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Introduction

Introduction  

Susan Ware

in American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393794
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.003.0001
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9780199328338
The Introduction explains how this VSI highlights the diversity of American women's experiences as continually shaped by factors such as race, class, religion, geographical location, age, ... More
7. Performative language

7. Performative language  

Jonathan Culler

in Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778384
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199691340.003.0007
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9780199691340
‘Performative language’ considers issues concerning the meaning and effects of language, identity and the nature of the subject. Performative utterances do not describe but perform the ... More
3. Gender and sexuality

3. Gender and sexuality  

Jo Labanyi

in Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191776939
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199208050.003.0004
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9780199208050
After the 1980s, the new discipline of gender studies has meant that the study of Spanish literature has changed considerably. This has resulted in the recovery of ‘forgotten’ women writers ... 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

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May 2008
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Sep 2013
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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
5. Predictive biometrics

5. Predictive biometrics  

Michael Fairhurst

in Biometrics: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191846731
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809104.003.0005
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9780198809104
Is there any reason why the data captured in a biometric system could not be used for other sorts of prediction too? ‘An introduction to predictive biometrics’ looks at how instead of ... More
4. Love, sex, gender, and philosophy

4. Love, sex, gender, and philosophy  

Julia Annas

in Plato: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775505
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802163.003.0004
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9780192802163
‘Love, sex, gender, and philosophy’ examines Plato's treatment of love as background to and possibly part of philosophy. Plato wrote in a society in which sexual and erotic relations ... More
4. Adam and Eve, Hijra, LGBTQs, and the shake-up of gender identities

4. Adam and Eve, Hijra, LGBTQs, and the shake-up of gender identities  

Florian Coulmas

in Identity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191867033
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828549.003.0004
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9780198828549
Like race, gender seems to be an immutable element of our identity, while in both cases natural and socio-cultural determinants interact. ‘Adam and Eve, Hijra, LGBTQs, and the shake-up of ... More
1. From the Greeks to Gladstone

1. From the Greeks to Gladstone  

Richard Toye

in Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778285
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10.1093/actrade/9780199651368.003.0002
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9780199651368
‘From the Greeks to Gladstone’ provides an overview of the history of rhetoric from classical times to the late nineteenth century. It begins with the Sophists in Athens in the fifth ... More
3. Who is at risk of depression?

3. Who is at risk of depression?  

Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott

in Depression: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780191785788
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199558650.003.0003
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9780199558650
One advantage of the more consistent application of diagnostic criteria for identifying individuals with a depressive disorder is that it allows national and international comparisons to be ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Mike Cronin

in Sport: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.003.0008
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9780199688340
Sport is a physical activity still enjoyed as a natural expression of athleticism and energy, in many different forms and settings, by millions of people around the globe. At the elite ... More
4. Men’s work, women’s work

4. Men’s work, women’s work  

Stephen Fineman

in Work: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778452
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.003.0004
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9780199699360
The Industrial Revolution provided women with more choices in the world of work. For a long time, however, women still regarded work as secondary. By the mid-19th century, these structures ... More
7. Panic disorder

7. Panic disorder  

Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman

in Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777486
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199567157.003.0007
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9780199567157
Panic is a common feature of all anxiety disorders, and other psychological problems too, but it takes centre stage in panic disorder where a person experiences recurrent, unexpected panic ... More
8. Where next for family law?

8. Where next for family law?  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779657
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0009
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9780199668526
‘Where next for family law?’ turns towards the future for family law as family life continues to go through many changes. The law is struggling to keep up with these changes. There are ... More
8. Sexual and romantic development, early parenthood, and emerging adulthood

8. Sexual and romantic development, early parenthood, and emerging adulthood  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
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9780191785245
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.003.0008
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9780199665563
‘Sexual and romantic development, early parenthood, and emerging adulthood’ explains that as adolescents start to become reproductively mature at puberty, interest in sexual behaviour and ... More
2. Sex, seed, and sin in the medieval world

2. Sex, seed, and sin in the medieval world  

John Waller

in Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
eISBN: 
9780191831706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.003.0002
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9780198790457
The decline of the Roman Empire led to a dramatic drop in trade and the loss of much ancient scholarship. Then, around ad 1000, advances in farming, transport, and finance and an improving ... More
4. Pain and civilization

4. Pain and civilization  

Rob Boddice

in Pain: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
eISBN: 
9780191801815
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.003.0005
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9780198738565
Pain in the modern period became a problem not because there was suddenly more of it, but because it became apparently pointless: it had no moral end. ‘Pain and civilization’ considers the ... More
8. Progress and possibility

8. Progress and possibility  

John Waller

in Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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9780191831706
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10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.003.0008
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9780198790457
After millennia of speculation, confusion, and belated progress geneticists are now able to explain how coils of DNA create the proteins out of which we are all formed; they can tell us ... More
7. Attitudes to caste, gender, and other faiths

7. Attitudes to caste, gender, and other faiths  

Eleanor Nesbitt

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

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191807633
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745570.003.0007
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9780198745570
The film Bend it Like Beckham (2002) illustrated effectively gender issues in the Sikh religion and how they are viewed in comparison to gender issues outside of Sikhism. ‘Attitudes to ... More
8. Minorities and sororities

8. Minorities and sororities  

Paul Bahn

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

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199657438
Since the 1970s, archaeologists (and anthropologists) have been faced with false accusations of racism, Eurocentrism, neocolonialism, grave-robbing, and male chauvinism. The archaeologist's ... More
American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction  

Susan Ware

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393794
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199328338
What does U.S. history look like with women at the center of the story? From Pocahantas to military women serving in the Iraq war, American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction ... More

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