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“Imaginative? More Like Normative”

Masculinities Depicted in Mune: Guardian of the Moon

Jeana Moody

bring the sun down to our little planet,” set us up for a story of exemplary manhood. While some of the attempts to break the gender binary or interrupt hegemonic ideals of masculinity are successful, the film often employs typical masculine normative

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The Aesthetic of Grotesque in Lu Yang's Delusional Mandala and Delusional World

Gabriel Remy-Handfield

Delusional Mandala and Delusional World are two artworks that envision non-normative configurations of the body that clearly embrace the grotesque. Deformed bodies appearing in these works escape the boundaries of the human to encounter strange, bizarre

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A Moderately Pessimistic Perspective on “Cooperative Naturalism”

David Davies

, behavioural, and existential – between humans and other animals” (87). Crucial to this gulf is what Tallis calls the “normativity” of human behavior: “It is a response involving recognition of a standard or norm that some event or state of affairs fails to

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Non-normative Bodies, Queer Identities

Marginalizing Queer Girls in YA Dystopian Literature

Miranda A. Green-Barteet and Jill Coste

injustice; alternatively, queer characters often disappear from texts, suggesting that they simply do not matter. When queer female protagonists are depicted, their experiences are often presented as explicitly non-normative, and, as they empower themselves

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Film, Art, and the Third Culture

A Response

Murray Smith

shuttling between making empirical assumptions, testing empirical assumptions, and the refinement of the logical and conceptual fabric of the theory. Friend plays up the normative dimension of emotions, holding that “emotions in different contexts are

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Normative policy coherence for development and policy networks

EU networks in Vietnam

Sandra Häbel

In the global arena, the European Union (EU) often portrays itself as a normative actor based on shared values. As such, one of the EU's strengths in the international arena is attributed to its normative power. Normative Power Europe (NPE) argues

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The End of the Beginning

Normativity in the Postdigital Museum

Ross Parry

This article is an attempt to frame a way of seeing museums after the digital revolution. By introducing the concept of the ‘postdigital’, its aim is to evidence a tipping point in the adoption of new media in the museum—a moment where technology has become normative. The intention is not to suggest that digital media today is (or, indeed, should be) universally and equally adopted and assimilated by all museums, but rather to use the experience of several (national) museums to illustrate the normative presence digital media is having within some organizational strategies and structures. Having traced this perceived normativity of technology in these localized institutional settings, the article then attempts to reflect upon the consequences that the postdigital and the normative management of new media have for our approach to museological research.

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The normativity of numbers in practice

Technologies of counting, accounting and auditing in Malawi's civil service reform

Gerhard Anders

Contemporary technologies of governing employed in international development rely on the normativity of numbers, and their use of numbers and collection, as conditions for financial support by international financial institutions. This article examines how the normativity of numbers worked in practice during the implementation of civil service reform in Malawi. It reveals a contradiction between the lofty rhetoric of greater efficiency and transparency achieved through the introduction of new technologies and the messy realities of everyday bureaucratic practices, corruption and haphazard implementation.

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Normative Inertia, Historical Momentum and Moral Invention

Matthew Ally

This article is about why moral praxis matters, and how it matters. My textual focus is Sartre’s unpublished and undelivered 1965 Cornell Lectures on ‘Morality and History’. In these Lectures, Sartre presents his mature understanding of moral praxis with a degree of systematicity not found elsewhere in his writings on the topic. Staying close to the idiom of the lectures, then, I discuss the materiality of the ‘ethical normative,’ and the historical efficacy of ‘moral conducts’. The discussion moves from a phenomenological account of normativity, temporality, and creativity, to a dialectical account of their generative interaction, which Sartre names, somewhat ambiguously, ‘ethos’. Sartre’s descriptions and analyses paint a picture of ethos as manifest through moral praxis. Moral praxis exists where ethical exigencies are taken up across time through creative invention, and ethos, as manifest moral praxis, results (for good or ill) in a transformation of the practical field.

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Reflections on the Circulation of Normative Models and Legal Works in the 1936 Argentine Civil Code Draft on Possession

María Rosario Polotto and Pamela Alejandra Cacciavillani

normative models, texts, and even legal operators is not a novelty attributed to the codification process; however, nineteenth-century codes, such as constitutions, made this phenomenon more complex by reducing legal experience to the limited scope of a