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Lost in Translation? Civil Society, Faith-Based Organizations and the Negotiation of International Norms

Aaron P. Boesenecker and Leslie Vinjamuri.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

November 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 9481 words.

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The impact of civil society on transitional justice is complex in part because civil society is composed of a multitude of actors,...

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Seybert, Henry

Simon Baatz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Mineralogy and Gems. 709 words.

Seybert, Henry (23 December 1801–03 March 1883), scientist and philanthropist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Adam Seybert, a scientist, apothecary, and politician, and...

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Anti-Catholicism in the United States

Mark S. Massa.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US Cultural History; History of Religion. 11588 words.

Historian John Higham once referred to anti-Catholicism as “by far the oldest, and the most powerful of anti-foreign traditions” in North American intellectual and cultural history. But...

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Culture and the Senses

Kathryn Linn Geurts.

January 2003; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Anthropology. 330 pages.

This book investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana. It was discovered that the five-senses model has little...

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Parallax Zones

Paul Giles.

in Antipodean America

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literature. 20424 words.

This chapter considers how the antipodes operated as a realm of utopian fantasy for writers in the early eighteenth century, and how the satirical works of Benjamin Franklin rework this...

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Envoy

Jerrold E. Levy.

in In the Beginning

July 1998; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 6967 words.

This chapter considers the nature of religion and myth, and the reasons why most westerners view the so-called primitive religions as less coherent and perfect than the world's “great”...

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Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch

Doris J. Dyen.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 446 words.

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(b Chicago, Aug 19, 1903; d Aug 1, 1992). American ethnomusicologist. She studied at Bryn Mawr College (BA 1922, MA in art history 1928), concurrently receiving training in...

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Kremenliev, Boris

W. Thomas Marrocco.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 448 words.

(b Razlog, Bulgaria, May 23, 1911; d Los Angeles, April 25, 1988). American composer and ethnomusicologist. He came to the USA in 1929 and studied at DePaul University, Chicago (BM...

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On the Impossibilities of a Post-Racist America in the Obama Era

Karanja Keita Carroll.

in Race and the Obama Phenomenon

August 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7721 words.

This chapter interrogates the reality of racism and white supremacy in what some today refer to as “The Obama Era” and what others regard as evidence of a “Post-Racist America.” By...

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On the Impossibilities of a Post-Racist America in the Obama Era

Karanja Keita Carroll.

in Race and the Obama Phenomenon

September 2015; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 7688 words.

This chapter interrogates the reality of racism and white supremacy in what some today refer to as “The Obama Era” and what others regard as evidence of a “Post-Racist America.” By...

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Introduction

John McCumber.

in The Philosophy Scare

September 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 9477 words.

The Introduction addresses the investigation’s historical methodology, using concepts drawn from Michel Foucault’s accounts of external pressures on disciplinary dispositives and Thomas...

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Social Justice

Sridhar Venkatapuram.

in Public Health

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 7765 words.

Realizing social justice has always been a prominent concern of public health. From the initial founding of public health as a discipline, profession, and movement in the mid-19th century,...

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Part II Approaches, Ch.19 Moral Philosophy and International Law

Samantha Besson.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law

June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; International Law; Law. 21 pages. 9932 words.

This chapter offers a critical discussion of the origins, aims, and main contributions of moral philosophies of international law. Then, in moving beyond mere exposition, the chapter turns...

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The Shadow and the Act

Walton M. Muyumba.

July 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 228 pages.

Though often thought of as rivals, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Amiri Baraka shared a range of interests, especially a passion for music. Jazz, in particular, was a decisive influence...

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The Interplay of Law, Religion, and Politics in the United States

Derek H. Davis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Comparative Politics. 9387 words.

This article discusses law, religion, and politics in the United States. It looks at these issues within the following contexts; 1) separation of the church and state; 2) cooperation...

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‘The Divided West’: International Lawyers in Europe and America

Guglielmo Verdirame.

in European Journal of International Law

June 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public International Law. 15167 words.

It is well known that significant differences exist in international law scholarship between the United States and Europe. Even when they share a positive outlook on the role and future of...

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II Countries and Regions, 11 Latin America: Constitutions in Trouble

Roberto Gargarella.

in Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?

October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 14 pages. 5447 words.

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The Health of the State

Jonathan Vincent.

January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 312 pages.

The Health of the State is an interpretive cultural history that explores three phases of modern American war writing: the usable past of Civil War memory as it was employed in...

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Negative Emotions and Transitional Justice

Mihaela Mihai.

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 384 pages.

Vehement resentment and indignation are pervasive in societies emerging from dictatorship or civil conflict. How can institutions channel these emotions without undermining the prospects...

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Leslie, Charles Robert

Robert Wilson Torchia.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 742 words.

Leslie, Charles Robert (19 October 1794–05 May 1859), artist and author, was born in London, England, the son of Robert Leslie, a Philadelphia clock and watch store owner, and Lydia Baker;...

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