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New Mobilities, Spaces, and Ideas to Market

European Travel Writers and the Making of a Genre—Comment

Steven D. Spalding

enjoyable piece, the author looks at the history of representations of the crossing-the-equator rituals that took place on journeys from Europe to Brazil. This curious ritual is the crux of knowledge production in Bies’s case study. The successive

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Filmmaking at a Crossroads

Ulrike Ottinger’s Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia Goes off the Rails

Grace An

, performance, and ritual on the eve of globalization in the late 1980s. The Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) retrospective screening in September 2017 pulled it from the margins for a privileged moment, summoning travelers for another journey through Ottinger

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Tracey Reimann-Dawe

opportunity for Germany to gain the international recognition and prestige associated with exploratory success. Afrikareisende structure their lives around such ritual celebrations in the Western calendar and thereby reinforce the presence of their

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At the Threshold to the New World

Equator Crossings, Sunsets, and Claude Lévi-Strauss’s Tristes Tropiques

Michael Bies

perspective. 4 By contrast, this study posits that crossings do not necessarily have to be celebrated through special ceremonies and rituals in order to be perceived as momentous events, and considers instead the form and function of the representation of

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The “Mangle” of Human Practice

Museu do Amanhã’s Artistic Staging as a Socioscientific Narrative on Climate Change

Rodanthi Tzanelli

the structure lies the Australian aboriginal tjurunga , a symbol of learning, fertility, ritual power, and the ability to cope with change, which befits Brazilian notions of resilience ( gambiarra ), coping, and well-being ( buen vivir ). This

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Ovarian Psycos

An Urban Cadence of Power and Precarity

Jennifer Ruth Hosek

childhood house, circumstances that Xela describes as growing up in a “postcolonized, traditional, Mexican home.” In contrast, the young woman asserts the value of women in indigenous Mexican culture. The Ovarian Psycos practice indigenous rituals to

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Kai Syng Tan

“first world” rituals of voluntary mass suffering. The intention of such a mash-up is to provoke viewers to interrogate their own hypocrisies and to critique the lazy demonization of migrants by mainstream media and Nimbies. The map resembles a publicity

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Florian Krobb and Dorit Müller

presentation; and then the process of transformation that knowledge undergoes in the texts themselves and in the relay to readers. Rituals—that is, the “staging” of experience—can occasionally substitute for explicit verbalization of knowledge content, while at

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Florian Krobb

terminology that conveys a decisively European understanding; the “unknowability” of Africa is implicitly associated with this “cult,” its rituals and its alleged secrecy, which, in the European mind, conceals something potentially sinister and untoward. The

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Alessandro Jedlowski

turned out to be a bad idea. Larry’s mother had in fact decided that since Larry and Venus had not yet performed the traditional marriage, Venus should go through a series of rituals to ensure Larry’s family of her loyalty and fidelity to Larry