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Sacred Landscape, Healing Landscape

“Taking the Waters” in Tunka Valley, Russia

Katherine Metzo

This article examines the sacred mineral springs in Arshan, Buriatiia. These springs have been inscribed as sacred due to their medicinal properties and are marked as sacred through rituals and material offerings. Residents lament the loss of healing, and implicitly sacred, strength of Arshan. The author argues that the sense of loss is due to the medicalization of healing in Tsarist and Soviet times and from the commodification of this type of sacred site through bottling and tourism.

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Livia Jiménez Sedano

This is a brief reflection on the consequences of the commodification of dance cultures from the former colonised world and the ways they are consumed in Europe. Inspired from ten years of fieldwork, the ethnic structuring of postcolonial dance floors in European cities proves an empirical basis to start this line of thought. Instead of promoting respect and interest in the dance forms and the cultural contexts in which these dance forms developed, aficionados tend to consider that these are less evolved, beautiful and interesting than the appropriations they develop in their home countries. As a result, commodification leads to reinforcing previous stereotypes and emic hierarchies of value. The kinetic metaphor of the bodies that scream but cannot listen structures the text and its arguments.

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Kendall House, Alexander King, and Karl Mertens

cultural continuity. Veronika Simonova describes drums and aluminum arrows as examples of the relationship between objects and culture. The commodification of culture can perhaps be seen as a process active among members and non-members of a particular

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Israel’s Recent Unionizing Drives

The Broader Social Context

Jonathan Preminger

.” Industrial Relations 52 ( 1 ): 78 – 101 . Nisim , Sarit , and Orly Benjamin . 2010 . “ The Speech of Services Procurement: The Negotiated Order of Commodification and Dehumanization of Cleaning Employees .” Human Organization 69 ( 3 ): 221 – 232

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Yuval Gozansky

dilemmas of children and youth, countering the flow of international drama on different television channels. Daily drama serials marked a third phase: the commodification of youth audiences. Regarding children as consumers, daily drama serials represented a

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Rebranding Desolation

The Allure of Israel’s Desert Landscapes

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

, direct interaction with the environment, an approach that casts desolation as an aesthetic, is part of the package. In addition to ecotourism, Mitzpe’s developing local cuisine and hospitality industry engage in overt desert commodification. Business

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Larissa Mellor

cultural event five hundred years in the making: An all-new food and drink experience based on the European harvest festivals of old’. This festival is possibly part of the ‘commodification of ethnic culture’ discussed in How German is America? , where it

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To Whom Does History Belong?

The Theatre of Memory in Post-Soviet Russia, Estonia and Georgia

Francisco Martínez

collective identity, yet builds also on the late-modern commodification of knowledge and the pattern of continuous discontinuity experienced for centuries by Russian society. On the one hand, this pattern has created a highly sceptical approach towards the

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“Hot Guys” in Tel Aviv

Pride Tourism in Israel

Amit Kama and Yael Ram

heteronormative assumptions nor neo-liberal capitalism. Homonormative LGBTQ+ pursue and aspire for assimilation within the social and political order without challenging the status quo. In the same vein, and despite her blatant critique of the commodification and