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Blaming in the Boom and Bust

Greed Accusations in an Australian Coal Mining Town

Kari Dahlgren

failed to gain traction in the local community. In the aftermath of this news programme Kate became a local pariah. Town scorn universally condemned Kate. Although her husband was also involved in the speculation, he was not part of the public appearance

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Exploring Humanistic Layers of Urban Travel

Representation, Imagination, and Speculation

Jooyoung Kim, Taehee Kim, Jinhyoung Lee, and Inseop Shin

production. By humanistic production, we are referring to the potentials of representation, imagination, and speculation that surround these mobile activities. Namely, representation can produce specific cultural-political meaning about physical movement as a

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Dangerous speculation

The appeal of pyramid schemes in rural Siberia

Leonie Schiffauer

be multilevel marketing companies and thus part of a global industry that has developed successfully in Russia. This article explores how people are attracted to pyramid schemes in order to better understand the nature of speculation. I am interested

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Editors' Note

Yoram Peri and Paul L. Scham

full of speculations, such as “will Benny and Bogie run with Yair, and will Gabi join them?” and “will Orly, Tami, Yvet, or even Avi fail to make the threshold?” Of course, the ultimate question is, “will Benny topple Bibi?” You who are reading this

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Stocks of Images

Stephan Feuchtwang

that stimulates recourse to divination? To seek an answer, we can compare and contrast divination with speculation. Like divination, speculation is “an observation of potentiality, both in the sense of remarking on a potentiality's existence and of

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The Alchemy of a Corpus of Underwater Images

Locating Carysfort to Reconcile our Human Relationship with a Coral Reef

Deborah James

of awareness and a baseline for restoration practice. Necessary Speculation to Connect across Incomplete Information The oldest image in this corpus ( Figure 6 ) serves as a baseline for this study and is drawn from “Florida Memory,” a special

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The racial fix

White currency in the gentrification of black and Latino Chicago

Jesse Mumm

how clearly socially produced gentrification is, how obviously not natural or inevitable, given how many players had to be aligned to spark and sustain speculation. Race here is continuously recognized and then denied, seen and unseen, clear and

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A World in the Making

Discovering the Future in the Hispanic World

Javier Fernández-Sebastián

Translator : Mark Hounsell

century, in fact, was the future thematized as such, becoming a specific object of analysis and speculation, which would give rise to a body of literature focused on questions related to time and temporality. A large proportion of these publications

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Millennial Dark Ladies

Katherine Scheil


The Dark Lady evoked in Shakespeare's Sonnets has been the subject of numerous speculations since the Victorian period. Several male writers and critics – George Bernard Shaw, Frank Harris, A. L. Rowse and Anthony Burgess, for example – have undertaken extended imaginative explorations of this alternative woman. More recently, the Dark Lady has become a central figure in millennial novels by women writers, designed primarily for a female reading audience. This article considers what's at stake by placing this imaginary woman at the heart of Shakespeare's artistic inspiration, and what this tells us about the meaning(s) of ‘Shakespeare’ for contemporary women writers and readers.

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The Tortured Signifier

Satire, Censorship, and the Textual History of Troilus and Cressida

Roger Stritmatter

Why does the 1609 quarto of Troilus and Cressida exist in two states, each with a distinct title page (S1 and S2, Figure One)? Surely this textual doubling is the most conspicuous illustration of W.W. Greg’s admonition that Troilus is a ‘play of puzzles, in respect of its textual history no less than its interpretation’. Despite more than a century of speculation, contemporary criticism seems no closer to a satisfying solution. Traditionally, answers have focused on hypothetical market-driven preferences of the publishers, Richard Bonian and Henry Whalley: S1’s reference to performance at the Globe theatre is false because it was ‘unlikely that this play was ever performed to an audience at the Globe’ and the preface to S2 constitutes ‘an assurance that the play was designed for some private occasion or company’. Or the publishers supposed that having two different states of the title page would incite publicity and ‘stimulate sales’, or one publisher, for some unidentified reason, preferred one title page, and the other, another. Or ‘they decided to avoid a copyright dispute with His Majesty’s Servants by leaving them unnamed either in the title or the epistle’, or ‘they discovered after printing was under way that the play had held the stage only briefly but had attracted a sophisticated following’. No wonder that William Godshalk has recently chastised Troilus critics for substituting unverifiable speculation for sober interpretation of factual evidence, encouraging a disciplined return to a ‘facts first, then interpretation’ inquiry model.