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Beyond the Glittering Golden Buddha Statues

Difference and Self-transformation through Buddhist Volunteer Tourism in Thailand

Brooke Schedneck

, uncharacteristically, she is not insulted but instead has learned to “let it go” and not be concerned with how she looks ( Amanda 2010 ). Although these particular differences might not have been expected, it was the distinct social norms and behaviors she encountered

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

Tell My Horse (1938). Totten is especially interested in Hurston’s self-conscious negotiation of anthropological professional norms as well as the way in which she grapples with the task of representing West Indian culture without exploiting it

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Jackie Clarke, Melanie Kay Smith, Margret Jäger, Anne O’Connor, and Robert Shepherd

Serbian community and the unconditional glorification of Bosnian Muslims” is the norm (50). Naef argues that a more balanced retelling of the war would be beneficial. But in the aftermath of a vicious war, during which one side (Serbian militias) inflicted

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Abin Chakraborty

attendant processes of otherizing narrative maneuvers that accepted Christianity and European—particularly English—standards as the norm. Such privileging necessitated the representation of India, the Mughal rulers, and its religious, social, and cultural

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William Nessly, Noel B. Salazar, Kemal Kantarci, Evan Koike, Christian Kahl, and Cyril Isnart

constructed identities that transcended dominant Japanese gender norms by acting out such roles as the tomboy and the masculine female. Moreover, Satsuka analyzes effectively the conflicting meanings of the Japanese word for “freedom,” “jiyū,” which draws from

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Nicholas F. Russell

the norm. Most of the cities and towns had many fine houses and were quite admirable. The great city of Nan-kang was said to be “well built, and populous”; Kau-yeu had “magnificent” suburbs, full of large, connected buildings; Whay-ngnan has

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Stepping through the Silver Screen

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

Anne Rees

was comforted to learn, traditional gender norms remained unchallenged, the nuclear family was intact, and the evils of materialism were beyond reach. The “glamorous film stars…divorce rate, teen-agers and child delinquents” of her lurid imaginings

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In the Eyes of Some Britons

Aleppo, an Enlightenment City

Mohammad Sakhnini

Church of England in a city where to be different—culturally and religiously—was the norm rather than the exception, as Aleppo, as Robson noted, included people from all over the world. Maundrell expressed the idea that to be among others and to be

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Captured by Texts

Travel Tales of Captivity in Rabbinic Literature

Joshua Levinson

analysis of this significant artifact, remarks that the “ideal concept of Greek love is transformed into a master-slave relationship that was in keeping with the social and sexual norms of Roman lovemaking.” He pays specific attention to the depiction of

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Autobiography, Journalism, and Controversy

Freya Stark's Baghdad Sketches

Mary Henes

This article examines Freya Stark's life-writing over a forty-year period in order to shed light on her experience of Baghdad from 1929 to 1933. The article focuses on Stark's resistance to expected feminine norms of the British community, and contextualizes her experience alongside that of Gertrude Bell and Stefana Drower. Stark's experiences, and those of Drower, reveal the ways in which British women resisted the mundane expatriate lifestyle, and gained a great deal of cultural understanding though their interaction with Iraqis. Furthermore, the article discusses Stark's work at the Baghdad Times, a literary apprenticeship that also led to the publication of Baghdad Sketches. The article not only highlights the plurality of autobiographical presentation characteristic of Stark's oeuvre, but also reveals how Stark refashioned her experiences throughout her life, taking into account her changing status and the different political and cultural climates in which the works were published.