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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 146–148.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Mordechai Bar-On Mark S. Schantz, Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The Civil War and America's Culture of Death (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008), 245 pp. Duke University Press 2010 Little Reviews Mark S. Schantz, Awaiting the Heavenly Country...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 181–189.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Miguel Tamen; Michiko Urita; Michael N. Nagler; Gary Saul Morson; Oleg Kharkhordin; Lindsay Diggelmann; John Watkins; Jack Zipes; James Trilling It is often argued that a shared culture, or at least shared cultural references or practices, can help to foster peace and prevent war. This essay...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 50–78.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of culture amounted to a great psychomachia of the astra (concepts) and the monstra (chaos), as Warburg said, the war was for him a direct test of his theory (or Kulturwissenschaft ). It should be no surprise, then, that between 1914 and 1918 he should assemble a large iconographic collection of materials...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 474–482.
Published: 01 August 2018
... culture wars Common Knowledge ...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 493–517.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., and survivors as they were formulated during the last years of World War II and after the establishment of the State of Israel. Behind these images stood historical, concrete human beings who were classified according to concepts supplied by Zionist and historical Jewish culture, in which activism vs. quietism...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Leighton Hazlehurst This essay explores ways in which cultures at different levels and in different historical circumstances employ different modes of discourse to deal with conflict and with ways to resolve it. The study is based on ethnographic observations of the Tsimshian myth of Asdiwal...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 255–266.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ardis Butterfield Vernacular language use in England throughout the later Middle Ages was a complex negotiation between English and French; that is, between the languages of English and French and the political identities of two peoples engaged in a long war. Clifford Geertz's famous analysis...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 237–255.
Published: 01 May 2016
...), to demonstrate the complexity of marital practices and their links to peace and war. Literary works of the age, notably Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae , offer further cultural perspectives on the nature of political marriages. Whereas short-term tactical considerations meant that marriages were...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 305–326.
Published: 01 April 2015
... cohesion and an eruption of violence. The essay examines one of the factors that has supported amity in Latvia for the past two decades: late-Soviet cosmopolitanism and its legacies in present-day Latvian cultural life. Analysis focuses on public art projects in Riga during the summer of 2014...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 211–219.
Published: 01 May 2016
... I was coming of age and demonstrating against the war in Vietnam, questions of war and peace seemed clear and simple. “All we are saying, is give peace a chance.” Who but the blind and venal could be against peace? Studying Russian literature, culture, and history, in later years, showed me...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 354–367.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Alissa Valles Abstract Under the sign of Libitina, the Roman goddess of burials and funerals invoked in Horace's Ode 3.30, this essay provides a celebratory introduction to the work of the Polish Jewish poet Zuzanna Ginczanka (1917–44), situating her within the cultural history of commemoration...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 51–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... it is acknowledged and not repressed. Her essay concludes its survey with Freud’s “Civilization and its Discontents” and Segal’s own meditation on the cultural implications of failure to acknowledge ambivalence. In their efforts to overcome ambivalence, groups often depend on the most primitive psychotic mechanisms...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2002
... that prefers to see itself as rough-and-tumble. Quarreling appears to be a game, much as war is often said to be, a game with human casualties and cultural casualties that, once it’s started, there seems no reliable way of ending until sufficient damage has been done. The world deserves better of those...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 367–371.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of Navigators to Age Seafarers Bronze From Greeks: Ancient Self- Greek ian: Beyond the Culture Wars...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 373–384.
Published: 01 August 2020
... torial board of Common Knowledge in 1994) frames his criticism of critique in explicitly civilian terms: Wars. So many wars. Wars outside and wars inside. Cultural wars, sci- ence wars, and wars against terrorism. Wars against poverty and wars against the poor. Wars against ignorance and wars out...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 31–36.
Published: 01 January 2011
... way to read Barbara Herrnstein Smith’s subtle paper is as a robustly fair- ­minded valedictory on debates and controversies that raged in academia in the past few decades under the banners of “culture wars,” “science wars,” and other such military-­sounding denominations. These battles concerned...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 292–311.
Published: 01 April 2012
... an unyielding war, in the spirit of Maimonides, against idolatry. against ofMaimonides, spirit the war, in unyielding...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 434–462.
Published: 01 August 2003
... of a cultural war being fought between those who confront the taste of a philistine public and those who appease that taste. Around 1950, figuration appealed to the philistines, while abstraction con- founded them. Greenberg knew, however, that an artist can appease bad taste and yet make a progressive...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 191–205.
Published: 01 August 2007
... then managed to freely associate his writings with an extraordinary jumble of views: that objective knowledge of the true meaning of things is not possible and that “ethnographic reality does not exist apart from anthropologists’ written versions of it”; but that “cultures and peoples should speak...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (2): 261–278.
Published: 01 April 2006
... during World War I, Freud The author wishes to thank Bettine Menke, Holt Meyer, Culture (New York: Collier, 1963). A related statement on and the Literaturwissenschaft Colloquium at Erfurt Uni- war is contained in Freud’s letter exchange of 1932 with versity, Germany, where an earlier version...