death overcome them. It takes some energy to be able to refocus our attention away from ‘Die Juden’ [‘the Jews’] and the more hostile choruses that are set to the words of the Gospel. Seeing performances of the St John Passion in which the choir and
Animal Representations and Urban (Dis)orders during the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ in Istanbul and Khartoum
Alice Franck, Jean Gardin, and Olivier Givre
on animal welfare and industrialised slaughtering (for economic as well as sanitary purposes) may (and indeed begin to) deeply impact the performance of sacrifice in contemporary societies. Far from limited to ecology-friendly societies, notions of
Emotional Experience in Islamic Sermons (Bengali waʿẓ maḥfils)
, which emphasizes the interlinkage of concepts to be communicated, concepts of communication, and performance patterns. Among the various genres of Islamic sermons, 2 the most important distinction is that between the Friday sermon, which is a ritual
The Benelux and the Nordic countries compared
eventually learned from the Dutch performance. Then again, a competing argument could be built on the hypothesis that, in the long run, the overall European trends will make development policies more similar, thus diminishing the sub-regional differences
Shakespeare and the Modern Monarchy
speech’ ( Hamlet , 3.2.1) like a player, and acquiesces in this ‘lending grace’ (159): ‘Here is my hand. The premises observed, / Thy will by my performance shall be served’ (200). Thus, we see how restoration hangs its lips on the performer who
Modernist Aesthetics and American Underground Film
in every direction like shivers through an immense body.” 18 Crucially, the vertiginous performances that appear (in a perceptually distorted manner) in the film are unmistakably intended to function as reflexive figurations of the filmmaker
Autobiography, Kinship, and Alterity in Native Amazonia
Vanessa Elisa Grotti and Marc Brightman
societies outside Amazonia ( Chaumeil 1983 ; Eliade 1964 ; Harner 1973) . In native Amazonia, a genre of ritual autobiography exists that combines mythic narratives and stories of personal experience in performances of dreams and visions, and the analysis
Connective Agency and the Aesthetics of the Egyptian Revolution
musical and song performances. In the second category, the revolutionary creativity begins producing its own artistic repertoire of songs, sometimes with the artists blending with the audience and the protesters foregrounded, not the singers or artists. In
Jeffrey Alexander, Bernhard Giesen and Jason Mast (eds.), Social Performance: Symbolic Action, Cultural Pragmatics and Ritual, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, 374 pp.
Ron Eyerman and Lisa McCormick (eds.), Myth, Meaning, and Performance: Toward a New Cultural Sociology of the Arts, Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2006, 166 pp.
Social, Environmental and Economic Dimensions
Scholars are researching how to assess a country's sustainable development performance. However, not many proposals differentiate the performance via the three dimensions of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental. This article proposes to assess a country's sustainable development performance in general as well as in each of the dimensions. It pursues three objectives: (1) identifying sustainably developed countries; (2) assessing the best performers in terms of sustainable development; and (3) understanding the relations between the dimensions. Results show a globally bad sustainable development performance, with no sustainably developed countries. They also show that the economic dimension is not the best performing dimension at a global level and that very high levels of gross national income (GNI) per capita usually imply a bad environmental performance.