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Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Lee I. Levine.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Buildings; Sociology of Religion. 12034 words.

This article addresses three related, though not identical, academic fields of study that crystallized only in the twentieth century. Beforehand, it had generally been assumed, whether for...

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Creolization in the Investigation of Rock Art of the Colonial Era

Sam Challis.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art; Race and Ethnicity. 10241 words.

If the authorship of rock art by particular groups is assumed, the very object under study can unwittingly be falsely attributed. Our interpretations have largely failed to incorporate...

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Dramatic Ways of Being Religious

Larry D. Bouchard.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Sociology of Religion; Religious Studies. 9928 words.

The history of drama and performance often overlaps with histories of religious practice, belief, experience, and thought. This chapter surveys such histories and gives consideration to...

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Harrisson, Tom Harnett

Judith M. Heimann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Ornithology; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 2661 words.

Harrisson, Tom Harnett (1911–1976), ornithologist, museum curator, and co-founder of the Mass-Observation social survey project, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 26 September 1911,...

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Material Culture

John Kieschnick.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology of Religion; Religious Subjects in Art. 7110 words.

Attention to material culture reveals generally shared responses across cultures to size, light, and representations of the human form. Even without specific cultural knowledge, monumental...

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Past Images, Contemporary Practices

Leïla Baracchini and Julien Monney.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of Africa; History of Art; Race and Ethnicity. 11556 words.

The emergence in the early 1990s of two contemporary San art projects in Botswana and South Africa has immediately been related to San rock art. Researchers have since that deconstructed...

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Rock Art and Aesthetics

Thomas Heyd.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art; Race and Ethnicity. 12748 words.

Rock art constitutes a significant cultural testimony, providing insights into the visual imagery of lifeways that are fundamentally different from those of people today. The extant corpus...

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Rock Art as Cultural Expressions of Social Relationships and Kinship

Liam M. Brady, John J. Bradley and Amanda Kearney.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art; Race and Ethnicity. 10432 words.

This chapter examines rock art as cultural expressions of social relationships and kinship. More specifically, it considers the type(s) of relationships that exist or emerge in Indigenous...

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rugby league

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Sport and Leisure.

A thirteen-a-side game played with an oval ball, in which players run with the ball, pass it from hand to hand, and kick it towards an opponent's goalposts in order to score points by way...

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