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Adam R. Kaul, Loredana Salis, Mairead Nic Craith, and Stefan Handler

Coleman, S. and P. Collins (2007) (eds), Locating the Field, Space, Place and Context in Anthropology (Oxford: Berg), 256 pp., Pb: £19.99, ISBN-13: 978-1845204037.

Screeton, P. (2008), Mars Bars and Mushy Peas: Urban Legend and the Cult of Celebrity (Loughborough: Heart of Albion), 184 pp., Pb: £14.95, ISBN-13: 978-1-905646-11-1.

Smith, L, and A. Natsuko (2009) (eds), Intangible Heritage (London and New York: Routledge) 312 pp., Pb: £23.99, Hb: £70.00, ISBN-13: 978-0-415-47396-5.

Tiesler, N. C. (2006), Muslime in Europa: Religion und Identitätspolitiken unter veränderten gesellschaftlichen Verhältnissen (Münster: LIT), 240 pp., Pb: €24.90, ISBN-13: 978-3-8258-9490-0.

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Making Sense of the Human-Nature Relationship

A Reception Study of the “Nature Is Speaking” Campaign on YouTube

Ulrika Olausson

media studies: in tourist information, where the “othering” of nature has been a pronounced feature ( Uggla and Olausson 2013 ); in celebrity conservation campaigns, where humans are attributed the role as the “other” in relation to nature ( Olausson and

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‘Being TED’

The university intellectual as globalised neoliberal consumer self

Wesley Shumar

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This article focuses on the ways that modern American universities are engaged in the process of articulating new producing and consuming subjects. It argues that the image of the engaged ‘media celebrity’ intellectual, as presented in the TED Talk model, has become a cultural ideal that reconciles a deeper contradiction in the academy. Through a complex process, university faculty and students are assimilated into the globalised lifestyle and the identity of cosmopolitans by participating in a social space that is at once an upscale shopping mall and at the same time a high tech corporate research park. This global elite is forged first out of individuals who make it through the university and then secondly out of those university students who successfully excel under the twin pressures of elite production and consumption. Most student, faculty and universities fall short of this ideal. But by watching TED talks they can aspire to this fantasy ideal through the image of the media celebrity intellectual.

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Brian Yothers, Gillian Dooley, Guy Galazka, Peter Weisensel, Jackie Coon, Magdalena Banaszkiewicz, and David Cashman

liminal space in that they are spaces for discovery and reflection—indeed the space that Morales occupies herself. She argues that the cult of celebrities has become a new form of “religion” together with ferociously devout followers, dismissive

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Vasiliki P. Neofotistos

Macedonia and the existence of a distinctive Macedonian nation ( Nova Makedonija 2011 ; Dnevnik 2011c ). After all, as David Andrews and Steven Jackson (2001) aptly argue, sporting celebrities are the product of political forces. Sports and music

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The bystander and the passerby

Reflections on ethnographic writing and response-ability

Nicholas Smith and George Mantzios

can only ever sink or swim, while only the minor celebrities of a discipline will likely remain afloat. Life in writing must endure and be endured both off land and overboard. Pandian and McLean claim a spirit of textual adventure for this endurance

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Nicolas Sembel

) before Durkheim (the celebrity)’ – long-awaited, because the original idea dates from 2008 and a conference on the 150th anniversary of Durkheim’s birth. It was an opportunity, as Marcel Fournier and Charles Kraemer point out in their introduction, for a

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“The Changing of the Guards”?

British Prehistoric Collections and Archaeology in the Museums of the Future

Catherine. J. Frieman and Neil Wilkin

and media types) where comment sections are standard and social media applications are removing longstanding fire-walls between audiences and their areas of interest (be they celebrities, politicians, or museum curators), digital media seem to be an

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Circling around the really Real in Iran

Ethnography of Muharram laments among Shi'i volunteer militants in the Middle East

Younes Saramifar

mazloukeshi (processions) on the day of Hussain's martyrdom. The Karbala paradigm has undergone transformations similar to any other socio-religio-cultural phenomena. For example, lamentation singers have become religious celebrities who narrate the tale of

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“Space without People”

Austro-German Filmmaker, Bestselling Author, and Journalist Colin Ross Discovers Australia

Siegfried Mattl

undertaken between 1920 and 1924. Published by the leading German publisher Brockhaus, these travel books made Colin Ross known far and wide in Weimar Germany. But several circumstances coincided to really make him the celebrity he was when traveling through