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On the Usefulness of Boundary Re-work

Francisco Martínez

executive committee (see D. O. Martínez 2016 ) rather mirrors their strength in the last decades, inspiring other schools instead of suppressing them. Still, the negotiation of disciplinary designations and histories is open and the exercise of creating

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The ‘Frame’ at Adab

American Archaeological Misbehaviour in Late Ottoman Iraq (1899–1905)

Jameel Haque

via the actions of the vali or of Osman Hamdi Bey and Haider Bey? That they could intervene demonstrates the relative strength of the Ottoman state, particularly as it could project power into its periphery and against Americans. Additionally, as I

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Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski, Julian Pänke, and Jochen Roose

(Basingstoke, 2002); Beverly Crawford, Power and German Foreign Policy: Embedded Hegemony in Europe (Basingstoke, 2007); Simon Bulmer and William E. Paterson, “Germany as the eu' s Reluctant Hegemon? Of Economic Strength and Political Constraints,” Journal

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Mise en abyme

Laurence Grove, Anne Magnussen, and Ann Miller

process was rigorously eclectic, and one of the strengths of Les Cahiers was, as he remarks, the coexistence of semiologists with philosophers and art historians, elitists with devotees of popular culture, and the involvement of contributors from many

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Que reste-t-il de nos amours?

The Expectations of 1989–1991 Revisited

Francisco Martínez

negative is increasing, manifested in a ressentiment of cosmopolitanism and an entropic accumulation of fears. Even so, contemporary populist movements are gaining in strength not just by appealing to nationalist sentiments but by engaging in a politics of

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Death of a Statesman – Birth of a Martyr

Martyrdom and Memorials in Post–Civil War Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

unity, a source of strength and a powerful weapon serving its political goals and ends. The importance of sectarian and confessional martyr categories is evident from Laleh Khalili’s (2007b) study of the annual commemoration of the Palestinian refugees

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Introduction

Merkeldämmerung

Eric Langenbacher

, this moment of reckoning cannot be denied any longer. Trump’s America is seemingly in full retreat from much of the world and is likely entering a long-term decline. After Brexit, Britain will be even less visible. French strength is still more of a

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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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Brian Bergen-Aurand

This issue acknowledges the work of Rosalie Fish (Cowlitz), Jordan Marie Daniels (Lakota), and the many others who refuse to ignore the situation that has allowed thousands of Indigenous women and girls to be murdered or go missing across North America without the full intervention of law enforcement and other local authorities. As Rosalie Fish said in an interview regarding her activism on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG),

"I felt a little heavy at first just wearing the paint. And I think that was . . . like my ancestors letting me know . . . you need to take this seriously: “What you’re doing, you need to do well.” And I think that’s why I felt really heavy when I first put on my paint and when I tried to run with my paint at first. . . . I would say my personal strength comes from my grandmas, my mom, my great grandma, and I really hope that’s true, that I made them proud." (Inland Northwest Native News interview)

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Editorial

Mobility Studies, a Transdisciplinary Field

Dagmar Schäfer

mobilities. While this trend indicates the health and strength of mobility studies per se, it brings with it the obligation to consider new ways to reach out and expand. Acknowledging this trend, the journal Transfers , in its eighth year, is reorganizing