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Mary Beth Oliver and Tilo Hartmann

This article extends current theorizing in media psychology on audience responses to cinema by examining individuals' perceptions of meaningfulness. Specifically, it presents the results of a study designed to expand upon research on psychological and subjective well-being to experiences and memories of films that are perceived as particularly meaningful by viewers. Characteristics and themes of such films are examined and identified, as well as the specific emotional responses that accompany perceptions of meaningful cinema.

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Recapturing the Lost

Digitalized Memories of the Rhodesian Bush War

Ane Marie Ørbø Kirkegaard

convey. The soldiers pose, eat, joke, hide, wait, relax, chat, and prepare for, or come from, combat, allowing us, the onlookers, a short glance at a soldiers’ simple but intensely meaningful everyday life at the front or in camp. The commercial films

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Leslie Paul Thiele and Marshall Young

prudence can be gained from a wide variety of life experiences, but only upon one condition. The experiences in question have to be made meaningful through stories. A penchant for stories is often seen as the vestige of youth. In a mature society, like a

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Joseph J. Long

which social care practitioners can be empowered to undertake research. The relational nature of anthropological investigation is also proposed as a means to include supported autistic people meaningfully in research through collaboration with

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Building Dignity?

Tracing Rights, Discretion, and Negotiation within a Norwegian Labor Activation Program

Erika Gubrium, Leah Johnstone, and Ivar Lødemel

the labor market. The second related to whether participants and caseworkers had a meaningful voice in co-negotiating the terms of activation during the program. In the concluding section, we discuss how these connections may have enhanced shame or

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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

is one that presents a reationship between the sayable and the visible … The visible can be arranged in meaningful tropes; words deploy a visibility that can be blinding.” Language here is generally considered to be of an audio-visual nature, since

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Terms of Silence

Weaknesses in Corporate and Law Enforcement Responses to Cyberviolence against Girls

Suzanne Dunn, Julie S. Lalonde, and Jane Bailey

argue that institutions responsible for addressing girls’ online harassment need to provide transparent and effective reporting systems that address cyberviolence meaningfully. We recognize that a multifaceted approach that addresses girls’ immediate

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Traversing Fields

Affective Continuities across Muslim and Christian Settings in Berlin

Omar Kasmani and Dominik Mattes

How can diverse religious groups, otherwise distinct, be brought into a meaningful relation with each another? What methodological possibilities emerge or foreclose when two researchers work with affect as a common framework in different prayer

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To Be or Not to Be a Hero

Recognition and Citizenship among Disabled Veterans of the Sri Lankan Army

Matti Weisdorf and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

times, emasculating—particularly in evaluative juxtaposition to the very physical lives the veterans used to lead as soldiers. Despite material boons, then, the embodied lives of the veterans made it a struggle for the veterans to pursue meaningful

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Alexandra Senfft

’, the survivors and their families. For as long as one hides the facts, any meaningful dialogue is bound to lack authenticity and may just be a means of seeking relief. Der Lange Schatten der Täter thus also reflects my own development from the