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Sex and Death in Quebec

Female AutobioBD and Julie Doucet's Changements d'adresses

Catriona MacLeod

In comparison to the U.S. market, the trend for autobiographical sequential art arrived late within the history of the francophone bande dessinée. Its rising popularity throughout the 1990s and into the new millennium coincided, and to an extent connected, with another belated development in the French-language industry however: that of the growing presence of the female artist. This article considers the strong presence of life narratives in bandes dessinées created by women, before presenting a case-study examining the manipulation of the medium to an autobiographical end in Québécoise artist Julie Doucet's 1998 Changements d'adresses ['Changes of Addresses']. It considers how, in this coming-of-age narrative set first in Montreal and then New York, Doucet utilises the formal specificity of the bande dessinée to emphasise both the fragmentation and then reintegration of her hybrid enunciating instances. It further examines Doucet's usage of the life-narrative bande dessinée to oppose her representation from that of the disruptive male figures in her life, whose sexual presence in her personal evolution is often connected to images of dysfunction and death, finally suggesting via this examination of Julie Doucet and Changements d'adresses the particular suitability of female-created life narratives to feminist reappropriations of the francophone bande dessinée.

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Fates Worse Than Death

Destruction and Social Attachment in Timor-Leste

Gabriel Tusinski

importance of bodily injury and death over the destruction of material architectural structures. Despite the fact that house destruction has featured prominently in Timorese repertoires of violence—indeed, 5,000–8,000 houses were destroyed in violence between

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Waiting

Anticipation and Episodic Time

Cheryl Mattingly

waiting for? Second, what kind of temporal horizon does this open up? My first question may seem odd. I have already announced that she is waiting for death and, soon after she joined the study, the oncologist delivered a definite time frame: two months

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The Lived Temporalities of Prognosis

Fixing and Unfixing Futures

Dikaios Sakellariou, Nina Nissen, and Narelle Warren

, who lived with motor neurone disease (MND), these tensions were foregrounded when the biomedically prognosticated early death did not arrive, highlighting both the reach of biomedicine as the hegemonic regulatory framework in the UK governing health

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Narrating death

Affective reworking of suicide in rural Greece

Stavroula Pipyrou

This paper examines cases of suicide in rural Greece where the deceased have been provided with new affective narratives that detract from the circumstances of death. Living relatives redirect public attention away from the social taboo of suicide by reconfiguring affective stories that appeal to the local tool‐kit for dealing with unexpected death. Resultantly, the reputation of the family remains untainted by the connotations of immorality and insanity that suicide carries. Grabbing public attention, the affective story rouses sympathy for the victim and their family, whilst cultivating abhorrence towards a culprit, representing a final mark of respect to the dead person.

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John H. Gillespie

has been fascinating to discover the number of references to ‘la Mort de Dieu’ [the Death of God] 2 in various documents during a key period of his intellectual development (1943–1952). In this article we examine the significance of these references

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The Death Throes of Sacrificed Chicken

Triggering Critical Reflexive Stances on Ritual Action in Togo

Marie Daugey

the notion of ‘critical reflexivity’. As in neighboring societies, Kabye blood sacrifices begin with a brief divination act that consists in reading in the death throes of a sacrificed chicken whether the recipient divinity accepts or refuses the

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The Algebra of Souls

Ontological Multiplicity and the Transformation of Animism in Southwest China

Mireille Mazard

deceased. Through transformations enacted in death and fire, the deceased and his or her belongings become ontologically other. This process of metamorphosis entails a geographical movement as well, as they set off for the land of the dead ( mhade ). Lañi

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Repaying the Debts of the Dead

Kinship, Microfinance, and Mortuary Practice on the Paraguayan Frontier

Caroline E. Schuster

“We didn’t know, they never told us that we had insurance in the case of a death,” Lourdes 1 said with apparent exasperation, relating the troubles that her microcredit group had experienced recently in their cycles of borrowing and repayment. It

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Jeanne Favret-Saada’s Minimal Ontology

Belief and Disbelief of Mystical Forces, Perilous Conditions, and the Opacity of Being

Theodoros Kyriakides

cognitive, affective, and relational states of confusion, ambiguity, and ultimately death. In short, through Favret-Saada’s treatment, belief and disbelief are transformed from a state of certainty to one of uncertainty ( Severi 2007 ). I argue that the