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Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

insatiable curiosity, which helped shape Latin American studies, particularly in the field of cultural production, Dr. Foster was a mentor and friend to many students and colleagues around the world. He was a model of generosity and kindness, virtues that

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In Pursuit of Masculinity

On Aging Bodies, Migration and Youthful Masculinities

Usman Mahar

confidentiality. Successful Aging: A Brief Background Before I dive into my informant's life history and other relevant information—such as why I chose a migrant for my research—I would like to introduce the reader to the successful aging model. A certain

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James K. Beggan

presented in pornography present an atypically large volume of semen, the negative essential qualities of its nature are magnified. The potential unpleasant qualities of semen can be viewed as modeled by porn clips that focus on women reacting to

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Elizabeth J. McLean, Kazuki Yamada, and Cameron Giles

phallocentric model of sexual time could become so dominant. As such, readers who are hesitant to engage with the book due to its focus on phalluses will somewhat miss the point. After all, Gallop herself wants to “excise” the phallus from her book (13), but is

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Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

critically investigate the usefulness of existing models of masculinity and recognize the cultural specificity and how such specificity is configured across vectors of social power such as generation, class, disability, and ethnicity within the diversity of

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“The Dragon Can't Roar”

Analysis of British Expatriate Masculinity in Yusuf Dawood's One Life Too Many

Antony Mukasa Mate

in a state of conflict as women reinvent themselves while men strive to maintain old gender models ( Newell 2009 ). This situation portends a masculine identity crisis. The key protagonist in the text under focus, Sydney Walker, finds himself in this

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Lowry Martin

Saudi Arabia or in conservative Muslim countries such as Morocco, how might the networks of nightspots and revelers, sex workers and clients, unwed single mothers and children, create and challenge dominant heteronormative models of kinship and affective

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On Shock Therapy

Modernist Aesthetics and American Underground Film

William Solomon

demands of combat. I will then seek to demonstrate the profitability of applying Benjamin’s model to two stunning products of American underground film: Marie Menken’s short film Go! Go! Go! (1962–1964) and Jonas Mekas’s much longer Walden (1969). 4

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Biased Render

Indigenous Algorithmic Embodiment in 3D Worlds

Joshua D. Miner

This article explores the digitality of Indigenous bodies within contemporary 3D video games by mainstream and Indigenous developers. Its analysis relies on a critical examination of digital image synthesis via real-time graphics rendering, which algorithmically generates the visible world onscreen from 3D geometries by mapping textures, generating light and shadow, and simulating perceptual phenomena. At a time when physically based, unbiased rendering methods have made photorealistic styles and open-world structures common across AAA games in general, Indigenous game designers have instead employed simplified “low res” styles. Using bias as an interpretive model, this article unpacks how these designers critique mainstream rendering as a cultural-computational practice whose processes are encoded with cultural biases that frame the relation of player and screen body (avatar). The algorithmic production of digitally modeled bodies, as an essential but masked element of video games, offers a territory where Indigenous developers claim aesthetic presence in the medium.

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Damien Smith Pfister

In the wake of the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, the Trump Administration floated the creation of a new governmental agency named HARPA, the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency, modeled after DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, that could explore novel ways of curtailing gun violence. For an administration unwilling to entertain serious legislation to address the problem of gun violence in the United States, HARPA offered a way to appear to be doing something about gun violence. HARPA, advocates maintained, could house a project called SAFEHOME, an acronym for “Stopping Aberrant Events by Helping Overcome Mental Extremes.” SAFEHOME would use “breakthrough technologies with high specificity and sensitivity for early diagnosis of neuropsychiatric violence”; the proposal would draw on data from Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo, and Google Home to predict when someone might be on the cusp of mass violence (Alemany 2019). The guiding assumption of SAFEHOME is that surveillance of this biophysical data, combined with extant surveillance of textual messaging, search patterns, social networking sites, and discussion boards would alert law enforcement officials to a prospective shooter. Think Minority Report (2002, Steven Spielberg) with digital surveillance technology playing the role of psychic precogs. SAFEHOME is probably (hopefully) a nonstarter in serious conversations about gun violence, given the tenuous link between mental health, physical disposition, and violence; the inevitability of data-profiling being articulated to minoritized subjects and false positives (imagine the first time SAFEHOME flags a SWAT team on someone having sex) and obvious concerns about such an invasive surveillance regime. But the very fact that a program like SAFEHOME is posed as a potentially credible solution points to a dimension of surveillance that complements this forum’s discussion of ubiquity: granularity.