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Shadows, Screens, Bodies, and Light

Reading the Discursive Shadow in the Age of American Silent Cinema

Amy E. Borden

grouping of magic and motion pictures as cultural practices each occupied with illusion, performance, and disappearing bodies. In doing so, it sketches a discursive and conceptual terrain in which to understand how figural bodies were broadly considered and

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Eluding the Esculacho

A Masculinities Perspective on the Enduring Warrior Ethos of Rio de Janeiro's Police

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

both in the police culture and in the favela. I thus situate the warrior ethos as a masculine performance shaped by gendered role expectations in the organizational, occupational, and street-working environment of the police. With this emphasis on the

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Alexandra Wright

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

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Blood and the City

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

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Conceptualizing Compassion in Communication for Communication

Emotional Experience in Islamic Sermons (Bengali waʿẓ maḥfils)

Max Stille

, 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

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Regional and sub-regional effects on development policies

The Benelux and the Nordic countries compared

Lauri Siitonen

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

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The Madness of King Charles III

Shakespeare and the Modern Monarchy

Richard Wilson

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

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On Shock Therapy

Modernist Aesthetics and American Underground Film

William Solomon

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

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Narratives of the Invisible

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

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The Amāra on the Square

Connective Agency and the Aesthetics of the Egyptian Revolution

Ayman El-Desouky

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