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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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chapter
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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
12. Etruscology: Its Origins and Development

12. Etruscology: Its Origins and Development  

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/9780199547913.003.0013
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chapter
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9780199547913
‘Etruscology: Its Origins and Development’ examines the scholarly study of the Etruscans and how we first became interested in this small race of people. It happened in the twelfth century ... More
2. The Coming of War

2. The Coming of War  

Michael Howard

in The First World War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776878
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199205592.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199205592
Although the Balkan crisis differed little from those that had preceded it, Austria–Hungary was determined to use it to permanently crush the Serbian threat. ‘The Coming of War’ ... More
2. Migration

2. Migration  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365913
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199858583
‘Migration’ looks at the movement of peoples across the globe from a diasporic point of view. When applied to migration, the term diaspora tends to homogenize the experiences of large ... 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
7. Racist identities: ambivalence, contradiction, and commitment

7. Racist identities: ambivalence, contradiction, and commitment  

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/9780192805904.003.0008
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chapter
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9780192805904
People are often accused of using racialized language but this is not the same as being called a racist. What constitutes an identity? An individual or group identity is only partly a ... 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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chapter
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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
Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

Eugenics: A Very Short introduction  

Philippa Levine

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780199385935
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199385904.001.0001
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book
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9780199385904
The word “eugenics” was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction ... More
2. Eugenic intelligence

2. Eugenic intelligence  

Philippa Levine

in Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780199385935
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199385904.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199385904
Nothing was more important for eugenicists than intelligence. A means to measure intelligence and identify feeble-mindedness was central to the policies that eugenics promoted. ‘Eugenic ... More
3. Given or constructed? Identity in cultural anthropology

3. Given or constructed? Identity in cultural anthropology  

Florian Coulmas

in Identity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
eISBN: 
9780191867033
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198828549.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198828549
‘Who are we?’ is just as tricky a question as ‘Who am I?’ Humanity is one, but at the same time divided into multiple groups. Humans exhibit many variations, notably race, language, and ... More
9. ‘They don’t speak our language’identity in linguistics

9. ‘They don’t speak our language’: identity in linguistics  

Florian Coulmas

in Identity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
eISBN: 
9780191867033
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198828549.003.0009
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9780198828549
‘ “They don’t speak our language”: identity in linguistics’ considers the relationship between language and identity. For individuals and groups, language has instrumental and symbolic ... More
3. Connections

3. Connections  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365913
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199858583
‘Connections’ examines how exile and alienation have unified diasporic groups throughout the world. Babylon, synonymous with ancient greatness, remains a byword for Jewish exile and sorrow ... More
6. The future of diaspora

6. The future of diaspora  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365913
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199858583
‘The future of diaspora’ looks at what diaspora could mean in the years to come. When used by scholars, diaspora can homogenize a group or accentuate their differences. The term must be ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199899395
This introduction outlines some of the main topics in the history of American foreign relations. It explains the importance of seven key themes—moral values; a belief in expansion and ... More
7. Race, ecumenism, and politics

7. Race, ecumenism, and politics  

William K. Kay

in Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777677
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575152.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199575152
‘Race, ecumenism, and politics’ considers how race, politics, and religious broadcasting have historically shaped the organizational principles of Pentecostalism. Where there is sufficient ... More
4. Genes as markers

4. Genes as markers  

Jonathan Slack

in Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676507.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199676507
‘Genes as markers’ shows that most genetic variation does not affect gene function or activity, but it is still of enormous interest. Notably it enables the identification of individual ... More
6. Critical legal theory

6. Critical legal theory  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779664
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199687008
‘Critical legal theory’ examines how critical thought repudiates what is taken to be the natural order of things, be it patriarchy (in the case of feminist jurisprudence), the conception of ... More
Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

Heredity: A Very Short Introduction  

John Waller

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
eISBN: 
9780191831706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.001.0001
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book
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9780198790457
The idea of heredity—that qualities of body and mind are somehow inherited from one’s parents—has profoundly shaped many aspects of the human experience: from our attempts to understand ... 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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chapter
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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

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
eISBN: 
9780191801815
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
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

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