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8. Name, sex, and religion

8. Name, sex, and religion  

John Edwards

in Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365920
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858613.003.0008
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9780199858613
‘Name, sex, and religion’ argues that name, religion, and gender are three of the most important features of individual and group distinctiveness — and when they are linked with language, ... More
1. The religious roots of feminism

1. The religious roots of feminism  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776106
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0002
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9780192805102
Some of the first European women to speak out for women's rights did so within a religious framework, and in religious terms. ‘The religious roots of feminism’ looks at these women and ... More
8. Etruscan religion

8. Etruscan religion  

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/9780199547913.003.0009
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9780199547913
‘Etruscan religion’ aims to shed light on the apparent ‘mysterious origins’ of Etruscan religious practices. Evidence of sanctuaries and temples shows lavish architecture expenditure from ... 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
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9780191777127
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0003
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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
3. Ritual and society

3. Ritual and society  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0004
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9780199943524
What does ritual do? Sociological and anthropological theory of the first half of the twentieth century proposes that ritual—secular or sacred—binds groups together, ensuring their ... 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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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
5. Definitions, types, domains

5. Definitions, types, domains  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0006
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9780199943524
The word “ritual” is used in three different, though related, ways. First, ritual is conceived as a kind of action. Second, ritual is a cultural domain, arena, stage, or field, in and out ... More
8. Judaism today

8. Judaism today  

Norman Solomon

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

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.003.0009
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9780199687350
No religion has emerged unchanged into the 21st century. Increasing secularization of Western governments has undermined the power of religious leadership and people’s values have changed. ... More
5. People, objects, and identity

5. People, objects, and identity  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0005
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9780198747239
‘People, objects, and identity’ considers how the home is a major focus in the construction of self-identity and how people carve out home space even within institutions. It suggests that a ... More
3. Dwelling and dwellings

3. Dwelling and dwellings  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0003
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9780198747239
Dwelling is both an activity and a location in which that activity takes place. ‘Dwelling and dwellings’ considers some of the many types of abodes in which dwelling has occurred or does so ... More
6. Home politics

6. Home politics  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191809385
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0006
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9780198747239
Home politics affects anyone who lives with other people, because transforming a space into a home involves negotiations of various sorts. Wherever people live together, there is bound to ... More
10. Feminists across the world

10. Feminists across the world  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776106
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0011
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9780192805102
‘Feminists across the world’ looks at the concept and reality of ‘Sisterhood’. Feminism has been dominated by Western white middle-class women and is open to the charge that it has not ... 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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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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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
Introduction

Introduction  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0001
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9780192803467
Mythology played a huge part in Egyptian culture. People and events from myth permeate Egyptian art, architecture, and literature. Myths figured highly in many of the rituals performed by ... More
IntroductionCatching cultures in high relief

Introduction: Catching cultures in high relief  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780190681418
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10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0001
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9780190681388
Although the biological facts of being a child have remained largely the same, philosophers and theologians, reformers and policymakers, educators and scholars have, over the last few ... More
Miracles: A Very Short Introduction

Miracles: A Very Short Introduction  

Yujin Nagasawa

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191809361
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747215.001.0001
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book
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9780198747215
What exactly is a miracle? What types of miracles are believed in the world’s great religions? What do recent scientific findings tell us about miracles? Can we rationally believe that ... 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
1. A remarkable fact

1. A remarkable fact  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199590605
Today, we can expect to live decades longer than any generation before us. Dire poverty and many forms of oppression are on the decline. So we should be at our happiest. ‘A remarkable fact’ ... More
Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction  

Jolyon Mitchell

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777882
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199585236
Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction provides a historical analysis of the concept of martyrdom to shed light on how it has evolved and the different ways in which it is used ... More

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