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Zoya Tarasova

Sakha epic songs, collectively called olongkho, embody the Sakha people's religious and mythological traditions. The olongkhos recount fascinating and dramatic connections between humans and deities, and portray ancient Sakha rituals. This article examines the roles of female characters in the epic "N'urgun Bootur the Swift," recorded by Platon Oiunskii. Female roles in this epic include goddesses, female shamans (udaghan), abducted beauties (bride or sister of the hero), and female warriors. The article compares these roles to the historical image of women in past and present Sakha culture, and interprets the underlying message of the olongkho for today's generation.

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Stephan Dudeck

, though, even if the book reflects the harsh social reality of indigenous communities in today’s Russia and the United States. The texts revolve less around common problems than around the philosophical and ontological unity that links both poets and the

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Dana Masad

fictional representations. Image of Victory , however, which focuses on the historical story and its cinematic representation, undermines and challenges such distinction. There appears to be a clear differentiation between the two ontological dimensions of

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Human–Animal Relationships in the Middle East

Marjan Mashkour and Anahita Grisoni

diversity of local ‘material cultures’ ( Warnier 1999 ), regarding details in domestication, breeding, training or exploitation practices. Those ‘material cultures’ and representations can be considered part of a specific Middle Eastern ‘nature ontology

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Selin Çağatay, Olesya Khromeychuk, Stanimir Panayotov, Zlatina Bogdanova, Margarita Karamihova, and Angelina Vacheva

materialism and new (speculative) realism. On the one hand, if the Real is constituent of an ontology of subjectivity and its manifestation and givenness in the world, then on the other hand, how would the politics of a realist ontology of subjectivity defy

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Two Patterns of Modernization

An Analysis of the Ethnic Issue in Israel

Shlomo Fischer

traditional Jewish collective encompassed religious aspects, but it also included a key primordial dimension ( Eisenstadt 1980 ). Accordingly, the essential ontological identity of the individual stemmed from being part of the Jewish people ( Fischer 1993

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Livestock Dung Use in Steppe Pastoralism

Renewable Resources, Care, and Respect for Sentient Nonhumans

Victoria Soyan Peemot

practices are aimed at keeping in balance relationships with landscapes which, in Inner Asian ontologies, are approached as sentient superordinate nonhuman beings often personified as “a master of land” or cher eezi . In winter, the herders of Ak

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Mobility and Infrastructure in the Russian Arctic

Das Sein bestimmt das Bewusstsein?

Nikolai Vakhtin

-First Century . London : Routledge . Viveiros de Castro , Eduardo . 2004 . “ The Transformation of Objects into Subjects in Amerindian Ontologies .” Common Knowledge 10 ( 3 ): 463 – 485 . 10.1215/0961754X-10-3-463

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The Missing Policing

The Absent Concept of Policing and Its Substitutes in Israeli Military Doctrine

Ofra Ben-Ishai

institutional legitimacy ( Ben-Ishai 2018 ). A previous study found that M constructed the doctrine by incorporating principles of material and symbolic asset allocation within classical ontological military categories ( Ben-Ishai 2018 ). Following these

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Reflecting the “Field”

Two Vepsian Villages and three Researchers

Laura Siragusa and Madis Arukask

villagers since this could enable them to record linguistic samples, to get a better understanding of the native ontology, and to be depicted as non-Russians. Peterson understood Vepsian to some degree; however, during his expeditions he generally spoke