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3. How are mathematical ideas disseminated?

3. How are mathematical ideas disseminated?  

Jacqueline Stedall

in The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778094
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199599684.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199599684
‘How are mathematical ideas disseminated?’ considers how mathematical ideas are passed from one person to another, from one culture to another, or from one generation to another. Reading ... More
4. Society

4. Society  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777059
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0005
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9780199230792
‘Society’ provides a survey of Scotland's population (its DNA origins, size, ethnic make-up), living standards, people, Highland and Lowland society, and the place of the Highlands in ... More
Introduction: comprehending Rastafari

Introduction: comprehending Rastafari  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777844
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0001
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9780199584529
What is the appeal of the Rastafari movement? Is it the anti-establishment impulse the Rastas have come to represent? To understand Rastafari we must understand that it arose partly from a ... More
6. ‘The head cornerstone’: Rastafari and Caribbean culture

6. ‘The head cornerstone’: Rastafari and Caribbean culture  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777844
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0007
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9780199584529
Rastafari came from humble beginnings, yet it was able to become a huge creative force influencing cultural production in Jamaica and beyond. The influence Rastafari has had on contemporary ... More
4. Rhetoric in the Modern World

4. Rhetoric in the Modern World  

Richard Toye

in Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199651368.003.0005
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9780199651368
‘Rhetoric in the modern world’ examines modern rhetorical phenomena using a case study of the rhetorical history of World War II. This illustrates how rhetoric intersects with technology ... More
4. The Villanovan revolution

4. The Villanovan revolution  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779817
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0005
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9780199547913
‘The Villanovan revolution’ examines this complex period of development, detailing its roots and impact on Etruscan society. This era is characterized by the creation of new sites and jumps ... More
7. Culture

7. Culture  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777059
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0008
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9780199230792
‘Culture’ examines the languages, festivals, art, architecture, literature, poetry, film, sport, and music of Scotland. What was the original language of Britain, when did Gaelic become the ... More
3. The human dimension: people in their places

3. The human dimension: people in their places  

John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert

in Geography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776946
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199211289.003.0003
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9780199211289
‘The human dimension: people in their places’ explores human geography. Human geography used to adhere to the theory of environmental determinism, but a number of paradigm shifts have since ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0001
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9780199943524
The ‘Introduction’ asks what is ritual? Is ritual useful? What are the various kinds of ritual? It suggests that to think about ritual is to reflect on human nature, sociality, and culture. ... More
1. Jesus – a universal icon

1. Jesus – a universal icon  

Richard Bauckham

in Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575275.003.0001
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9780199575275
Despite its decline in the West, Christianity continues to grow in other parts of the world, such as Africa and China. ‘Jesus — a universal icon ’ dispels the common misconception that ... More
5. Iran and the Iranians

5. Iran and the Iranians  

Ali M. Ansari

in Iran: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781315
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669349.003.0005
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9780199669349
‘Iran and the Iranians’ explains that to begin to understand Iran is to appreciate its history—real and mythological—to see how different influences have been woven into a complex tapestry ... More
8. Sapere aude: The exhaustion of theory and the promise of philosophy

8. Sapere aude: The exhaustion of theory and the promise of philosophy  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776373
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.003.0008
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9780192853592
‘Sapere aude: The exhaustion of theory and the promise of philosophy’ explains that current divisions in the study of philosophy are a consequence of professional self-descriptions which ... More
4. The culture of postmodernism

4. The culture of postmodernism  

Christopher Butler

in Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775550
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.003.0004
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9780192802392
‘The culture of postmodernism’ considers postmodernism in the fields of literature, music, art, and architecture. The postmodern fiction that involves an ontological uncertainty about the ... More
3. The living dead

3. The living dead  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775543
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0004
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9780192802354
Tragedy is full of ghosts. Ghosts in tragedy are invariably associated with judgement and retributive justice. ‘The living dead’ looks at why there are so many ghosts in tales of tragedy. A ... More
6. New racisms?

6. New racisms?  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776137
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0007
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chapter
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9780192805904
Few people now admit to racist feelings. But even those that might have problems agreeing on how many races there are and how they are to be differentiated from each other. If this ... More
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

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776137
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192805904
The concept of race long preceded the invention of the term. The idea that human biological characteristics such as skin colour, facial features, hair, and skull size were associated with ... More
Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

Decadence: A Very Short Introduction  

David Weir

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780190610258
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190610227
Decadence: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of the culture of decadence—the artistic expression of a conflicted sense of modernity—by tracing its origin in ... More
4. Migration and development

4. Migration and development  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815409
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198753773
‘Migration and development’ assesses the effect of migration on development in origin countries. The main benefit to origin nations is remittance of money back to migrants’ families. This ... More
1. Forests in human culture

1. Forests in human culture  

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Forests: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785306
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706175.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198706175
Forests have long had a strong hold on the collective conscience of humankind, conjuring various interpretations. These include forests as benign life-supporting habitats of great biotic ... More
8. Man and animal

8. Man and animal  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775796
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192803450
Derrida's work of deconstruction always challenged ‘the opposition of nature and culture, animality and humanity’, but it was in his discussion of ethics and politics that the question of ... More

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