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Postcards from the Edge of History

Narrative and the Sacralisation of Mormon Historical Sites

Hildi J. Mitchell

Since the 1980s, the anthropology of pilgrimage has moved away from its traditional focus on the exoticisms of non-Christian pilgrimage (e.g. Karve 1962; Rabinow 1975; Gold 1988) towards an analysis of pilgrimage in more familiar settings (e.g. Coleman and Elsner 1998). Partly as a result of this shift of ethnographic focus, recent anthropology of pilgrimage has also been marked by a shift of emphasis from a broadly structuralist approach informed by the influential work of Victor Turner (e.g. Turner and Turner 1978) towards a concern with the heterogeneity of the pilgrimage experience.

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The Adventures of a Cartoon Strip Character with a Quiff and a Dog

Tintin's Journeys as an Original Form of Travel Writing

Loïc Loykie Lominé

Georges Rémi (better known as Hergé, a pseudonym made up of his two initials: R G) died in 1983, having made a name as the father of the modern cartoon strip in Western Europe, notably thanks to 23 books narrating the adventures of a betufted boy reporter called Tintin. Tintinology (literally and unambiguously: the study of Tintin) started to develop in the mid-1980s as a small-scale, possibly amusing, area of scholarship – yet one where an increasing number of academics have analysed Tintin and his stories in the light of the most serious intellectual theories, from psychoanalysis (David 1994; Peeters 1984; Tisseron 1985, 1990, 1993) to semiology (Floch 2002) via cultural studies (Masson 1989; Baetens 1990; Bonfand and Marion 1996 ; Tomasi and Deligne 1998). The critical literature on Tintin is expanding alongside the literature on Hergé himself (Tisseron 1987; Smolderen and Sterckx 1988; Ajame 1991; Assouline 1996; Serres 2000; Peeters 2002; Sadoul 2003). This article contributes to this body of Tintin meta-literature by focusing on the way Tintin travelled around the world, from China (The Blue Lotus) to Peru (Prisoners of the Sun) and from Egypt (Cigars of the Pharaoh) to the Arctic Ocean (The Shooting Star).

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Henk Driessen

Sicily and Malta, Jeremy became involved in developing a comparative anthropology of the Mediterranean region of which he was a leading advocate in the 1970s and 1980s but about which he had second thoughts at the time he was working on his collection of

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Materiality as an Agency of Knowledge

Competing Forms of Knowledge in Rachel's Tomb in Tiberias

Nimrod Luz

and according to its foundation inscription, which was removed during the 1980s to a nearby museum, the patron was a high ranking official in the Mamluk Sultanate within the Syrian administration ( Mayer 1932: 39–40 ). The shrine is dedicated to

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The True Story of Gundagai’s Dog on the Tuckerbox

Tourists, Truth, and the Insouciance of Souvenirs

Richard White

-distance family driving holiday ( White 2005 ), from the 1950s to the 1980s, when the Hume Highway offered the cheapest and most convenient means of traveling between Sydney and Melbourne. As the long family car trip lost much of its appeal and as domestic

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Vandana Sukheeja and JapPreet Kaur Bhangu

Loss is primarily a love story involving seventeen-year-old Sai and her tutor, twenty-year-old Gyan. Kalimpong, a hilly area in the northeastern Himalayas, is the locale for the narrative, as well as for the ongoing 1980s political movement for a

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Toward Transnationalism

A Reading of Life of Pi

Supriya Agarwal

and that given by Gellner in 1980s is in the recognition of the exact nature of homogeneity required for the flourishing of nationalism. While King recognizes it vaguely as “cultural similarity,” Gellner pins it down as homogeneity arising out of the

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Donald H. Holly Jr.

share a common ancestor—the inquisitive tourist ( see Crick 1995 ; Frankland 1999: 71 ). Ethnographic writing has been subject to close reading since at least the postmodern turn in the field in the 1980s ( see Bruner 1986 ; Clifford 1988 ; Clifford

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John Eade

French state and citizens by those often described as “Islamists” began during the 1980s, mainly in cities and towns, including Paris, Toulouse, Tours, Nice, and Montauban. Until 2016, the only attacks on religious targets had involved an assault on those

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Islam, Travel, and Learning

A Case Study on Indonesian Muslim Student Diasporas in Saudi Arabia

Sumanto Al Qurtuby

and Aldamer 2018 ). For centuries, Indonesian Muslims have traveled to Saudi Arabia, either to perform pilgrimage or pursue Islamic knowledge, or more recently (since the 1980s), to seek jobs. However, despite the long history of Saudi Arabian