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Halima Krausen

It is often thought that, with an appropriate spiritual foundation to work towards moral responsibility and social justice, it would be enough if individuals to follow, as Kant suggests, “the moral law within me“, doing away with outdated structures and with traditions that seem to have become an end in themselves. Yet social structures and philosophical concepts in today's complex world have deep roots in values that, in the past, were understood to be religious and that can be neither denied nor replaced at random. Besides, isn't that “moral law within me“ that was the driving force behind a prophet to “stand up for what is just“, even against social and religious authority. Here is the root out of which traditions grow like branches and structures are built according to necessity. The Qur'anic vision presented here is one of using the diversity of the branches for a constructive competition in producing fruits of balanced justice and peace.

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Editor's Introduction

Screening Transgression

Andrew J. Ball

The final issue of Screen Bodies Volume 6 offers readers an ideal combination of the diverse kinds of work we feature, from a macroscopic theory that proposes a new discipline, to a set of articles that rigorously examine a small number of

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Knitted Naked Suits and Shedding Skins

The Body Politics of Popfeminist Musical Performances in the Twenty-first Century

Maria Stehle

their confusion about the diversity of expressions in the works of these artists. Peaches’ work illustrates an aggressively joyful approach to questions of gender and sexuality while McGowan’s debut single offers a more tentative but clearly troubled

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Patrick Keating

this response, I offer some critical queries regarding Berliner's chapters on narration and style. While admiring the book's considerable strengths, I suggest two alternative ways of thinking about the aesthetic value of unity, disunity, clarity, and

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Cognitive Disability

Towards an Ethics of Possibility

Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp

his invocation of Meyer Fortes’s discussion of ‘marginal personhood’ in West Africa. The more recent legacy we sketch below is significant in at least two ways. First, such scholarship offers an important intervention by rendering finely etched

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Esilda Luku

, visual material, and sources, but makes no reference to the Holocaust. 2 Likewise, Valentina Duka, in her article “The History of Albanians and their Neighbors in Albanian Textbooks” offers a general overview of the representation of Albanian and Balkan

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Patti Tamara Lenard and Laura Madokoro

offers of protection. These variations multiply if one takes a multidisciplinary perspective, a global or a translocal one, as many of the contributors do here ( Brickell and Datta 2011 ; McNevin 2012 ). This special issue is the result of questions we

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Marxian anthropology resurgent

Patrick Neveling and Luisa Steur

capitalism in a Protestant Ethics offered a similar antidote to Marxian critiques of capitalism’s political economy ( Allen [2004] 2017 ; Frank 1975 ; Wolf 1999 ). Likewise, anthropology’s canonical studies before 1945—the writings of Frantz Boas, Marcel

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Janet Staiger

, and ambiguity” (18). His question is: “Does narrative disunity offer aesthetic pleasure only for an instant or can filmmakers sustain the pleasures of abduction, insight, and incongruity-resolution throughout a film in order to enliven and diversify

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Research Article

Jean-Paul Gagnon and Selen A. Ercan

neoliberalism's assaults on democracy and nature. Working through Hayek, Erev suggests that opposing neoliberal extractivist culture from both the democratic and ecological standpoints “may offer the greatest promise for creative and collaborative struggles