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Michele Meek

affirmative consent has been increasingly culturally prioritized, studios and filmmakers have adapted the plots and scenes of teen films accordingly. Date rape is no longer a joke, and female desire is no longer transgressive. Furthermore, as actors, directors

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Liberalism in Israel

Between the ‘Good Person’ and the ‘Bad Citizen’

Menachem Mautner

demanded of its citizens in the early 1950s in the field of immigration absorption. I will make two central arguments. The first is that the state’s call for sacrifice from its citizens was in tension with its citizens’ desire as individuals to lead a

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The Effect of 'Affect'

Henrietta Moore's Turn

Anette Fagertun

Henrietta L. Moore, Still Life: Hopes, Desires and Satisfactions (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2011), 242 pp. ISBN 9780745636467.

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Doing Personhood in Chinese Culture

The Desiring Individual, Moralist Self and Relational Person

Yunxiang Yan

is whether those in question can control their desires and self-interest, and then act to realize a morally higher goal. From Mr Hu I learned about a couple living next door, who were extremely frugal and hard-working, refusing to buy good food or new

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Girl Constructed in Two Nonfiction Texts

Sexual Subject? Desired Object?

Mary Ann Harlan

desires; they explore ways to control their own narratives, and struggle to do so in a culture that positions them as desired objects. However, the authors seem to ignore the ways in which the girls try to assert agency while being aware of the cultural

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“The Rain It Takes to Learn the Limits of the Self”

Wetness, Masculinity, and Neoliberal Erotics in Andrew McMillan's Playtime

Nicholas Hauck

to take his shoes off shake his hand point him towards the place where he is needed ( McMillan 2018: 52 ) Here, the encounter between the speculative voice in the poem and the workman conflates desire and need. It is unclear whether the

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Handover Bodies in a Feminist Frame

Two Hong Kong Women Filmmakers’ Perspectives on Sex after 1997

Gina Marchetti

desiring subjects, screen objects, and sexual citizens offer us a way of understanding political, economic, social, and cultural change in the HKSAR. This analysis of two very different films by acclaimed filmmakers Yau Ching and Barbara Wong focuses on

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Miley, What’s Good?

Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda, Instagram Reproductions, and Viral Memetic Violence

Aria S. Halliday

). Nakamura points out that the memetic power of images or, more preciously, the desire for the image to be shared and replicated with new captions and contexts is based in the peculiar and spectacular; this desire to replicate a bizarre image provides its

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Conjuring “the people”

The 2013 Babylution protests and desire for political transformation in postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Larisa Kurtović

citizenship” ( Jansen 2015: 227 ), and in doing so conjure not only a unified and postnationalist but also more transformational kind of “us.” In this way, they expressed anticipatory desires that haunt not only the Bosnian but also many other political

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

women's diverse and persistent courses of actions as they strive to fulfill contradictory desires, which arise from social norms as well as their personal aspirations. Mahmood (2005) allows us to understand how women willingly appropriate domains of