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The Aesthetic of Grotesque in Lu Yang's Delusional Mandala and Delusional World

Gabriel Remy-Handfield

modern subjectivity as well as of sanctioned boundaries of corporeality and normativity. The distinctions between what is considered real or illusory, 2 normal or abnormal, visible and invisible, are reconfigured through the grotesque. In what follows, I

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Karsavina, Mallarmé, and Mauclair

A Literary pas de trois in Early Twentieth-Century Dance Criticism

Sasha Rasmussen

, and to trace the ways in which Karsavina's dancing body was invoked in wider debates surrounding corporeality and the potential of dance as an art form. La ballerine illetrée : Mallarmé's Conception of Dance Mallarmé's brief yet complex writings

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Physically Distant – Socially Intimate

Reflecting on Public Performances of Resistance in a Pandemic Situation

Marion Hamm

mediated micro-interactions enacted in three homes in Italy, Austria and the United Kingdom. This resulted in an analytical framework detailing three layers of social intimacy: spatial/corporeal materiality, biography and mediation. Anthropologists and

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Becoming Other, Becoming More

Ontological Continuity in Fictional Feminist Transsexual Autobiography

Jasper Lauderdale

) narrativization, whether or not said body succeeds in or seeks to transcend the liminal realm of corporeal illegibility. Taking another, squarely juridical angle on transsexual narrativization, Robin Conley addresses the temporal dimension of identity construction

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“Let Us Be Giants”

Masculinity Nostalgia and Military Edutainment in South Asian War Comics

Tehmina Pirzada

masculinity nostalgia through patrilineal histories, Haider and Siachen embrace a corporeal worldview in which the hero's muscular appearance marks him as a bearer of masculine power. In Haider , Bhatti's physical power is encoded through culturally

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Corporeality As a Weapon: Siegmund Breibart's Embodiment of Muskeljudentum

Matthew J. Sherman

Ideations of corporeality are situated at the crux of "muscular Judaism" in early twentieth- century Europe. The sporting event was viewed as a battlefield for equalization. In the ideological context of Muskeljudentum, the apathy of Talmudjudentum (Talmudic Judaism) was replaced by exercise, in which the strengthening of the corporeal would rejuvenate the psychical. Jewish strongman Siegmund Breitbart capitalized on his masculine feats of strength and aesthetic appeal by creating public performances, which displayed not only militarized corporeality, but also provided a stage for the promotion of "muscular Judaism," through both symbolic and literal representations of Zionist ideology. Breitbart reappropriated masculine Jewish corporeality, embodied corporeal notions of reciprocity at the core of Muskeljudentum, and found individual agency through the militarized aesthetic and motion of his body.

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Corporeal performance in contemporary ethnonationalist movements

The changing body politic of Basque and Catalan secessionism

Mariann Vaczi and Cameron J Watson

Over the past ten years, the Catalan independence movement has intensified and gained considerable social support. State–region relations hit bottom in late 2019, when demonstrations and night street fights occurred as a result of the Constitutional Court decision to imprison Catalan pro‐independence politicians. In the Basque Country, a reverse process may be observed: after decades of its violent ‘Troubles’, the Basque Country now enjoys peace and channels its pro‐independence politics in formal directions. Beyond discursive messages, the Basque and Catalan movements have deployed body techniques to call attention to their political objectives. The historically changing moods and dispositions of the two movements may be traced through the corporeal performance techniques they have chosen as their symbols and allegories. The hand, palm, fist, skin, touch and verticality become ideological configurations that reproduce political imaginaries that express the dispositions, risks and desires of nationalist constructions.

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Corporeal moderation

Digital labour as affective good

Rae Jereza

Digital labour scholars have produced insightful analyses of the unpaid, creative, affective labour performed by users on social media platforms. Meanwhile, an increasing number of scholars have been studying the hidden labour of content moderators: underpaid, contingent workers who enable the sanitised online spaces that users take for granted by removing disturbing content. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork with third‐party Facebook content moderators in the USA and Ireland, I argue that the case of content moderation affords us a new way of putting these approaches into conversation with one another. Specifically, I illustrate how content moderators perform affective labour – for themselves and for the platform – in ways that make possible the monetisation of users’ cultural activities. In doing so, I draw attention to the human costs of maintaining user ‘safety’ and thus the profitability of large social media platforms.

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Discipline and the other body: correction, corporeality, colonialism edited by Pierce, Steven and Anupama Rao


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Soul Encounters: Emotions, Corporeality, and the Matter of Belief in a Bornean Village

Liana Chua

This article centers on the somatic modes through which ghosts, spirits, and other unseen beings are apprehended as felt experiences by the Bidayuh, an indigenous group of Malaysian Borneo. Such experiences reveal a local epistemology of supernatural encounters that associates vision with normality and its suspension with both sensory and social liminality. The second half of the article explores how this model has been extended to contemporary Bidayuh Christianity, thus rendering God, Jesus, and other personages viscerally real in people's lives. Drawing on the ethnography and recent developments in the anthropology of religion, I argue that these 'soul encounters' hold important theoretical and methodological lessons for anthropologists, pushing us to reshape our conceptions of belief, as well as our approaches to the study of ostensibly intangible religious phenomena.