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Sur les traces de Michel Crozier en Amérique

Verités au pays de veritas

Michel Anteby

proches de ses travaux, à savoir la sociologie et la psychologie des organisations. Une empreinte légère en Amérique Nous savons que le nombre de citations représente une image arbitraire et biaisée de l’impact des travaux d’un chercheur, favorisant la

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Acts Is Acts

Tautology and Theopolitical Form

Maria José de Abreu

performative, John Austin (1962) suggests that its explicit powers lie in how it makes clear what kind of speech act the utterance is. In response to Austin, as well as to John Searle (1969) , Derrida (1982) maintains that citation underwrites

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Jeremy Schonfield

Avot blessing The Patriarchs Blessing, arguably one of the earliest examples of the blessing formula, is composed almost entirely of biblical citations, allusions or echoes, each of which functions as an ‘intertext’. That is to say, the original

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Sharon A. Kowalsky

Award (see the citation “In Recognition: Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild” following this introduction). In addition, Emily Gioielli's article, “‘Home Is Home No Longer’: Political Struggle in the Domestic Sphere in Postarmistice Hungary, 1919–1922,” which

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Recentering the South in Studies of Migration

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

citation. In so doing, this introduction highlights a number of issues that Migration and Society will be exploring further, both through subsequent volumes and through editorial priorities. Redressing Eurocentrism in Migration Studies It has

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Melissa Feinberg

Source citation: “The Decline of Family Life,” Item #687/54, 29 January 1954, Open Society Archive, Budapest (HU-OSA), fond 300–1-2 (Records of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty Research Institute: General Records: Information Items), microfilm reel 33. This source is also available in the Open Society Archive’s online collection. The online citation is: “The Decline of Family Life,” 29 January 1954. HU-OSA300–1-2–43100; Records of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Institute: General Records: Information Items.–4fdb-a45a-4b059f4dceeb (accessed 1.10.2015).

This translation is published with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036.

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Drag Acts

Performativity, Subversion and the AIDS Poetry of Rafael Campo and Mark Doty

Joanne Rendell

According to Judith Butler, gender, although seemingly essential and fixed, is a series of corporeal acts and gestures which iterate or repeat cultural norms. She argues, in fact, that it is the very citationality of gender that makes it appear natural, inherent and internal. Drawing on Jacques Derrida’s ‘Signature, Event, Context’, an article which argues that the performative speech act is not a singular act but instead ‘a reiteration of a norm or set of norms’, Butler therefore poses the notion of gender as ‘performative’. She is always quick to point out that this does not mean gender is performance, in the sense of being a conscious and optional act. In an Althusserian vein, Butler instead sees the subject as compelled and interpellated into subjectivity through the compulsory imitation and continual citation of gender. Drag, according to Butler, reveals this performativity by its parodic play on gender roles, and she argues that drag can serve a ‘subversive function’

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Francisca Lladó


This article analyses the various components of a graphic novel, El Perdón y la furia [Forgiveness and Fury] by Antonio Altarriba and Keko, about the Baroque painter José de Ribera. It does so within a framework drawn from art history and studies the transgressive role of images through citation, intertextual borrowing, or creation by Keko in the manner of Ribera. A comparative analysis of the artist's biography and the graphic narration uncovers a series of parallels between historically attested and fictitious events that can be seen as the common thread in a thriller based on the fight against power. It concludes by returning to the same themes within a contemporary setting, while Ribera's story and that of his present-day fictional counterpart simultaneously reveal human truths.

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Changing Colors of Money

Tips, Commissions, and Ritual in Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Jackie Feldman

The movement of money in Christian pilgrimage is a profound mirror of cultural classifications. By examining tips, commissions, and souvenir purchases in Holy Land pilgrimages, I show how the transfer of monies activates a series of multiple, complex relationships between Jewish guides, Palestinian drivers, and Christian pilgrims. I identify the 'colors'—or moral values—of salaries, tips, and commissions that change hands as 'white', 'black', or 'gray' monies and correlate these colors with particular discourses and degrees of transparency. I then illustrate how prayer, rituals, and the citation of scripture may 'bleach' these monies, transforming tips into 'love offerings' and souvenir purchases into aids to spiritual development or charity to local communities, while fostering relationships and conveying messages across religious and cultural lines. Far from being a universal 'acid' that taints human relationships, pilgrimage monies demonstrate how, through the exchange of goods, people are able to create and maintain spiritual values.

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Richard Handler

There has been much anthropological ink spilled over the question of “structure” and “agency,” but those of us who have been spilling it over the last couple of decades do not often think of this activity as an example of the very process we are theorizing. Or, to phrase it another way, how many of us working on what we see as the ‘cutting edge’ maintain explicitly in consciousness the connectedness of our cutting-edge work to past work? True, most of us cite revered ancestors or respected contemporaries, but the politics of citation is one thing, an appreciation of meaningful intellectual genealogies quite another. I will admit that I have on occasion cited work I have not read, simply to avoid a referee’s anticipated objection or to bow to disciplinary fashion; but I will also admit to occasional feelings of despair underpinned by the old notion that “there’s nothing new under the sun.” That is, whether or not I bother to cite predecessors, I operate under the assumption that whatever I might figure out in “my work” will have been figured out by someone else, and probably by many other people on many other occasions.