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Paul Walker

This article explores interactions with difference, highlighting what I call the “generosity paradox,” a term that refers to how we suspend disbelief and certainty in favor of a constructed potentiality not limited by preexistent knowledge or categories of authenticity and legitimacy. Touching on overlapping concepts from rhetoric, philosophy, gender studies, disability studies, and queer theory, the discussion explicates fictional encounters with radical alterity in the film Her (Spike Jonze, 2013) to show that attempted respite from frustrating, confusing, and frightening interactions limits our voice, undermines difference, and favors a unifying persuasive intent, which more likely than not involves an attempt to change Others rather than allowing our mutual differences to generatively remain.

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Protest Events, Welfare Generosity, and Welfare State Regimes

A Comparative Analysis of Welfare States and Social Unrest

David Pritchard

, there is robust statistical evidence to support this ( Ponticelli and Voth 2011 ; Taylor-Gooby 2013 ). However, there is little research on how the study of welfare generosity and welfare state regimes can contribute to the understanding of social

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Carl Plantinga and Malcolm Turvey

love of cinema, a beloved teacher, a trusted and valued colleague, and a generous mentor to younger scholars. Steve received his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. For thirty-two years, beginning in

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The Ethics of Collective Sponsorship

Virtuous Action and Obligation in Contemporary Tibet

Jane Caple

of events, it centered on debates within the village, in particular, discussions about how the temple should be funded. He returned to and elaborated on this topic in our subsequent discussion of other local issues. Generosity practices ( dāna ) have

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Khaled Al Siddiq

Siddiq's other important films include The Wedding of Zein (1976) and Shaheen (1984). Our deepest condolences go to Dr. Zubeydenh Ashkanani, his wife, whose generous gift of the yearly eponymous prize awarded for best article of the year in the

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Jason Gendler

do justice to his impact on me, because it leaves out the kindness, generosity, wit, and enthusiasm that he always had in store for me in all of our interactions, be they postlecture dinners together in Santa Barbara, movie marathons at his house in

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The editors would like to sincerely thank the following peer reviewers for giving of their time and expertise so generously.

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The Silent Spring

Why Pro-democracy Activity Was Avoided in Gulf Nations during the Arab Spring

Charles Mitchell, Juliet Dinkha, and Aya Abdulhamid

instrumental in helping to diffuse any lasting unrest or revolutionary fervor. Residents and citizens alike benefit from generous subsidies on gas, energy, water, housing, and food staples. During the Arab Spring, additional concessions included a grant of KWD

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Sarah Richmond

I am so grateful to Matthew Eshleman and Adrian van den Hoven for their generous, insightful comments. Translating can be a lonely activity, especially when the text is as lengthy as BN . At the end of hours of involvement with Sartre's French

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Introduction to the Issue

Encountering Hospitality and Hostility

Mette Louise Berg and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

unpacking of the very categories of host and guest, thus taking us from universalizing claims and the taxonomy of host–guest relations to the messiness of everyday life and its potential for care, generosity, and recognition in encounters. As feminist