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What Does It Mean to Be an Ecological Filmmaker?

Knut Erik Jensen’s Work as Eco-Auteur

Mette Hjort

approach entail? When should a filmmaker be regarded as satisfying the criteria for inclusion in the category in question? The answer explored here emphasizes five intentions targeting appropriate attitudes toward the natural environment and further makes

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Jurgen Pelzer

The film Downfall, released in 2004 at the height of an unprecedented "Hitler wave," has to be seen in a long tradition of literary and cinematic attempts to deal with Germany's "unmasterable past." The filmmakers claimed that by focusing on Hitler's final days before the end of WWII they had discovered "new territory" and presented the "facts behind the guilt." This article points out, however, that the film is historiographically based on the account by Joachim Fest's book Downfall-in which the author, as in his earlier work, follows a methodological approach that personalizes history and focuses on Hitler as "singular personality," rejecting any systematic analysis of political and social context. The film goes even further in its unscrupulous blurring of fact and fiction and simplistically juxtaposes a very small group of perpetrators (basically Hitler and Goebbels) and the large group of victims, i.e., the general population that only wanted to survive. Such an attempt to focus on a tragically failing, isolates Hitler, who alone is to blame for nation's "Downfall" is hardly suitable to help Germans to step out of the shadow of their past.

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The Limits of Knowing Other Minds

Intellectual Disability and the Challenge of Opacity

Patrick McKearney

process of getting to know them. And this method fits well with the process of learning to care for these people, which in this context involves constantly discerning someone's needs, desires, and intentions. Carers thus learn to read the minds of

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Resistance to Transitional Justice in Bahrain

Ciara O’Loughlin

added by Mitchell Dean’s (2010) Foucault-inspired analytics of government approach, which by identifying discrepancies between actors’ declared and actual intentions, assists in revealing less obvious manifestations of resistance. While the former type

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Moshe Lavee

activities and heritages through the undeniable lens of power structures. Within such a framework we lost faith in the good cause, intentions and practice of other people. A medical doctor, for example, is considered through the benefits she has from her role

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Sharing Images, Spoiling Meanings?

Class, Gender, and Ethics in Visual Research with Girls

Janet Fink and Helen Lomax

understandings of girlhood in working-class neighborhoods, we remain deeply anxious that the girls might become the subject of class prejudice if their photographs were lifted out of their research contexts and the girls’ creative intentions became lost as a

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Deproblematizing The Merchant of Venice

Text, and Pretexts for Changing Subtext

Roger Wooster

accord with Shakespeare’s sixteenth-century intentions. Shylock can become sympathetic, Portia a villain. But both Houseman and Moore argue that the purpose of using subtext is ‘to honour the voice of the author’. 20 ‘The lines of the author are dead

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An Unpublished Manuscript by Durkheim

‘On the General Physics of Law and Morality, 4th Year of the Course, 1st Lecture, December 2, 1899, Course Outline: On Penal Sanctions’

Émile Durkheim, edited and translated by François Pizarro Noël, and Ronjon Paul Datta

characterises the thing, and cannot be used to define it. What clearly shows how these two orders of facts are independent is that intentions can change without the phenomena that they are related to changing at the same time. The Jesuits, several centuries ago

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Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Rachel Douglas-Jones and Justin Shaffner

1995: 154 ) – the priorities, intentions, frameworks – will be borrowed along with the terms themselves. In this way, capacity building’s current ubiquity presents a broader challenge for an anthropology of the contemporary ( Rabinow et al. 2008 ) for

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Ben Herzog

speeches of the politicians in other arenas, or the genuine intentions of the drafters of these provisions. Lastly, while in reality each bill may have had multiple motivations, I have assigned a single justification for each. I used several strategies to