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Amy Binning

boat. That the philosophy and religion and cultural values that would lead to these kind of outputs … something was wrong, something was deeply flawed. So that led to an exploration, starting into Asian philosophies. (Interview, 25 August 2016) Ray

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Print Culture, Mobility, and The Pacific, 1920–1950

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

became fixed. 4 While acknowledging that cultural value is always provisional and contingent, we find this attention, in middlebrow scholarship, to the intensive cultural shifts that informed international modernity in the first decades of the twentieth

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Worldly Tastes

Mobility and the Geographical Imaginaries of Interwar Australian Magazines

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

quality magazines. The significance of this has been a greater alertness to the dynamics between print and society, and to the shifting and contingent nature of cultural value. As Hammill and Smith put it, by attending to the “dynamic model of interaction

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Estella Carpi, Sandy F. Chang, Kristy A. Belton, Katja Swider, Naluwembe Binaisa, Magdalena Kubal-Czerwińska, and Jessie Blackbourn

receive financial support from their relatives abroad. Thanks to the particular individuals’ accounts, the reader fully understands the implicit rules of the “remittance clusters.” Interestingly, remittances are not romanticized as a spontaneous cultural

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Jelena Tošić and Annika Lems

cultural values ( Crawley and Skelapris 2018 ; Holmes and Castañeda 2016 ). These hierarchies of deservingness and undeservingness have created clear-cut moral delineations between the legitimacy of the mobility of some and the illegitimacy of others. The

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Jack Hunter, Annelin Eriksen, Jon Mitchell, Mattijs van de Port, Magnus Course, Nicolás Panotto, Ruth Barcan, David M. R. Orr, Girish Daswani, Piergiorgio Di Giminiani, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Sofía Ugarte, Ryan J. Cook, Bettina E. Schmidt, and Mylene Mizrahi

subcultures. The analysis suggests numerous antecedents to New Age culture beyond familiar accounts of its core metaphysical propositions such as vitalism and metaphysical disease causation, including a broader cultural valuing of intuition and a belief in the

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Belonging in a New Myanmar

Identity, Law, and Gender in the Anthropology of Contemporary Buddhism

Juliane Schober

, national, or cultural values. Pointing to the complex challenges people in Myanmar are facing, I also aim to illustrate how an anthropology of Buddhism can account for the agency of ethnic and religious others living in contemporary Theravada contexts

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The White Cotton Robe

Charisma and Clothes in Tibetan Buddhism Today

Magdalena Maria Turek

, didactic depiction of a culturally valued progression on the path toward the absolute attainment of liberation and enlightenment, which themselves are also represented by the robe. As an expression of pure charisma, Tsültrim Tarchin performs, at this

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Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific

“Savagery” and “Civilization” in the Australian Interwar Imaginary

Nicholas Halter

middle-brow concern with cultural values in Australia, and a broader dissatisfaction with the progress of European civilization and modernity. Admiration for the primitivism of Pacific Islanders was reinforced by a missionary discourse that emphasized

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Tracey Reimann-Dawe

culture is denied equality of cultural value and is thereby temporarily distanced—that is, declared to be removed in time from European notions of contemporaneity. 9 Such asymmetry of intercultural encounters, also characteristic of travel writing, 10