemma

5. To Coin a Phrase: E Pluribus Unum As Ideal and Dilemma  

Timothy Beal

in Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365593
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10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.003.0006
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‘To Coin a Phrase’ considers how to respond to the replacement of shared commitment to a generic Christian moral orientation by a proliferation of individual and collective religious ... More
5. Colonialism in Africa

5. Colonialism in Africa  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0005
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9780192802484
The period of colonial rule in Africa came late and did not last very long. Africa was conquered by European imperial powers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By the 1960s, it was ... More
7. Memory and forgetting, past and present

7. Memory and forgetting, past and present  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0007
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The notion of African history is only just over half a century old. Before then there was little or no scholarly engagement in the history of the continent. ‘Memory and forgetting, past and ... More
Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Malise Ruthven

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.001.0001
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Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction investigates its historical, social, religious, political, and ideological roots, and tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding ... More
3. The snares of literalism

3. The snares of literalism  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0003
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A significant element of fundamentalism is a literal reading of the texts fundamentalists revere. At the extreme end, literalism means that the exact wording of a text carries the whole ... More
4. Controlling women

4. Controlling women  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0004
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Several recent studies have suggested that sex, specifically the control of female sexuality, looms large in fundamentalist language. ‘Controlling women’ looks at gender issues in ... More
2. Sleep Generation And Regulation – a Framework

2. Sleep Generation And Regulation – a Framework  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

in Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777912
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10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.003.0002
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9780199587858
We know a lot about what happens to the brain and body during sleep thanks to technologies for measuring electronic activity patterns across the brain. There are two distinct types of ... More
Introduction. what is environmental politics?

Introduction. what is environmental politics?  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.003.0001
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9780199665570
The Introduction outlines the structure of this VSI. It begins by looking at the origins of environmental concern and asks why we should care about the environment at all. It considers the ... More
3. Movements, parties, policies

3. Movements, parties, policies  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.003.0004
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‘Movements, parties, policies’ explains the ‘machinery’ of environmental politics—the movement that nurtures and expresses the politics, the parties that are the electoral vehicles for ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.003.0002
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Humans have been part of the Earth’s history for a very short time, but our impact on the world around us has been considerable. The two major moments of accelerations of human impact were ... More
5. Internal upsurge: movements and stars

5. Internal upsurge: movements and stars  

Mark Slobin

in Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365753
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10.1093/actrade/9780195395020.003.0005
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‘Internal upsurge: movements and stars’ describes the formation of folk music movements and the birth of folk music stars. Folk music can organize into and around collective movements, for ... More
Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction  

Timothy Beal

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365593
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.001.0001
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Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of the history of religion in America, from Native American traditions to the present day. Religion in ... More
1. Local LandscapesExploring the Neighborhood

1. Local Landscapes: Exploring the Neighborhood  

Timothy Beal

in Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365593
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10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.003.0002
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‘Local Landscapes’ contends that religion lives and thrives in particular places, cultures, and people and questions whether there is even such a thing as religion in general. Nevertheless, ... More
IntroductionOne Sunday Morning

Introduction: One Sunday Morning  

Timothy Beal

in Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.003.0001
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As I begin writing this introduction to a very short introduction to religion in America, it’s Sunday morning and I’m sitting in a fine example of a very American institution, the breakfast ... More
2. The Big PictureReligion in America by the Numbers, and Then Some

2. The Big Picture: Religion in America by the Numbers, and Then Some  

Timothy Beal

in Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365593
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10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.003.0003
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‘The Big Picture’ discusses the challenges in measuring religious diversity in America. It is difficult to find reliable population statistics and there is no universal objective standard ... More
2. Perceptual theories—direct, indirect, and computational

2. Perceptual theories—direct, indirect, and computational  

Brian Rogers

in Perception: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191833410
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10.1093/actrade/9780198791003.003.0002
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9780198791003
‘Perceptual theories—direct, indirect, and computational’ considers three different conceptions of what it means to perceive and the processes involved in each theory. The origins of ... More
Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction

Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Slobin

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365753
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195395020.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195395020
Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction explores a remarkably diverse musical genre. It considers folk musical traditions from across the globe, everything from music to ... More
African History: A Very Short Introduction

African History: A Very Short Introduction  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775567
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192802484
African History: A Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented by examining the unity and diversity of ... More

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