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Fascism as a style of life

Community life and violence in a neofascist movement in Italy

Maddalena Gretel Cammelli

” ( E. Gentile 2005: 35 ), a “revolutionary form of nationalism” ( Griffin 1991: xi ), a “new political style” ( Mosse 1975: 8 ) and a “cultural phenomenon” ( Sternhell et al. 1989: 444 ) in which violence is “a means to achieve the transformation of the

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The Hyphen Cannot Hold

Contemporary Trends in Religious-Zionism

Hayim Katsman

conceptualization of Religious-Zionism as an ideology that brings together the supposedly distinct domains of modern nationalism and the Jewish religion are now outdated and misleading. Moreover, this approach's focus on the hyphen limits researchers’ ability to

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Radical Right-Wing Populists in Parliament

Examining the Alternative for Germany in European Context

Lars Rensmann

seemed to largely discredit and undermine any potential broader appeal of politically organized ethnic nationalism or actors promoting radical-right ideology. No matter if this Sonderweg (special path) claim was valid in the past or not, it no longer

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Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne

and Finn Stepputat for conversations, ideas, and for putting up with early drafts of this article. References Anderson , B. ( 1983 ), Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism ( London : Verso ). Berlant

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Gold Teeth, Indian Dresses, Chinese Lycra and ‘Russian’ Hair

Embodied Diplomacy and the Assemblages of Dress in Tajikistan

Diana Ibañez-Tirado

the civil war (1992–1997) has been much emphasized in public discourse ( Roche 2014 ). After the war, nationalism and statecraft has focused on an image of peaceful state-building, the uniqueness of Tajik identity, and the figure of the president as

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Tintin ‘In Black and White’

A Catholic Social Manifesto?

Philippe Delisle

, therefore, less with Tintin's religious beliefs and more with the conception of the world and of social relations revealed by the early adventures. From Trust in God to Nationalism The black-and-white albums are not likely to show Tintin making

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Achieving the Ordinary

Everyday Peace and the Other in Bosnian Mixed-Ethnicity Families

Keziah Conrad

which family members reflect on complex histories of alliance and friction in the family, histories that are in turn related to the larger events of the war and the rise of nationalism. Given the persistent salience of ethnicity as an organizing force of

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The Politics of Ethnicity as an Extended Case

Thoughts on a Chiefly Succession Crisis

Björn Lindgren

The crisis engendered by the appointment of a female chiefto succeed her father in southern Zimbabwe is used to discuss how anextended case can inform us about the politics of ethnicity and its conflicts. The formation of the case demonstrates a cross-section of socialand cultural dynamics through which the protagonists negotiated andpracticed their values and interests. Thus, the protagonists to the crisisinvoked histories and nationalisms, manipulated ethnic affiliation, andquestioned gender hierarchies to ground and substantiate their differentclaims. Through these optics, Fredrik Barth's constructivist understanding of ethnicity is critiqued. Ethnicity is not an elementary identity;instead, its form and substance must be related to other social phenomena and to historical changes that contextualize ethnic identification.This approach, no less social than that of Barth, does not obviate culture,which is referred to here as the ideas, experiences, and feelings thatinfuse persons through their existential practices.

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Blurred memories

War and disaster in a Buddhist Sinhala village

Mara Benadusi

campaign and military offensives against the LTTE, Rajapaksa intensified the Buddhist Sinhala nationalism embedded in his familial tradition. His father, a prominent political figure in Hambantota District, had been nicknamed the King of Ruhuna by his

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Conjunctures and Convergences

Remaking the World Cultures Displays at the National Museum of Scotland

Henrietta Lidchi

generally a source of pride—nationalism in its widest sense—even for those who distrusted (and might not support) the desire for Scottish national independence as a political end ( Caldwell 2008: 3 ; Lorrimer 2002 ; McCrone et al. 1995 ). The tacit