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Denis Vuka

, where the dynamic aura surrounding each of these glorious historic climaxes was further heightened by the presence of a national leader. This article addresses the visual construction of the myth of the national leader in Albanian textbooks. While some

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George Johnston’s Tibetan Interlude

Myth and Reality in Shangri-La

Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell

wonders it might reveal. When early written reports from travelers and missionaries 1 emerged in the eighteenth century they established a myth around Tibetan spirituality that coupled observations of Tibetan Buddhism with the “mystical” appeal of the

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Materiality as an Agency of Knowledge

Competing Forms of Knowledge in Rachel's Tomb in Tiberias

Nimrod Luz

analysis … Why do you present the story as an invention and its believers as trapped in a myth? … Is it not the case that you are rewriting history and combine it with smearing Cohen [the main protagonist in the contemporary construction of the site] and

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An Anti-Imperial Mythology

The Radical Vision of Howards End

Charles Campbell

‘celebration of difference’, of the ‘other [who] may be truly and radically other’. For Miller, Forster's responsiveness to the political and ontological other ‘puts him outside liberal humanism’. 22 Politics and myth Forster's dialectical narrative

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To Smile and Not to Smile

Mythic Gesture at the Russia-China Border

Caroline Humphrey

considering how to analyze the ethnography of sites that expose state-ness, this article will suggest that we should attend to an agentive presence in borderlands, that of ‘myth’. My analytical strategy for this article has been to combine several kinds of

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Myths of Europe

A Theoretical Approach

Chiara Bottici

What are the myths of Europe? This article provides the conceptual framework through which this question may be approached. It begins by defining myth in such a way as to distinguish it from other forms of political symbolism and points to the distinction between cultural and political myths. From here, the relationship between mythical and historical narratives is analyzed via a study of how the main narrative cores through which Europeans have perceived themselves have worked in different periods and contexts as both. It concludes with a more detailed analysis of some of the icons that convey the myths of Europe.

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Stéphane Baciocchi

Marcel Mauss, Henri Hubert and Robert Hertz. Saints, Heroes, Myths, and Rites. Classical Durkheimian Studies of Religion and Society, edited and translated by Alexander Riley, Sarah Daynes and Cyril Isnart, Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, ‘The Yale Cultural Sociology Series’, 2009, 221 pp.

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Parallel Myths, Popular Maps

The Europe of Soccer

Paul Dietschy, David Ranc, and Albrecht Sonntag

Although history textbooks are highly revealing sources of what is considered worthy of being included in collective memory, they only tell half the story. The study of the non-official “parallel pantheons” of popular culture also contribute significantly to understanding patterns of perception and self-perception as well as mental representations of “Europe.” For more than a century, soccer, Europe's most widely shared social practice, has contributed to shaping perceptions of what can be encompassed under the term “Europe.” This article focuses on the “popular maps” of Europe that soccer has drawn over the last half-century and hints at the myths of cultural commonality that underpin them. It appears that while soccer represents a somewhat ambiguous metaphor for contemporary Europe, it can also supply interesting insights into the emergence of horizontal bonds between Europeans.

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Uncanny History

Temporal Topology in the Post-Ottoman World

Charles Stewart

modes of consciousness, probes the loss of the past, readily entertains temporal topology, and produces uncanny histories. Myth and History For the most part, topological histories have been studied under the rubric of ‘myth’ as opposed to history

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For Us, By Us

Towards a More Just Philosophical Community

Bryan Mukandi

asked not only to take seriously, but take to be true the idea that the ASCP ‘is expressly and publicly committed to “the development of a pluralistic Australasian philosophical community”’ ( Bignall 2018 ). The Price of Admission Myth is