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Alejandro Miranda

form of action. The origins of this theoretical orientation can be traced to Heidegger and the later Wittgenstein, although they have a more explicit background in authors from different traditions, such as Harold Garfinkel, 3 Michel Foucault, 4 or

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Wrestling with Tradition

Reconstructing Jewish Community through Negotiating Shared Purpose

Chantal Tetreault

engagement with secular Jewish writers rather than Torah—is a prime (pun intended) example of what I call ‘wrestling with tradition’. Furthermore, I argue that Steven's public self-questioning about his Jewish traditions and subsequent answering exemplifies

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Releasing a Tradition

Diasporic Epistemology and the Decolonized Curriculum

Jovan Scott Lewis

Europe in the European intellectual traditions and disciplines can be questioned, if not repositioned. There are also other traditions within them, and the foundations for other disciplines. Furthermore, he does this by emplacing himself geographically as

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Dan Gunn

when he turns to Shakespeare is that he is thematizing precisely the break that his theatre is itself exemplifying: the break between outer and inner, between a rhetorical tradition that draws on the consensus of established ritual – the world of

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Cosmopolitan traditions

Caribbean perspectives

Karen Fog Olwig

On the basis of historical and ethnographic research, this article examines three ‘cosmopolitan’ traditions in the Caribbean. It shows that, while the first tradition derives from the universalist intellectual tradition of the European Enlightenment, the other two are linked to vernacular, local Caribbean traditions. These cosmopolitan traditions, however, should not be seen to involve mutually exclusive understandings and practices. Rather, they offer mutually constitutive sources of (self)knowledge and frameworks of social interaction that can be evoked for various pragmatic and intellectual purposes as individuals and communities reflect on, and engage with, inequality in social life.

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Becoming an adult

Negotiation of identities in Markovo village (Chukotka)

Marina Hakkarainen

This article examines the attitudes of the indigenous people in Markovo, Chukotka, to their tradition and traditional knowledge as it relates to their becoming adult members in the community. Within the local cosmological system the opposition between the elders, who are considered as possessors of special knowledge, and the youngsters, who are seen as lacking it, creates certain tensions and determines the dynamics of individual development. A person who has entered her or his adulthood should accumulate special knowledge and power. In doing so, young adults begin to overcome the oppositional relationship between elders and youngsters. Markovo villagers associate such special knowledge and power with tradition. However, modern ways of life have become the dominant frame of reference, thus the position of youngsters toward tradition is not self-evident. They feel the need to negotiate their place in the community and their indigenous identity. Discussions about tradition play an important role in their attempts at attaining a local identity.

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Anjuli Webster

historical injustice is central to the philosophical and ethical project of the Azanian Philosophical Tradition. According to Ndumiso Dladla, ‘Azania’ was first used as a political claim against the nominal and political hegemony of ‘South Africa’ by the Pan

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Hamlet and the 47 Ronin

Did Shakespeare Read Chushingura?

Graham Holderness

also popular theatres (the Elizabethan theatre and the kabuki, respectively). Both are considered by many to be the greatest play in the tradition of their respective languages and cultures. Both are based on true stories. 4 The complexity and

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Chris Allsobrook

The Dialectical Tradition in South Africa by Andrew Nash

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Irina Kosterina

In this article I examine the situation of girls in the North Caucasus, a region that combines features of both a traditional society with its emphasis on the value of religion, family, and older generations, and a modernized society with its emphasis on the economic emancipation of women, and the pursuit of self-development and individual life strategies. The research model used interviews with girls and an analysis of essays written by girls in high school to explore their life values, priorities, and the impact of religion and traditions on their lives. The research also sought to identify girls' place in the gender, age, and status hierarchies of local societies.