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Grey Gardens and the Problem of Objectivity

Notes on the Ethics of Observational Documentary

Mathew Abbott

Assertions about the objectivity afforded by new technologies were common currency among supporters of direct cinema during the heyday of the movement. Such claims were also vigorously contested, as critics and theorists argued that the notion of

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Richard Daly and Val Napoleon

Both community activism and anthropological research affect local communities materially, whether this research is conducted by ‘ac- tivists’ or ‘objectivists’. It is ethically and methodologically important that these activisms be recognized and built into the subject of the research. Aboriginal rights litigation entails both explicit and implicit activism by all concerned, although few admit as much. In this light, some of the effects of such activism on a local community engaged in aboriginal rights litigation in Canada are discussed in the form of a dia- logue between an anthropologist and a community activist who is now working in aboriginal law.

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Performative and Eidetic Simulations

Three Imaginary Regimes

Elad Magomedov

simulation can unfold. We will identify three such regimes, calling them the objective , the reflective , and the phantasmatic . Each of these regimes involves a specific kind of image and, accordingly, a particular type of simulation with its own

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Marco Ricceri

international law. This will be applied to strategies and activities to realize the main objective of BRICS, namely, to contribute to the quality of the global development. What do the five member states understand by this quality? And how do they approach their

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Reinventing a Traditional Ritual

Commemorating Karbala's Youngest Martyr in Iran

Atefeh Seyed Mousavi

staging of rituals and their structure. I then examine the objectives behind the Husayni Infancy Conference by first looking at official objectives followed by my female interlocutors’ objectives. In the last section, I discuss why the ritual is popular

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Public Evaluation of Society in China

The Social Quality Approach

Ren Liying and Zou Yuchin

Social Survey (CSS), every two years since 2006. They attempted to adapt and revise micro-level social quality indicators and tested the indicators in the CSS in both 2015 and 2017. 1 The indicators combine measurements of both objective facts and

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Indignity in Cash Transfers

The Senior Citizen’s Grant in Uganda

Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo

undermine their effectiveness in reaching their economic and humanitarian relief objectives ( Gubrium et al. 2014 ). Against this background, the Uganda research sought to illuminate how shaming and dignity building are linked to the lived experiences and

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Hanne Bess Boelsbjerg and Lina Katan

knowledge-making, which in our case stems from our own and our students’ lived experience, has proven valid to facilitate change! Lina: Yes! And that means that we are enacting our own words. The article is materializing its own objective, if you will

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Yoram Ida, Amir Hefetz, Assaf Meydani, Gila Menahem, and Elad Cohen

). We developed an innovative procedure for setting national standards that takes into account the principles of the new localism as well as considerations of equality. This procedure incorporates both objective, community-specific data on socio

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Interpretation and Rationality

Developing Donald Davidson's Ideas in International Political Theory

Nikolay Gudalov

. First, epistemology has been crucial for disciplinary discussions. While theories of intersubjectivity and critiques of both subjectivity and objectivity have been salient, I will clarify how Davidson tied the three concepts together. Second, I will