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Looking at Assam

The American Baptist Missionary and Assamese Modernity

Nandana Dutta

In the troubled area of “Assamese modernity” studies, always caught in the shadow of the Bengal Renaissance and its confident march toward cultural reawakening, the American Baptist Missionary is an important figure “looking” at the people, culture, and land in ways that are crucially different from the British. For this article's argument, it is the account produced by British administrator William Robinson, along with the letter he wrote on the Assamese language establishing it as a dialect of the Bengali, that bear examination alongside the writings of the Americans and, most specifically, Nathan Brown and Miles Bronson, who were best equipped and therefore most convincing and articulate in a counter effort to prove the separateness of the Assamese language. I look back at this corpus of writings that constitute an early debate on the identity of the Assamese and suggest that Assam's long history of resistant cultural politics and its peculiarly schizophrenic identity-making process may be traced to this early polarization of discourse between the British and Americans. While it might be too reductionist to claim that Assamese modernity is a legacy of the Americans, unlike the largely British inspired Bengal Renaissance, it is still worthwhile to examine the legacy of American Baptist missionaries in order to understand and distinguish Assamese modernity from the Bengali.

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“Looking for One's Life”

Trapped Mobilities and Adventure in Morocco

Sébastien Bachelet

. Contrary to his older and stouter roommates, Idrissa looked too frail to get the kind of arduous, casual work migrants could find on construction sites. Idrissa got by thanks to support from a Catholic NGO, help from his roommates, and occasional gifts of

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‘Coming To Look Alike’

Materializing Affinity in Japanese Foster and Adoptive Care

Kathryn E. Goldfarb

good for each child. Here, look at this photograph of an adoptive family—see, over time their faces come to look alike [ dandan, kao wa nitekuru ] don’t they? Please look here.” He paused on a photograph of a couple with a young child and then moved

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Looking for Something to Signify

Something to Signify Gender Performance and Cuban Masculinity in Viva

David Yagüe González

—now Viva—into their ranks. While at first the choice of Viva seems ill-advised (his performance is timid and unenergetic), the second night everything seems to be going well for the performer. The drag queens look out from their dressing room into a full

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To travel is to Look, to Look is to Relate

Identity and Otherness in the Account of Otto Nordenskjöld (1902)

Eduardo Gallegos and Jaime Otazo

world. In this sense, and following Baudrillard (2010) in his definition of obscenity, the catastrophe appears as a closeness that goes beyond the scenic dimension: “… when you are in obscenity, there is no scene or game, the distance of the look is

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Looking Awry at Georgian Caricature

Lacan and the Satirists

David Morgan

gaze into the world, the world gazes at me, scrutinises me and so defines my existence as a social being. I become a subject of the gaze of the Other. As Lacan says, ‘in the scopic field, the gaze is outside, I am looked at, that is to say, I am a

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Looking for the child soldier

The judicial investigation in the case of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

Milena Jakšić

riddled with inconsistencies or vagueness ( Hola and Bouwknegt 2019 ). Yet a blind spot remains in the literature on the participation of child soldiers in trials: how is a child soldier produced? How is one found? How are they made to look like an ideal

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Religion through the Looking Glass

Fieldwork, Biography, and Authorship in Southwest China and Beyond

Katherine Swancutt

to interpret Bahmat’s thought, which, as I learned in follow-up text messages, were not fully clear to him either. But a simple look at the etymology of meili , which is a compound work like many Mandarin terms, sheds some poignant light on his

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Looking for the Way Out

The Attribution of Treatment Responsibility among Greek and German Actors in the Eurozone Crisis Debate

Jochen Roose, Moritz Sommer, and Maria Kousis

). Thus, while we look at demands—that is, the attribution of treatment responsibility—voiced in the public debate on the Eurozone crisis with a particular focus on Greece and Germany, we contextualize our data in two ways. First, we concentrate on the

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Luna Dolezal

Jean-Paul Sartre's account of the Look in Being and Nothingness is not straightforward and many conflicting interpretations have arisen due to apparent contradictions in Sartre's own writing. The Look, for Sartre, demonstrates how the self gains thematic awareness of the body, forming a public and self-conscious sense of how the body appears to others and, furthermore, illustrates affective and social aspects of embodied being. In this article, I will critically explore Sartre's oft-cited voyeur vignette in order to provide a coherent account of the Look and to illustrate the significance of intersubjectivity and self-consciousness in Sartre's work. Through considering Sartre's voyeur vignette and other examples of reflective self-consciousness, this article will examine epistemological, self-evaluative and ontological concerns in the constitution of reflective self-consciousness. It will be contended that Sartre's accounts of the Look and reflective self-consciousness within social relations can provide insight into the intersubjective nature of the shaping of the body and the significance of self-presentation within the social realm.