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Interruptions: Challenges and Innovations in Exhibition-Making

The Second World Museologies Workshop, National Museum of Ethnology (MINPAKU), Osaka, December 2019

Laura Osorio Sunnucks, Nicola Levell, Anthony Shelton, Motoi Suzuki, Gwyneira Isaac, and Diana E. Marsh

Enlightenment-derived legitimating conventions ( Lyotard 1984 ). While many scholars in critical museology and other branches of the social sciences and humanities acknowledge that knowledge is neither transcendental nor universal, but carefully controlled

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“The 1990s Wasn't Just a Time of Bandits; We Feminists Were Also Making Mischief!”

Celebrating Twenty Years of Feminist Enlightenment Projects in Tver’

Julie Hemment and Valentina Uspenskaya

Hemment, her US-based feminist anthropologist colleague, mentee, and friend. Since we first met in 1995 when Hemment was a doctoral student, we have undertaken several collaborative research projects; our relationship has been one of mutual enlightenment

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Dmitry V. Arzyutov and Sergei A. Kan

of the field could already be identified. This concept was an interweaving of a significant number of discursive fields, reaching back to the epoch of Enlightenment and deriving elements from the experience of field activities of Vladimir Bogoraz and

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Ana Kolarić

, enlightenment, feminism, and nationalism. She sees these topics as connecting the dots between the public sphere (Jürgen Habermas) 13 and women's/feminist counterpublic sphere or subaltern counterpublics (Nancy Fraser): 14 every examination of (gender

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Juliano Fiori

. These endeavors are arguably compatible with the exigencies of Enlightenment reason itself. But, though I recognize Eurocentrism as an expression of white identity politics, I am wary of the notion that individual self-identification with a particular

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Tax Beyond the Social Contract

Nicolette Makovicky and Robin Smith

, tracing the roots of our current association of fiscal policy with the social contract to Enlightenment debates about the relationship between citizens and governments. We present the ethnographic and conceptual insights of the contributing authors, each

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Comparison in the Anthropological Study of Plural Religious Environments

Birgit Meyer

conceptualize and study religion. This secular frame is indebted to a post-Enlightenment Protestant take on religion in terms of private belief, which informs policies in the regulation of religion, public debates, and scholarship. Unmasking how the

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Sight and Touch between East and West

Ethics, Ethnography and Social Theory

Liene Ozolina

( Gringley-on-the-Hill : The Brynmill Press ). Wolff , L. ( 1994 ), Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment ( Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press ).

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Heidi Hakkarainen

philanthropism was associated with the French Enlightenment and Rousseau, humanism was linked to the contemporary intellectual movements of German idealism and romanticism. 26 In addition, advocates of early nineteenth-century humanism , such as Wilhelm von

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“This Is My Story”

The Reclaiming of Girls’ Education Discourses in Malala Yousafzai’s Autobiography

Rosie Walters

that “functions as the closest textual version of the political ideology of individualism,” and therefore, “is gendered as ‘male’” ( Gilmore 1994: 1 ). The autobiographical “I” is tied closely to an Enlightenment understanding of the self: “[A]ll ‘I