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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 538–540.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Michael Seidman According to James C. Scott, in The Art of Not Being Governed , the resistance of Southeast Asian “hill peoples” to state subordination manifested itself in their deliberate abandonment of both sedentary agriculture and literacy. He argues that “tribality” (group-generated state...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2006) 12 (1): 13–15.
Published: 01 January 2006
... CONFERENCE WORKING GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS Caroline Walker Bynum, Clifford Geertz, Sari Nusseibeh, Robert Weisbuch, Israel J. Yuval; with Philip Glotzbach, Alick Isaacs, Lawrence Jones, Cason Lynley, Jeffrey M. Perl The membership of the advisory board for Common Knowledge initiatives is listed...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
...-relations theorist Todd Pittinsky's argument that, since tolerance is not logically the antithesis of negative feelings toward out-groups, even long-established traditions of toleration are inadequate to prevent intergroup aggression. Pittinsky proposes that tolerance be replaced, as a principle of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 292–305.
Published: 01 April 2011
... importance of the dramatic text across different types of theater, including those termed post-dramatic. For what has changed in the case of theater groups such as the Wooster Group that are associated with post-dramatic theater is not that they discard the dramatic text, but rather that they envision a...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 220–236.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Oleg Kharkhordin In the context of a symposium on enmity, this article—the product of extensive research done by a group of colleagues in St. Petersburg—concerns characteristic types of friendship in Russia. The author distinguishes in particular between instrumental political friendship, which...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 474–489.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Spain, it analyzes polemical texts of diverse natures and from different centuries to see how their authors, by attacking both dogmatic and legal opinion, aimed to harden the amorphous boundaries between groups. On the Christian side, polemicists argued for the restriction of the rights of Muslims and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 117–122.
Published: 01 January 2011
... usually been concerned. The two forms of ethnicity are equally relative, in that a given group's self-understanding and self-designation are in both cases the result of its relations with other groups. However, ethnically extensive relations of the standard anthropological variety involve symbolic...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 440–467.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Edith Bruder A contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia, this article examines the ethnic groups (more than a dozen) on the African continent that have proclaimed their connections to ancient Israel and have developed versions of their tribal histories that place them as a part...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 356–365.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Jeffrey F. Hamburger In this contribution to the second installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “In the Humanities Classroom,” a Harvard University graduate seminar on diagrams in the Middle Ages is described in detail. The course brought together a group of students as diverse as the various...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 389–396.
Published: 01 August 2018
... video chat—in keeping with the project’s international, interdisciplinary, and innovative working methods. This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Inside the Humanities Classroom” represents individual perspectives on a dynamic and demanding group project that the participants feel, in...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 406–419.
Published: 01 September 2015
... subsistence agricultural people that also hunts, and their goat-and-cattle herding neighbors, the Turkana and Dodoth peoples. “Half-trust,” as some of the Ik call it, works to prevent the escalation of conflict. While the Ugandan groups have been disarmed by their government, the Kenyan Turkana, armed with AK...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 19–43.
Published: 01 January 2015
... later historical societies involving compromises between subordinate groups and those who would control them. Finally, the article demonstrates that religious cults could be a medium for negotiating a middle ground, and that the story of the slave hero on Chios illustrates this function by making the...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 453–465.
Published: 01 September 2016
... an equal ontological status to entities of every kind, whether actual, abstract, material, or fictional. This article groups all of these projects under the heading of “ontological liberalism” and argues that they are inherently problematic, as they sacrifice conceptual coherence and explanatory...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2017
... with three sets of devotional materials—two papier-mâché medallions painted by nuns at the convent of Wienhausen in northern Germany on the eve of the Reformation; a n'kisi n'kondi figure from the Yombe group of Kongo peoples in the nineteenth-century; and a description, taken from Marilynne Robinson's...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 75–82.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Dorothea von Mücke This contribution to a set of case studies, titled “In the Humanities Classroom,” focuses on one session of a Columbia University seminar, Aesthetics and Philosophy. The class, comprising a mixed group of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse programs and backgrounds...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 346–350.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Miguel Tamen Tamen's essay is one of a group of responses to Émilie Hache and Bruno Latour's article “Morality or Moralism?” which advocates our “sensitization” to nonhuman things. Tamen examines the picture of universal reciprocation that Hache and Latour propose, according to which, when I “bow...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 193–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Derek Sayer An exercise in humour noir , this essay explores relations between the Paris and Prague surrealist groups from André Breton and Paul Éluard's visit to “the magic capital of old Europe” in 1935 to the aborted “Prague Spring” of 1968. It focuses on the famous “starry castle” of Breton's...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 220–228.
Published: 01 April 2012
... boundaries a healthy alternative to rigidly maintaining them. But what precisely does the metaphor of “blurring” imply? By unpacking the varieties of visual experiences that are normally grouped under this rubric, this essay seeks to provide some precision to our understanding of the implications of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 267–291.
Published: 01 April 2012
... Inquisition to overclarify for posterity the distinctions that existed between ethno religious groups and to define for us the nature of religious dissidence in early modern Spain. This article is based on a lecture given in April 2011 at the Whitney Humanities Center of Yale University in a series...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 224–236.
Published: 01 April 2013
... through serious crises and even where preservation entails substantial loss. By taking the word culture to refer to any group of individuals who closely cooperate over an extended period, this article evaluates mathematicians and mathematics as its main example. The assessment of the enterprise of...