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Assessing and Adapting Rituals That Reproduce a Collectivity

The Large-Scale Rituals of the Repkong Tantrists in Tibet

Nicolas Sihlé

In discussions on processes of ritual assessment and modification, the rituals examined are most often of a ‘performance-centered’ nature. 1 I am drawing here on Atkinson’s (1989: 14–15) useful distinction between ‘liturgy-centered’ and

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India Halstead

exquisite second to meet at the egg's innermost heart. —Rebecca Horn, A Rather Wild Flirtation Rebecca Horn's art both constrains and resists constraint. 1 Her kinetic sculptures and performance pieces play on the struggle between dissonant objects and

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Assessment rubrics

Thinking inside the boxes

Cary Bennett

or complex student work’. There are two general rubric assessment approaches: holistic and analytical. Holistic rubrics are used to engender an overall judgement on the quality of performance, whereas an analytical rubric ‘assigns a score to each of

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Eluding the Esculacho

A Masculinities Perspective on the Enduring Warrior Ethos of Rio de Janeiro's Police

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

both in the police culture and in the favela. I thus situate the warrior ethos as a masculine performance shaped by gendered role expectations in the organizational, occupational, and street-working environment of the police. With this emphasis on the

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Thebes Troutman as Traveling Tween

Revising the Family Story

Margaret Steffler

take on the voices of others is part of a compulsive performance of trying on cultures, races, ethnicities, ages, and classes outside her own as she strives to reach beyond her identity and limitations as a “little white kid.” Thebes’s language is

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Ritual Infrastructure

Roads to Certainty in Two Brazilian Religions

Inger Sjørslev

ritual performances brings forth ontological certainty by way of the cultivation of subjectivities via objectification, all within a field of strong sociality, because as in a classical performative sense, the audience is the testimony to the certainty of

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Performing humanitarian militarism

Public security and the military in Brazil

Stephanie Savell

). Throughout this article, I touch repeatedly on how the media and the military partner in the performance of security. Jean and John Comaroff (2004) argue that there is always some degree of melodrama in policing. Especially in cases where “governance is

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Laughter in the Ghetto

Cabarets from a Concentration Camp

Lisa Peschel

exactly how a colleague of Dr Leo Strauss, an Austrian cabaret artist from Vienna, described Strauss's work. As Arno Neumann wrote to mark Strauss's 1400th cabaret performance in the ghetto, ‘no bursts of laughter are heard in response to his subtly

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“I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy

The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par

Natasha Anand

their rhetoric of meritocracy, opportunities for doing boyhood are rather circumscribed, and limited by the quality of a boy’s academic performance. With India taking its place on the global stage as an expanding economic and political power, it becomes

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Shadows, Screens, Bodies, and Light

Reading the Discursive Shadow in the Age of American Silent Cinema

Amy E. Borden

grouping of magic and motion pictures as cultural practices each occupied with illusion, performance, and disappearing bodies. In doing so, it sketches a discursive and conceptual terrain in which to understand how figural bodies were broadly considered and