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Legitimation Strategies to Enchant the New American “War On Terror”: Implications in Ben Affleck’s Testimony

This article accounts for the process of legitimization as a mere instrument of control in society where symbolic power is manifested. By conducting a critical discourse analysis in combination with frameworks for analyzing legitimating devices in discourse as developed by Theo van Leeuwen (2007) an...
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Cultural Institutions as Formative Elements in the Work of Behrens, Utzon and Kahn

This paper is concerned with the role of human institutions as generators of architectural form, with reference to the writings and works of Peter Behrens, Jorn Utzon, and Louis Kahn. In contrast with the narrow functionalist approach promoted by some of their contemporaries, these architects regard...
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PROFILE ECOCRITICISM AND ANCIENT ENVIRONMENTS

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Objects of Affection? Materialising Courtship, Love and Sex in Ireland, C.1800-1830

This article uses a collection of mementos curated by Robert James Tennent, a middle-class man to interrogate how objects materialised love and sex in Ireland. It problematises readings of courtship tokens as simple objects of affection, and considers how individuals engaged in culturally-sanctioned...
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Making kangaroos grievable; making grievability non-human

When Australian economist Ross Garnaut proposed to increase the commercial kangaroo industry in 2008, it started a national debate on the supposed edibility of kangaroos. Campaigns against the commercial kangaroo industry and hesitance amongst many consumers to eat kangaroo reflect concerns about vi...
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Introduction: The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021 in the Context of Menstrual Politics and History

In January 2021, Scotland became the first country in the world to make universal access to free period products a legal right, an initiative which attracted extraordinary international attention. This introduction outlines what is indeed new and ground-breaking about this law from the perspective o...
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The Mystery of the Missing Horses: How to Uncover an Ottoman Shadow Economy

Abstract In the 1690s, Ottoman bureaucrats reformed the sprawling postal system, a vital communications infrastructure that undergirded imperial power. Despite the expanding monitoring capacity that resulted, a constant shortage of horses regularly left couriers stranded for days and delayed officia...
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Not All Who Ascend Remain: Afro-Asian Jewish Returnees from Israel

In the wake of Israeli Black Panther activism in the mid-1970s, the Arab League invited Mizrahi (AfroAsian) Jews, especially those in Israel, to return to their homeland. Some Israelis used the invitation as an opportunity to highlight the extent of anti-Mizrahi discrimination by departing for the A...
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Keeping Britain ‘in the Fore’: The Establishment of the British Council in South Africa and Its Contribution to the 1960 Union Festival

This article discusses the establishment of a British Council presence in South Africa through the appointment of a cultural advisor at the British High Commission in 1958. It analyses the role of cultural advisor, what policymakers hoped to achieve by creating it, and why they were initially hesita...
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A Comparative Study on Register Based on Chinese and International Studies: A Scientometric Analysis in CiteSpace (2010-2021)

This paper conducts a comprehensive review and comparative analysis of the research on register published in Chinese and international authoritative journals from 2010 to 2021 by employing CiteSpace 5.8.R3, a visual bibliometric software. It describes the number of publications, the keywords with th...
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