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The Mining of History, Cognitive Disorder and Spiritualism in Olivia Plender’s A Stellar Key to the Summerland

Dan Smith

progress. The idea of a promise of New Jerusalem resonates through much of Plender’s work, and is brought into sharp focus in A Stellar Key to the Summerland . The book offers a partial historical narrative relating to Spiritualism, described in the

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Mariske Westendorp, Bruno Reinhardt, Reinaldo L. Román, Jon Bialecki, Alexander Agadjanian, Karen Lauterbach, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Kate Yanina DeConinck, Jack Hunter, Ioannis Kyriakakis, Magdalena Crăciun, Roger Canals, Cristina Rocha, Khyati Tripathi, Dafne Accoroni, and George Wu Bayuga

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil CLARK, Emily Suzanne, A Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans , 280 pp., notes, index. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Hardback, $34

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Elisabeth C. Macknight

toured the Low Countries before setting up shop in Delft. Engravings and paintings are deployed in tracing Joris's transition from Anabaptism to spiritualism, which prompted his move to the safety of Antwerp as authorities cracked down on seditious

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Deconstructing Sartre

Alfred Betschart

German associationism. Like Colonna d'Istria, these philosophers were of the opinion that philosophy is mainly psychology. The first major representative of this current was Maine de Biran, the father of French spiritualism. Of greater importance was

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The Anthropology of Ontology Meets the Writing Culture Debate

Is Reconciliation Possible?

Rane Willerslev

important direction by offering novel insights into wider social movements—communism, Christianity, environmentalism, Daoist revivals, socialism, post-socialism, spiritualism—that shape local thinkers’, and subsequently professional anthropologists’, ideas

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Duress and Messianism in French Moyen-Congo

Meike J. de Goede

Matsouanist spiritualism today, but it has its roots in the internalization of the hardship faced by Amicalists: “O Matsoua, O Matsoua, We are your orphans and we pray. We are your orphans Because you have started a difficult struggle And we have accepted

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Anthropological Knowledge Making, the Reflexive Feedback Loop, and Conceptualizations of the Soul

Katherine Swancutt and Mireille Mazard

practices, concepts, or even ‘traditions’ that comprise them. These can include not only animistic rites, Christian liturgy, and Marxist materialism, but also ethnographic methodology, environmentalism, spiritualism, technoscience, and contemporary

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Dearly Departed

Communicating with the Dead in the Digital Age

Jennifer Huberman

activity and posthumous communication, and even feature in movements such as Victorian spiritualism and popular use of the Ouija board at the turn of the twentieth century … As contemporary designers, we often underplay the “ethereality” of the “Ethernet

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Maggie Gray, Kees Ribbens, Sebastian Domsch, and Dyfrig Jones

) or the international vogue of spiritualism (Christine Ferguson), all the way to revisionary graphic novels (Heidi Kaufman on Will Eisner's Fagin the Jew ), metafictional adaptations from Switzerland and Poland (Monika Pietrzak-Franger on Nicolas

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Gauguin and Van Gogh Meet the Ninth Art

Postmodernism and Myths about Great Artists

Matthew Screech

spiritualism into the landscapes, as Gauguin did. 86 However, the mythical tale is just another imaginary construct. Gauguin oscillating to and from the spirit world strains credibility. Meanwhile, some sequences emphasise the story's artificiality. A double