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Saudi Patients and Health Care Providers

Divergent Perceptions of Illnesses and Their Symptoms

Mohamed Harakati, Faissal Shaheen, Hani Tamim, Saadi Taher, Adel Al. Qublan, and Abdulla Al Sayyari

This cross-sectional survey study analyses the degree of concordance between Saudi patients and their nurses and physicians in four areas: (1) perceived causation of diseases and drivers of cure, (2) symptom ranking and perception, (3) views on social habits and traditional medicine, and (4) assessment of health care providers' empathy. The doctors and nurses were asked to predict their patients' responses to the survey. Significant divergence was found between the patients' responses and the health care providers' predictions. Cultural and background differences between the two groups, as well as a large educational gap, might account for this disparity. Such discordance could conceivably lead to wrong diagnoses being made, due to the different levels of importance that patients and doctors accord to symptoms.

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Girls, Power and Style

Social and Emotional Experiences of the Clothed Body

Emilie Zaslow

Drawing on ethnographic research with a diverse group of teen girls, this article asks how play with style is understood and enacted. By positioning girls' everyday transactions with style beside their engagement with style in media, this article demonstrates that girls live with a cultural discordance between the girl power media discourse of style as choice, power, and resistance, and the reality of their own, often disempowered, experiences with style. Bound by the promise of upward social mobility, the fear of losing status, and the risk of remaining in the low income and middle class communities in which they were raised, the girls in this study feel regulated and, at times, hurt by the required performance of the clothed body.

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Anne-Christine Trémon

This article examines the process of neoliberalization in the Shenzhen special economic zone in Guangdong Province, China. Building on the case study of a former peasant and almost single-lineage village that has become a part of the city of Shenzhen, I show how neoliberal principles aimed at advancing the transition to capitalism are combined with and countered by other ethical traditions. Owing to the long-standing conception of the lineage as an enterprise, the maintenance of the lineage structure in the transformation of the rural collectives has offered fertile ground for the emergence of a local capitalist coalition. Yet the current discourses on the necessity of obliterating the remains of the collective economy and introducing individual ownership run counter to the collectivist values of the lineage village community and the embeddedness of its economy in kinship and territorial ties. I further illustrate this discordance by the way in which the villagers managed to save their founding ancestor's grave site following government requests to clear the land by removing tombs. These policies form a complex blend of state interventions in the economy, neoliberal governance, and Confucian principles.

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Ana Isabel González Manso

took another step forward when he emphasized the “discordance of time” in eighteenth-century society. 15 Recently Helge Jordheim, through a reinterpretation of Koselleck’s theory of multiple temporalities, defends the idea that historical time is not

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James Joyce's “The Sisters”

Implied Pederasty and Interpreting the Inexpressible

Barry Ryan

pederasty 2 has contributed to what is possibly the greatest discordance of critical opinion surrounding any of the stories in Dubliners. Conclusive evidence of pederasty is elusive. Hugh Kenner, who has contributed many insights to Joyce studies, was

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Solveig Roth and Dagny Stuedahl

must negotiate, as it were, with one story with many events and senses of time and discordance and concordance. Transforming longitudinal data accounts into a case history entails inductive identification of the themes (family positionings, education

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‘The Inexhaustible Surface of Things’

Stefano Tamburini's Comic Book Work

Simone Castaldi

attributed to Monteverdi. Erroneously considered to be the work inaugurating Stravinsky's neoclassical period, the Pulcinella , in its appropriative horizontal discourse, is instead entirely proto-postmodern; in its harmonious discordance of languages – the

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Nagas as a ‘Society against Voting?’

Consensus-Building, Party-less Politics and a Culturalist Critique of Elections in Northeast India

Jelle J. P. Wouters

elections began to appear like state elections, including heated campaigns between villagers, rivalling camps, conflicts and the social production of resentment. Discordance became such that the Razu Kuhu , Phugwumi’s apex body, intervened and decreed that

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A World in the Making

Discovering the Future in the Hispanic World

Javier Fernández-Sebastián

Translator : Mark Hounsell

contemporaries; in which while some people praise the past, others rest in the present, and others dream of the future.” 75 This discordance of times was perhaps even more complex in Spanish America. In various regions of this subcontinent not only was there a

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Wyatt Moss-Wellington

of Cognitive Dissonance (1957), Léon Festinger suggests we are motivated to reduce the discomfort produced when we perceive contradictions in our understanding of the nature of the world and its causal structures. Discordance between one’s own