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Something Gleaming

Exemplary Resistance and the Shadows of Complicity

Bronwyn Leebaw

, people must cultivate the capacity to exercise political responsibility in the form of judgment, action, resistance, and solidarity. Something more than skill-building and legal pedagogy would be needed to cultivate such capacities, in her view. To be

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Smadar Shiffman

Hebrew literature has always been inseparable from the national narrative. Public expectations from the writer have been extremely demanding: a writer must carry the national moral beacon. The effects of this demanding role can be easily recognized in current Hebrew literature. Few are those who ignore the call. Authors may opt for one of three alternatives: Alexander Penn's way, Natan Alterman's way, or Joseph Brenner's way. Penn's way entails direct public involvement embedded in literary works. Alterman's way means the separation between the 'public' and the 'private'. Brenner's way is the complex fusion of the 'public' and the 'private'. This last approach seems to have become the dominant one, with contemporary Hebrew literature and the state of the nation upholding and supporting each other.

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New Trends in History Textbook Research

Issues and Methodologies toward a School Historiography

Maria Repoussi and Nicole Tutiaux-Guillon

This article traces the developments within history textbook research as presented at the 2009 conference of the International Society for History Didactics (ISHD), held in cooperation with the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany. The article claims that significant developments reveal school historiography to be a challenged area for history didactics. Key concepts and theoretical frames require further discussion in order to develop history didactics not only as an area for social and political responsibilities but also as a theoretical discipline.

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Land Reclamations

Boundary Work as Production of Disciplinary Uniqueness

Klaus Schriewer

an intensive debate on political responsibility was carried out, dealing with the role of the discipline in the Nazi era. As a consequence, a critical spirit, methodological reflection and theoretical-oriented research increased. And still the

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Maureen Mulligan

how the narrator deals with these questions of ethical and political responsibility. Farewell Spain uses retrospection and the generalization of various journeys to deal with recent events. O’Brien is concerned about the fate of the Spain she knew

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Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

political responsibility for their crimes” (171). The final two essays discuss traditional women’s issues—mothers as feeders and the offspring of breeders. Olga Gromasheva focuses on “Mothers as ‘Food Managers’ in Contemporary Russian Families.” Drawing on

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Sartre, Lacan, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis

A Defense of Lacanian Responsibility

Blake Scott

in much of Žižek’s work where he tries to describe in these terms how ideology operates as a kind of fundamental fantasy delivered through mass culture, which functions to absolve individuals from their ethico-political responsibility. So, when Lacan

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Stuart Kirsch

blue sea: Objectivity and political responsibility in the litigation of the Exxon Valdez oil spill ’, Critique of Anthropology 40 , no. 4 . doi: 10.1177/0308275X20959420 . 10.1177/0308275X20959420 Kirsch , S. and J. Moore ( 2016 ), Mining

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Meglio di ieri

Educational Films, National Identity and Citizenship in Italy from 1948 to 1968

Anne Bruch

. Italy was barely conscious of its own national standing in relation to political responsibilities for the Fascist period, the peace treaty, and its changing position within a European and transatlantic security framework. Despite the foundation myth

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Donna Houston, Diana McCallum, Wendy Steele, and Jason Byrne

ecologies of cities and our political responsibilities toward them (Hinchcliffe et al. 2006: 124). Urban cosmopolitics thus compel us to enlarge our understanding of urban encounter, civic culture, liveability, survivability, and justice to encompass “more