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Queer Girlhoods in Contemporary Comics

Disrupting Normative Notions

Mel Gibson

relationships, but also critique internalized cultural values regarding heteronormative girlhood. These comics focus on queer girls in a number of different ways. Lumberjanes presents a utopian queer community, although it could be read as suggesting that

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April Mandrona

blogs of the young women could “also be seen as performative and public spaces: that is space to extend, differentiate, and negotiate social norms and cultural values; voice issues of common concern; and contribute to forming public opinion” (2011: 350

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Ling Tang, Jun Zubillaga-Pow, Hans Rollmann, Amber Jamilla Musser, Shannon Scott, and Kristen Sollée

meaning and presence to star icons and the shifting cultural values represented by stars’ constant recycling through new, experimental, and ultimately ephemeral means. What does the future hold? Desjardins’s work is a theoretically dense, conceptually

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“Let Us Be Giants”

Masculinity Nostalgia and Military Edutainment in South Asian War Comics

Tehmina Pirzada

form of entertainment, tacitly presenting it as a cultural value. The cultural and visual framings of the comics and their instant spread through the Internet is perilous, especially when tensions are reaching an inflection along the borders of India

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“Because There Are Young Women Behind Me”

Learning from the Testimonios of Young Undocumented Women Advocates

Carolina Silva

sacrificed to traditional cultural values that prioritize family and child-rearing ( Chavez 2013 ). Participating in public actions and criticizing people in power was frowned upon while meeting in conference rooms with university leaders was applauded. The

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Whitewashing History

Pinker’s (Mis)Representation of the Enlightenment and Violence

Philip Dwyer

shifting of cultural values: crowds had become indifferent to the spectacle of violence; put another way, violence in “progressive” societies no longer resulted in the required pedagogical outcome. This is not to say that crowds had lost interest in visible

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Jack Hunter, Annelin Eriksen, Jon Mitchell, Mattijs van de Port, Magnus Course, Nicolás Panotto, Ruth Barcan, David M. R. Orr, Girish Daswani, Piergiorgio Di Giminiani, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Sofía Ugarte, Ryan J. Cook, Bettina E. Schmidt, and Mylene Mizrahi

subcultures. The analysis suggests numerous antecedents to New Age culture beyond familiar accounts of its core metaphysical propositions such as vitalism and metaphysical disease causation, including a broader cultural valuing of intuition and a belief in the

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Humans, Plants, and Networks

A Critical Review

Laura Calvet-Mir and Matthieu Salpeteur

play a role in structuring plant circulation networks, conferring prestige to the biggest givers (high outdegree) and reinforces hierarchy. Influence of the farmer’s social status is important for plants to which high cultural value is ascribed, and

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Forgotten moralities of agrarian economy in Bali

Production and exchange, business and friendship

Graeme MacRae

—full-time, committed ones. Consequently old patterns of social structure and cultural values have been less transformed than in many other parts of Bali. In 2005, the farmers realized they had a problem with accumulating wastes from their main economic enterprises

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Tracey Reimann-Dawe

culture is denied equality of cultural value and is thereby temporarily distanced—that is, declared to be removed in time from European notions of contemporaneity. 9 Such asymmetry of intercultural encounters, also characteristic of travel writing, 10