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Freed from Sadness and Fear

Politics, COVID-19, and the New Germany

Michael Meng and Adam R. Seipp

This article argues that we are witnessing the possible emergence of a Germany confident in the strength of its rational and democratic approach to governance. Thinking about this development through Baruch Spinoza’s insights into the centrality of reason to democracy, we suggest that Germany has responded to its past in a salutary manner by building a rational and responsible democracy. Few recent events illustrate this transformation more clearly than Germany’s reaction to the covid-19 pandemic.

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Transfers at a Crossroads

An Anthropological Perspective

Noel B. Salazar

Belgium in the 1990s, students were still expected to read philosophical texts in French, English, and German—and, I can assure you, reading Heidegger in German was maybe not much fun at first, but it taught me a lot about German culture and society. But

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Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities in the Time of Coronavirus

Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

asked. What might it mean that women leaders were more effective in managing the crisis? Recognizing, of course, that these leaders come from diverse countries, such as Germany, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Taiwan, and New Zealand

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“Text-as-Means” versus “Text-as-End-in-Itself”

Some Reasons Why Literary Scholars Have Been Slow to Hop on the Mobilities Bus

Lynne Pearce

Mobility Studies through the Lens of Transmodality, Transnationalism, and Transdisciplinarity,” this issue. 2 Ibid. 3 Sasha Disko, “The World Is My Domain: Technology, Gender and Orientalism in German Interwar Motorised Literature,” Transfers 1, no. 1

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Sheila K. Hoffman

), Seoul, South Korea; 1 The Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany; 2 The Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis (MASP), Chateaubriand, Brazil; 3 and the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City. 4 If you have never visited or have and are looking for the

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A Decade of New Mobility Studies through the Lens of Transmodality, Transnationalism, and Transdisciplinarity

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from Australia and Heike Weber from Germany were present in Wales as well, helping us to cement a form of interdisciplinarity that included media studies as well as settler colonialism. 6 Colin Divall, who had incited transport historians to undertake

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Museums in the Pandemic

A Survey of Responses on the Current Crisis

Joanna Cobley, David Gaimster, Stephanie So, Ken Gorbey, Ken Arnold, Dominique Poulot, Bruno Brulon Soares, Nuala Morse, Laura Osorio Sunnucks, María de las Mercedes Martínez Milantchí, Alberto Serrano, Erica Lehrer, Shelley Ruth Butler, Nicky Levell, Anthony Shelton, Da (Linda) Kong, and Mingyuan Jiang

that “the influenza pandemic had its origins in the devilish ingenuity of the Germans … [who then gave the germ] added virulence” ( Evening Post 1918 ). While theoretically possible, this form of fake news serves to fuel public fear by creating the