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The Conceptual and Anthropological History of Bat Mitzvah

Two Lexical Paths and Two Jewish Identities

Hizky Shoham

Anthropological history, from Norbert Elias to the French histoire culturelle and microhistory, conducts a diachronic and developmental study of classic anthropological themes: symbols and ceremonies, body perceptions, folk culture, and the like

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The Past as a Foreign Country

Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Pinker’s “Prehistoric Anarchy”

Linda Fibiger

’s argument. Available definitions of war arise from anthropological, archaeological, historical, and military studies and place different emphases on social, tactical, and physical aspects, varying degrees of specificity and complexity, and different scales

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Elites and their Representation

Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

Jean-Pascal Daloz

The term “elite” was introduced in the seventeenth century to describe commodities of an exceptional standard and the usage was later extended to designate social groups at the apex of societies. The study of these groups was established as part of the social sciences in the late nineteenth century, mainly as a result of the work of three sociologists: Vilfredo Pareto, Gaetano Mosca and Roberto Michels. The core of their doctrine is that at the top of every society lies, inevitably, a small minority which holds power, controls the key resources and makes the major decisions. Since then, the concept of elite(s) has been used in several disciplines such as anthropology, history or political science, but not necessarily in reference to this “classical elite theory.” The concept is strongly rejected, however, by many “progressive” scholars—precisely because of its elitist denotation.

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Klaus Oschema, Mette Thunø, Evan Kuehn, and Blake Ewing

Overcoming the Trauma of Modernity? K. Patrick Fazioli, The Mirror of the Medieval: An Anthropology of the Western Historical Imagination (New York: Berghahn Books, 2017), ix + 195 pp. KLAUS OSCHEMA Ruhr-University Bochum Critical reflection on

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Blake Ewing

Gadamer’s existential hermeneutics in Truth and Method , Koselleck moves from history to historicity and back again to argue that our formalized histories of humanity in fact rest on a more fundamental anthropological “pre-given”—on the temporal nature of

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Cècile Mathieu

Translator : Matthew Roy

favored tool in anthropological classification of the day, it posed numerous problems in the seriation of human groups, and in fact does not figure extensively in the Larousse universel . While the dictionary’s task may be to describe the specificities

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Political Regeneration

José Bonifácio and Temporal Experiences in the Luso-American World in the Early Nineteenth Century

Maria Elisa Noronha De Sá and Marcelo Gantus Jasmin

perceptions. 1 In this sense, it could be said that, anthropologically 2 or, to use the terms of phenomenology once again, in the lifeworld, perception and thought are viewed as occurring inside this structure that constitutes consciousness by referral to

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Science, Customs, and the Modern Subject

From Emulation to Education in the Semantics of Spanish Enlightenment

Pablo Sánchez León

fundamental civil right in a modern constitution reveals concern for literacy standards among liberal authorities, yet it goes beyond the cultural or intellectual in touching on core juridical and anthropological issues of citizenship. 3 The purpose of this

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Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus, and Katja Mäkinen

Anthropology,” in Anthropology of Policy: Critical Perspectives on Governance and Power , ed. Cris Shore and Susan Wright (London: Routledge, 1997), 3–39, here 12; Claske Vos, “European Integration through ‘Soft Conditionality’: The Contribution of Culture to

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Niklas Olsen, Irene Herrmann, Håvard Brede Aven, and Mohinder Singh

late 1940s and early 1950s. The second section, “Temporal Structures of the Modern World,” describes Koselleck's efforts to develop a theory of historical time and an anthropological outline of the conditions of possible history. These efforts unfolded