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On People, Sensorial Perception, and Potential Affinity in Southern Chile

Cristóbal Bonelli

upon the existence of invisible doubles, strongly permeates sensorial experience and the very constitution of ‘real people’ or che . Then, by focusing on greeting practices, I analyze how seeing and touching are key ontological operators at stake in

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African Philosophy and Rights

Motsamai Molefe and Chris Allsobrook

A useful way to approach the discourse of rights in African philosophy is in terms of Kwasi Wiredu’s (1996) distinction between cultural particulars and universals. According to Wiredu, cultural particulars are contingent and context-dependent. They fail to hold in all circumstances and for everyone (Wiredu 2005). Cultural universals are transcultural or objective (Wiredu 2005). Examples of cultural particulars include dress styles, religious rituals, social etiquette and so on. One example of a cultural universal is the norm of truth. One may imagine a society with different methods of greeting, dress, and raising children, but one cannot imagine a robust society which rejects the norm of truth as the basis of social practices.

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Ukrainian Women Reclaiming the Feminist Meaning of International Women's Day

A Report about Recent Feminist Activism

Oksana Kis

During the Soviet regime the meaning of International Women’s Day (IWD) in Ukraine changed dramatically: its original feminist essence was substituted with communist propaganda aimed at women’s mobilization for the construction of a radiant communist future. In recent decades 8 March turned into a holiday of spring, women’s beauty, and love, celebrated both in public settings and in Soviet families. By the late 1980s, Soviet citizens had interiorized the new ways to celebrate this day at which men and boys were expected (or even required) to solemnize the “eternal femininity” of their counterparts by expressing their love, respect, and attention to women and girls of all ages, to greet them with flowers and gifts and to fulfill all their (rather modest) wishes one day a year. The leaders of the Communist Party and the heads of local authorities developed the new tradition of publishing their holiday greetings to female citizens in the media, while directors of enterprises congratulated their female employees in more tangible ways, from flowers and letters of commendation to financial bonus or career promotion. While celebrating “Soviet women―the most liberated women in the world,” nobody was to speak about the multitude of gender inequalities persisting in late Soviet society, as the so-called woman question was proclaimed solved in the USSR long ago.

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Sharedness as Belonging

Hospitality, Inclusion, and Equality among the Layene of Senegal

Emily Jenan Riley

community. These include hospitality as religious communion and historical pedagogy, naming practices and greeting styles as social leveling, and dress choices to purify social inequalities. I do so by concentrating on the group of young Layene women who

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Inside and Outside the law

Negotiated Being and Urban Jouissance in the Streets of Beirut

Ghassan Hage

law of the state, but outside all societal laws. In many places in the world, the exchange of greetings is reasonably lawful. As with the famous Lévi-Straussian exchange of wine in working-class eateries ( Lévi-Strauss 1969: 58 ), one knows what to

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Porous Bodies

Corporeal Intimacies, Disgust and Violence in a COVID-19 World

Cynthia Sear

onlookers that a dispute had been resolved ( Roodenburg 1991 ). As a mode of greeting, however, Herman Roodenburg has noted that the history of the handshake is ‘far from linear’ (1991: 178) and may only date back to the sixteenth century. One popular

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The Democracy of Everyday Life in Disaster

Holding Our Lives in Their Hands

Nancy L. Rosenblum

you working? What day is it? The meaning of the most mundane bit of reciprocity is heightened: “how are you feeling today?” is not an empty greeting—the question and the response acknowledge the shared reality of disease and death. And with the virus

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This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World

Joseph Khoury

kingdom of Turkey, sole and above all, the most sovereign monarch of the East Empire, greeting, and many happy and fortunate years. (98) This emblematic exchange is fascinating because each ruler allowed the other to continue thinking that they shared

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Theorizing Relations in Indigenous South America

Marcelo González Gálvez, Piergiorgio Di Giminiani, and Giovanna Bacchiddu

); pastoralism, the broader human-animal relation in which Pazzarelli situates his analysis of the treatment of animal body parts and herd-marking rituals in the articulation of human-animal relations in the Argentinean Andean highlands; greeting and perceiving

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Tourism and COVID-19

Intimacy Transformed or Intimacy Interrupted?

Hazel Andrews

of relationships such as greeting someone with a handshake or kiss on the cheek were replaced with greetings that required no physical interaction. As Lenore Manderson and Susan Levine comment, in their writing on the Global South, what occurred was a