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Bell [née Olliffe], Florence Eveleen Eleanore, Lady Bell

Angela V. John.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Literature. 1353 words.

Bell [née Olliffe], Florence Eveleen Eleanore, Lady Bell (1851–1930), author, social investigator, and playwright, was born on 9 September 1851 at 2 rue St Florentin, Paris, the youngest of...

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carnivalesque

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

Mikhail Bakhtin, a Russian linguist and literary critic writing in the first half of the 20th century, used this term to characterize writing that depicts the de-stabilization or reversal...

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Finn [née McCaul], Elizabeth Ann

Deborah Manley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Migration Studies; Literature. 727 words.

Finn [née McCaul], Elizabeth Ann (1825–1921), author and supporter of Jewish settlement in Palestine, was born on 14 March 1825 in Warsaw, the eldest child of the Hebrew scholar the Revd...

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Friedrich Ludwig Jahn

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(1778–1852)

A German Prussian gymnastics educator, the inventor of Turnen, who allied a belief in the benefits of physical exercise to a creed of collective nationalism. Widely...

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function

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Although the use of the concepts of function and functionalism is usually associated with the work of Talcott Parsons in modern sociology, there is a long tradition of functional...

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futurology

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

The activity of predicting the state of the world at some future time, by extrapolating from present trends. Mainly a pseudo-science, given the complexities of social, political, economic,...

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Greeley, Andrew Moran

Leslie Woodcock Tentler.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology; Education; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1170 words.

Greeley, Andrew Moran (05 February 1928–29 May 2013), Catholic priest, sociologist, popular theologian, and novelist, was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Andrew T. Greeley, a...

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Homans, George Caspar

Alan Sica.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Sociology; Education; History. 1280 words.

Homans, George Caspar (11 August 1910–29 May 1989), sociologist, historian, and poet, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Robert Homans, an attorney, and Abigail Adams, a...

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Johan Huizinga

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(1872–1945)

A Dutch historian and pioneer of modern forms of cultural history. Huizinga's Homo Ludens—A Study of the Play Element in Culture (1938, English translation 1949) is a...

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Karl Renner

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(1870–1950)

Along with Hilferding he was a leading figure in Austro-Marxism. He represented the Socialists in the Austrian parliament and became Chancellor and Minister of Finance...

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