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Robert A. Parkin

While it can claim some historical depth, essentially Lubuskie is a new province in western Poland that emerged from the local government reforms of 1999. It is thus located in a part of the country taken over by Poland from Germany in 1945, which as a consequence experienced a complete replacement of populations (Polish for German) at that time. This makes the province a useful case in which to study the emergence of a new identity over time. At present its identity is not as strong as in the case of its neighbours like Silesia and Wielkopolska, though it is being cultivated where possible by some local bureaucrats and politicians. It is argued that it is nonetheless justified to study such cases in order to determine and account for differences in the strength of regional identities in the same nationstate. The wider framework is regional identities within Europe as part of the process of European integration and its articulation with nation-states in the EU.

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Replenishing Milk Sons

Changing Kinship Practices among the Sahrāwī, North Africa

Konstantina Isidoros

). The ‘strengths’ (i.e. ‘weaknesses’) of weak ties ( Granovetter 1973 , 1983 ) implicit in these matri-features, I think, are not necessarily problematic but instead correlate with the encounter with the Spanish colonial period and to changes in the

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Yoram Peri

to which the Zionist perception of time relies on strength. The security style is the source of social cohesion, a mechanism that gives priority to the settlement movement, and which presents conscription as volunteering, even though it is actually

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Erika Friedl

improved as children matured, yet nevertheless was also seen as a character flaw to be corrected, mostly by punishment. (This idea, supported by religion, paralleled the local opinion that an innate weakness in reasoning, discernment and physical strength

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Maria Bucur

that he started to kick me with both feet, with all his strength. In my stomach. In my ribs. Oh, I thought he was going to kill me. But they don't kill you. They just torture you. They bring you to that point where you hate yourself and you hate your

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Note on the Question of Animal Suffering in Medieval Islam

Muslim Mu‘tazilite Theology Confronted by Manichean Iranian Thought

Didier Gazagnadou

864–941), who writes, ‘the mount has six rights over its master: it must not be made to carry a load beyond its strength; its back must not be used for conducting conversations; when it arrives at its destination, it must be fed first of all; the

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Introduction

Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Children in the Middle East

Erika Friedl and Abderrahmane Moussaoui

irritants and dangers of depressing civic failures that impair social cohesion and joie de vivre. Schools are no help either because most teachers subscribe to an authoritarian mode of teaching that does not allow pupils to find strength in their common

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Emma Findlen LeBlanc

-speaking, an elitist bias often emerges in their assessments of the working-class gravitation towards Islam. When pushed to account for the strength of the Sharia Committees even in areas controlled by secular fighting groups, or in neighbourhoods still under

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“Amongst Affectionate Female Friends”

Same-Sex Intimacy in Nineteenth-Century Polish Correspondence

Natalie Cornett

strength;—with the lively affinity, that she actually has for me, I can surmise at how incomparably further, and more freely she could go, if her gift would be to prop herself up on the arms, on the thoughts of a beloved one. You will understand me fuller

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Marcos Farias Ferreira, Máiréad Nic Craith, Markéta Slavková, Linda M. Mülli, Mariann Vaczi, Annika Lems, and Işıl Karataş

therapy for both everyday stress and exceptional worries known as strava, which in the local understanding ‘cures all illnesses’, is for everyone, and has no price. The strength of Jašarević's work is embedded in her critical approach to existing