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‘People-Place-Process’ and Attachment in the Museum

A New Paradigm for Understanding Belonging?

Susannah Eckersley

processes and attachments to the idea of ‘home’, belonging and place among both German and Polish residents of Görlitz-Zgorzelec, a town that straddles the River Neisse and therefore the national border between these two countries since 1945. Large

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Silvia M. Bell

Circularity, a salient theme in the film Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1999), is explored as a symbol that points to a consideration of issues central to psychic life. The movie sets up an expectation—two lives will be brought together to recreate a former blissful union, and complete a circle that defies finality, separation, and loss. It succeeds in creating a dialectic between two tensions, the experience of separateness where each person is a circle unto oneself, and the longing to be encircled with an "other" in a union that promises safety and permanence. The wish for fusion versus merger with the loved one is discussed in the context of traumatic loss and soul blindness. These early experiences interfere with healthy mourning and determine the reliance on magic and regressive compromise that contributes to a tragic outcome.

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Ambiguous Attachments and Industrious Nostalgias

Heritage Narratives of Russian Old Believers in Romania

Cristina Clopot

2013: 17 ), such as the cross discussed above, the discourses of continuity and the challenges of preserving heritage today. A discussion of multiple place-attachments towards their homeland and the host community is also problematised. This analysis is

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Pleasure and Dementia

On Becoming an Appreciating Subject

Annelieke Driessen

enacted, how they become appreciating subjects in relational engagements with their sociomaterial environments. 3 I use Emilie Gomart and Antoine Hennion’s work on passion as a form of attachment (1999) as a methodological starting point to studying

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Torben Grodal

Based on film examples and evolutionary psychology, this article discusses why viewers are fascinated not only with funny and pleasure-evoking films, but also with sad and disgust-evoking ones. This article argues that although the basic emotional mechanisms are made to avoid negative experiences and approach pleasant ones, a series of adaptations modify such mechanisms. Goal-setting in narratives implies that a certain amount of negative experiences are gratifying challenges, and comic mechanisms make it possible to deal with negative social emotions such as shame. Innate adaptations make negative events fascinating because of the clear survival value, as when children are fascinated by stories about loss of parental attachment. Furthermore, it seems that the interest in tragic stories ending in death is an innate adaptation to reaffirm social attachment by the shared ritual of sadness, often linked to acceptance of group living and a tribal identity.

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Home and Away

Place Appreciation and Purposeful Relocation in Later Life

Neil Thin

Introduction: Place Attachment and Place Transcendence All of man’s miseries come from one thing: not knowing how to sit quietly in a room. (Blaise Pascal, Pensées ) We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing

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Fantasies of the Good Life

Responding to Rape Culture in 13 Reasons Why

Cameron Greensmith and Jocelyn Sakal Froese

attachments that are wicked and not merely inconvenient or tragic … The subjects who have x in their lives might not well endure the loss of their object/scene of desire, even though its presence threatens their well-being, because whatever the content of

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Jeffrey B. Griswold

's engagement of Jacobean politics in relation to spying, authoritarianism and British union, thinking about the political in the play has recently shifted to imagine how Shakespeare theorises political action and political attachment. 1 This shift in approach

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Thither and Back Again

An Exploration of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sue Emmy Jennings

sure That we are awake? It seems to me That yet we sleep. We dream                               (4.1.192–193) I feel passionate about early child development through playful and imaginative attachment, and also Shakespeare's plays. Since

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Giving and Taking without Reciprocity

Conversations in South India and the Anthropology of Ethics

Soumhya Venkatesan

good or ‘good enough’ lives. They also point to the striving toward appropriate forms of attachment and detachment in social relations. The ethnography that informs this article is drawn from two distinct research projects, both in Tamil Nadu, a state