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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
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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
1. The modernist work

1. The modernist work  

Christopher Butler

in Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775963
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804419.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192804419
‘The modernist work’ examines the nature of modernism by looking at a novel (James Joyce's Ulysses), a painting (Fernand Léger's La Ville [The City]), and a musical work (Kurt Weill's The ... More
10. Fascism and us

10. Fascism and us  

Kevin Passmore

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

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779848
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199685363.003.0010
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chapter
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9780199685363
‘Fascism and us’ considers whether fascism was a futile attempt to restore ‘traditional’ society, or helped, perhaps inadvertently, to bring into being the ‘modern’ world. Fascism is a ... More
5. Critique of modernity

5. Critique of modernity  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776816
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.003.0005
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9780192854575
‘Critique of modernity’ explains how, for Gandhi, modern civilization neglected the soul, privileged the body, misunderstood the nature and limits of reason, and had no appreciation of the ... More
2. Imperial revolution: embracing modernity

2. Imperial revolution: embracing modernity  

Christopher Goto-Jones

in Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777127
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199235698
‘Imperial revolution: embracing modernity’ shows how Japan endeavoured to transform itself into a modern, imperial nation in the second half of the 19th century. Japan needed to modernize ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Véronique Mottier

in Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777196
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199298020.003.0001
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9780199298020
In the modern world, there is no escape from sex: we are bombarded by role models and advice on intimate relationships. Sexual imagery sells and it is now everywhere. The Introduction looks ... More
1. Pilgrimage around the world

1. Pilgrimage around the world  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191787577
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0001
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9780198718222
Pilgrimage is a global human phenomenon spanning cultures, religions, and continents. Some pilgrimage centres attract millions of pilgrims each year creating an important ‘spiritual ... More
2. Forms, themes, and meanings

2. Forms, themes, and meanings  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191787577
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0002
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‘Forms, themes, and meanings’ considers what is meant by ‘pilgrimage’. Pilgrimage incorporates three main elements: travel and movement; veneration in some form; and a special place or ... More
3. More than miracles

3. More than miracles  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191787577
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0003
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9780198718222
While miraculous tales, apparitions, associations with religious leaders, the claimed presence of deities, and striking geographical features may all be important elements in pilgrimage, ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Anna Cento Bull

in Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726517.003.0001
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9780198726517
The ‘Introduction’ outlines the aims of this volume. It explores the country’s difficulties in developing and disseminating strong and credible national visions for a domestic and ... More
Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction  

Bhikhu Parekh

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776816
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192854575
Gandhi was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he ... More
3. Peace in modernity

3. Peace in modernity  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191788642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199656004
‘Peace in modernity’ looks at peace in the 20th century and describes how it has shaped the views we have of peace today. The 20th-century international system was based on states, laws, ... More
5. What sociology is not

5. What sociology is not  

Steve Bruce

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

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191861826
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198822967.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198822967
‘What sociology is not’ considers how sociology should differ from related and apparently similar enterprises. Although sociology owes much to reformers and many sociologists derive their ... More
1. Metaphors of reading

1. Metaphors of reading  

Ben Hutchinson

in Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844911
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198807278.003.0001
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9780198807278
‘Metaphors of reading’ asks—What is comparative literature? How does it differ from literature? And why and how does one become a comparatist? Almost every comparatist has a different idea ... More
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Gerber

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195331783
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction examines the many legal efforts to curb immigration and to define who is and is not an American. It looks at immigration from ... More
4. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1820–1924

4. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1820–1924  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0005
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chapter
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9780195331783
How did immigration and resettlement affect the people within the massive migration cohorts? The processes of mass international migration happened within the historical context of the ... More
3. Removing barriers and debating consequences in the mid-twentieth century

3. Removing barriers and debating consequences in the mid-twentieth century  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0004
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chapter
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9780195331783
World War II saw the beginning of a process of rethinking American immigration and naturalization. The United States had an international image problem to deal with. ‘Removing barriers and ... More
5. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1965 to the present

5. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1965 to the present  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0006
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chapter
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9780195331783
The 1970s saw for the United States a new wave of immigration. In 2005, the United States was the largest recipient of international migrants. ‘Mass population movements and resettlement, ... More
4. Practices, motives, and experiences

4. Practices, motives, and experiences  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191787577
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198718222
‘Practices, motives, and experiences’ considers why people undertake pilgrimages, the ways that they shape and perform them, and how the journeys affect them. It shows that pilgrimage is ... More
6. Secular sites and contemporary developments

6. Secular sites and contemporary developments  

Ian Reader

in Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
Published Online: 
Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191787577
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718222.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198718222
If pilgrimage is found almost universally across religious traditions, it has also, in modern contexts, become widely associated with places that have no specific religious affiliations or ... More

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