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Cartographies of Communicability and the Anthropological Archive

Civil War Executions and the Harvard Irish Study

Brigittine French

This article traces ideological constructions of communication that enable powerful actors to determine what counts as silences, lies and surpluses in efficacious narratives about violence (Briggs 2007) in order to elucidate occlusions regarding legacies of the Civil War in the Irish Free State. It does so through a precise triangulation of multiple competing and overlapping narratives from unpublished fieldnotes, interviews, published ethnographies and other first-person accounts. The inquiry highlights social memories of the Irish Civil War that have been 'assumed, distorted, misunderstood, manipulated, underestimated, but most of all, ignored' (Dolan 2003: 2). The article argues that the excesses of the anthropological archive make the recuperation of a multiplicity of collective memories possible through a linguistic anthropological perspective that enumerates the kind of erasures at play in contentious memory-making moments, highlights polyvocality in metapragmatic discourse and tracks the gaps in entextualisation processes of historical narratives about political turmoil.

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Abstraction and Schematization in the Repeated Copying of Designs

Philip Steadman

When drawings are copied repeatedly in sequence by different people, they tend to undergo characteristic processes of change. Parts of an image become separated out, the whole design is flattened, the outline is emphasized, and perspective occlusion is removed. The drawing becomes more abstract, more schematic—in a word, more diagrammatic. This article focuses on such drawing processes and on the results of experiments in repeated copying by anthropologists, psychologists, architectural students, and Surrealists. The tentative conclusion is that designs are represented mentally in a ‘diagrammatic’ way that affects not only how they are seen but also how they are changed when reproduced.

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Wooden Man

Coetzee or the Possibility of Differend as Ethics

Teresa Joaquim

discourses advanced in the novels. These allow for an awareness of how the analytic concept of gender, marked as relational and containing power asymmetries, is invigorated through a postcolonial reading that underscores the omissions, indeed the occlusions

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Loving and Grieving with Heart of a Dog and Merleau-Ponty's Depth

Saige Walton

previous work. Ideas of depth, reversibility, invisibility, occlusion, and encroachment begin to replace the former subject-focused language of intentionality. 8 In his later writings, the philosopher speaks of “being as a winding,” a “perception of

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Sharing Images, Spoiling Meanings?

Class, Gender, and Ethics in Visual Research with Girls

Janet Fink and Helen Lomax

eroticization of the girl-child ( Holland 2004 ) and the occlusion of girls’ vulnerability and sexual precarity ( Marshall and Gilmore 2015 ). While the relationship between such cultures and lived experience remains contested, Gill has cogently argued that we

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Releasing a Tradition

Diasporic Epistemology and the Decolonized Curriculum

Jovan Scott Lewis

of hallmark thinkers’ through acts of omission and occlusion (131). They argue that the founding and proliferation of Black Studies departments in the United States has done much to advance this endeavour (137). Furthermore, they claim that such

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Alan Voodla, Elen Lotman, Martin Kolnes, Richard Naar, and Andero Uusberg

lighting and perceived realism. For instance, the role of depth perception could be studied by including further monocular depth cues in the manipulation such as lighting layers for occlusion, pools of light for relative size and elevation, perspective

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David Hawkes

idolatry consists in the occlusion of ‘worth’ or ‘soul’– of essence, in short – beneath the empty form of appearance. It is here that Shakespeare provides his most damning verdict on the effect of derivatives, broadly conceived. The ‘logic of the derivative

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Knowledge, Ignorance, and Pilgrimage

Evgenia Mesaritou, Simon Coleman, and John Eade

, overlap with “other cognate phenomena such as secrecy, ambiguity, loss and indifference” ( Chua 2015: 247 ). 3 Our contributors help us reflect upon our own assumptions and occlusions as pilgrimage scholars by implicitly asking what sorts of knowledge

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DIY, im Eigenverlag

East German Tamizdat LPs

Seth Howes

are willing to disregard its occlusion of the other options that faced East Germans that November, and willing to indulge the organicist metaphor at its center, the statement suffers from yet another problem: belatedness. For while two distinct German