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Thebes Troutman as Traveling Tween

Revising the Family Story

Margaret Steffler

take on the voices of others is part of a compulsive performance of trying on cultures, races, ethnicities, ages, and classes outside her own as she strives to reach beyond her identity and limitations as a “little white kid.” Thebes’s language is

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Ritual Infrastructure

Roads to Certainty in Two Brazilian Religions

Inger Sjørslev

ritual performances brings forth ontological certainty by way of the cultivation of subjectivities via objectification, all within a field of strong sociality, because as in a classical performative sense, the audience is the testimony to the certainty of

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European Bodies

Who Embodies europe? Explorations into the Construction of european Bodies

Anika Keinz and Paweł Lewicki

hierarchies that conflate essentialised national representations with lifestyles, class, gender performances and race ( Lewicki 2016 ; Ryan 2010 ). These phenomena show that there is a ‘spectre of Orientalism’ ( Buchowski 2006 ; see also Melegh 2006 ) and

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Performing humanitarian militarism

Public security and the military in Brazil

Stephanie Savell

). Throughout this article, I touch repeatedly on how the media and the military partner in the performance of security. Jean and John Comaroff (2004) argue that there is always some degree of melodrama in policing. Especially in cases where “governance is

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Laughter in the Ghetto

Cabarets from a Concentration Camp

Lisa Peschel

exactly how a colleague of Dr Leo Strauss, an Austrian cabaret artist from Vienna, described Strauss's work. As Arno Neumann wrote to mark Strauss's 1400th cabaret performance in the ghetto, ‘no bursts of laughter are heard in response to his subtly

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“I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy

The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par

Natasha Anand

their rhetoric of meritocracy, opportunities for doing boyhood are rather circumscribed, and limited by the quality of a boy’s academic performance. With India taking its place on the global stage as an expanding economic and political power, it becomes

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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