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Stephan Dudeck

.95 (paperback). ISBN 978-1-941830-38-3 This small book of 78 pages including short essays and a few poems could easily escape attention if one did not recognize the authors’ powerful message. In short form, they present the essence of what unites indigenous

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Mohamed Assaf and Kate Clanchy

These poems were not, as their elegiac, melancholic tone seems to imply, written by a 60-something exile remembering his childhood, but by a small Syrian boy with a grubby collar and a large football, named Mohamed Assaf. He is not an easy child: he

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Uralic Imaginations on Film

Markku Lehmuskallio and Anastasia Lapsui in Siberia and the Circumpolar World

Kathleen Osgood

Starting with instructional films about Finnish forestry in the 1970s, Markku Lehmuskallio has taken his cinematic vision progressively northward. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Leh mus kallio started intensive work among the Nenets, ultimately collaborating with Anastasia Lapsui to make remarkable “film poems“ among northern peoples at the edges of the world. Perhaps most impressive of their extensive Giron Film productions are the awardwinning Seven Songs of the Tundra (2000) and Earth Evocation (2009). This review essay focuses on their methods of representation of northern, native peoples over the course of their filmmaking career.

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The True Story of Gundagai’s Dog on the Tuckerbox

Tourists, Truth, and the Insouciance of Souvenirs

Richard White

Straten 2012 ). There were already mentions of Gundagai in the work of Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson. Going still further back there was a poem about a dog and a tuckerbox, which had a local notoriety. And that would become the focus of the memorial. I

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Theophilus Kwek

All titles (in bold), and some lines in the poem are taken directly from the Flash Report of the OHCHR’s Mission to Bangladesh, ‘Interviews with Rohingyas Fleeing from Myanmar since 9 October 2016’, published on 3 February, 2017 and available at

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(Re)sounding Histories

On the Temporalities of the Media Event

Penelope Papailias

happened. Many of the lines in the memorial song were taken directly from the many poems that friends and strangers had sent to Pisli’s father (see fig. 4 and fig. 5 ). Like all his memorial songs, and in contrast to his commercial repertoire, this was a

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A Journey to Australia

Travel, Media, and the Politics of Representation

Helen Bones

suggest, as a quintessential representation of an Australian country town. It is the inspiration for an impressive number of iconic poems and ballads in the Australian nationalist tradition, such as Banjo Paterson’s “The Road to Gundagai,” Jack Moses

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Aftandil Erkinov

For centuries poetry was the most important arts genre in Central Asia. In order to be recognised as a member of the educated classes, it was obligatory to learn hundreds of poems. Even the Soviet regime (1922-1991) exploited the Uzbek people's love of poetry for its own political ends - the propagation of communist ideology. However, linked to the processes of globalisation, interest in poetry has diminished considerably in Uzbekistan over the past several years. People have become less attracted to the romance of poetry than to actual business, benefits and material values. To modern Uzbek society, poems come only in the form of lyrics for popular music. Globalisation has made poetry a minor genre among the Uzbek arts. To be a poet had been a respected profession for centuries. Now it has lost its prestige, as former poets turn to other occupations.

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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

began beating their bare chests to the rhythm of the poem that filled the air. The intermingling of a symphony of hands beating chests, the suffering narrated in the epic, the darkness of the mosque, the continuous tears and cries of mourners, the

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“Save the Men!”

Demographic Decline and the Public Response in the Late Soviet Period

Tricia Starks

-grandfathers. A current rarity.” Notes 1 Boris Urlanis, “Beregite muzhchin,” Literaturnaia gazeta , 24 July 1968, 12. 2 See, for example, the poems by Iurii Blagov, “Beregite muzhchin!” Krokodil , no. 21 (1974): 12; and Vladimir Volin, “Beregite muzhchin