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Accommodation Fetishism

Abstract Since their introduction into English in the mid-sixteenth Century, accommodations have registered weighty concepts in religious, economic, and political discourse: they represented the process by which divine principles could be adapted to human understanding, the non-interest property loans that were the bedrock of Christian neighborliness, and a political accord that would satisfy all warring factions. These important ideas, however, give way to misdirection, mutation, and suspicion that can all be traced back to the word accommodation in some way—the word itself suggests ambiguous or shared agency and constitutes a blank form that might be overwritten with questionable values or content. This dissertation examines the semantic range and... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Ackerman, Heather M. (Author) / Hawkes, David (Advisor) / Fox, Cora (Committee member) / Ryner, Bradley D. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Literature / accommodation / economic history / factish / fetishism / idolatry / religious translation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 183 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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