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From Exoticism to Authenticity

Textbooks during French Colonization and the Modern Literature of Global Tourism

Claudine Moïse

as fairly as possible, correlate them with other utterances.” 18 As far as this article is concerned, we will attempt to see to what extent discourses on exoticism and authenticity are both steeped in their era and also how they can be seen as

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Authenticity, hybridity, and difference

Debating national identity in twentieth-century Mexico

Wil G. Pansters

This article studies the transformation of the debate about national culture in twentieth-century Mexico by looking at the complex relationship between discourses of authenticity and mestizaje. The article firstly demonstrates how in the first half of the twentieth century, Mexican national identity was constructed out of a state-led program of mestizaje, thereby supposedly giving rise to a new and authentic identity, the mestizo (nation). Secondly, it is argued that the authentication project around mestizaje is riddled with paradoxes that require explanation. Thirdly, the article studies the political dimension of the authenticity discourse and demonstrates how the homogenizing and unifying forces that spring from the process of authentication played an important role in buttressing an authoritarian regime. Fourthly, the article looks at two recent developments: indigenous cultural politics and transnationalism. Here it is shown how discourses of difference, pluralism, and transnationalism are challenging the central tenets of Mexican post-revolutionary national culture and the boundaries of the national Self.

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Authority, Authenticity, and the Epistemic Legacies of Cold War Area Studies

Some Reflections on Women's History and State Socialism in Eastern Europe

Kristen Ghodsee and Agnieszka Mrozik

want to examine the history of knowledge production about the former Eastern Bloc within the US and East European academic contexts to explore how debates about authority and authenticity in contemporary women's history are embedded in the deeper

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Authenticity and Aspiration

Exploring the CBBC Television Tween

Sarah Godfrey

explore the ways in which CBBC proffers images of tween girlhood that connect to broader discursive impulses of authenticity, aspiration, agency, and empowerment within global tween cultures but which do so in ways that are distinctly informed by their

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The Authentic Person’s Limited Bad Faith

Sarah Horton

I argue that Jean-Paul Sartre’s treatment of bad faith and authenticity indicates not only that it is impossible for practical reasons to entirely avoid bad faith but also that authenticity itself entails a certain degree of bad faith

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Authentic Love and the Mother-Child Relationship

Catrin Gibson

love can be achieved through a personal conversion from bad faith to authenticity. This article, however, adopts a different approach. Whilst we remain situated in a patriarchal society, there is little hope of adult men and women undergoing the

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Sartre, Bad Faith and Authentic Decolonial Interventions

Leshaba Lechaba

inflicted on the marginalized, their praxis to repudiate the dominant hegemonic system should reject bad faith and instead strive for authenticity insofar as decolonial interventions are imperative. The Concept of Bad Faith The significance of the

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Sartre on Authenticity

Yiwei Zheng

While the notion of “bad faith” remains stable in Jean-Paul Sartre’s early philosophy, the notions of “pure reflection” and “good faith” undergo significant changes. In Being and Nothingness,2 pure reflection was presented as a necessary but not sufficient condition for authenticity,3 whereas in Notebooks for an Ethics ,4 ‘pure reflection’ and ‘authenticity’ seemed to refer to the same consciousness (although with different emphasis)5 (NE, 12, 472-482, 515). In Being and Nothingness, the project of good faith was introduced as a corrupted mode of being, which, like bad faith, stands in contrast to authenticity (EN, 108-111; BN, 113-116), whereas in Notebooks for an Ethics, Sartre did not seem to distinguish good faith from authenticity (NE, 12).

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Travel Writers and Traveling Writers in Australasia

Responses to Travel Literatures and the Problem of Authenticity

Helen Bones

a similar assumption) have responded in the same way? If he had thought of her as a travel writer, or a traveling writer, would his expectations regarding authenticity have been different? How is authenticity established? A feature of Western

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Identity and Relation

Praxis, Bad Faith, Severed Ties, and Possible African Remedies

Ettienne Smook

the acquisition of objects, capable only of marginally differentiating us from others. Nonetheless, albeit superficial, this marginal differentiation, due to individuals’ obsession with the self, expresses an ostensible authenticity and individuation