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Common Knowledge (1 April 2003) 9 (2): 347–348.
Published: 01 April 2003
... niac who goes to bed in a closet,” the nineteenth-century canopy bed, enclosed 342 by silk curtains on all sides, becomes richly emblematic. To be awake in such a bed “in a state of vigilance or action” is metonymically related by the poet to the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 289.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Fang Lizhi Zhao Ziyan, Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyan , trans. and ed. Bao Pu, Renee Chiang, and Adi Ignatius (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2009), 336 pp. Duke University Press 2010 LITTLE...
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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 April 2012) 18 (2): 371–372.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Alick Isaacs Nusseibeh Sari , What Is a Palestinian State Worth? ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2011 ), 256 pp. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 LITTLE REVIEWS Nanno Marinatos, Minoan...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 141–142.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Norman Manea Darnton Robert , Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature . ( New York : Norton , 2014 ), 304 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 348–349.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Nelson M. Kasfir Boyle Michael J. , Violence after War: Explaining Instability in Post-conflict States . ( Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2014 ), 433 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2006) 12 (2): 181–196.
Published: 01 April 2006
...Stanley N. Katz © 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 C O L U M N S DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTIONALISM AFTER MILITARY OCCUPATION Reflections on the United States’ Experience in Japan, Germany, Afghanistan, and Iraq...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 327–330.
Published: 01 May 2016
...J. G. A. Pocock This piece is an essay review of Wang Hui's book China from Empire to Nation-State (2014), which is a translation of the introduction to Wang's four-volume Rise of Modern Chinese Thought (2004). According to the reviewer, Wang studies less the modern history of China than its...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 412–418.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Johan M. G. van der Dennen In this introduction to the first installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means,” the journal's editor questions the assumptions that underwrite standard approaches in the social sciences to the issue of how non-state, tribal...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 44–49.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the murderer is spared because of his services to the state. In the version of the story dramatized by the seventeenth-century French playwright Pierre Corneille, it is rather the Roman king who saves the surviving Horatius by deeming that his heroism places him above the law. This article considers...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 256–276.
Published: 01 May 2016
... that the practice seemed almost transhistorical, something that was done always and everywhere. By the reign of Louis XIII, however, statesmen began stressing the limits of interdynastic marriage as a diplomatic strategy. This transformation of French affairs of state coincided with the appearance of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 528–537.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Sanford F. Schram James C. Scott’s book The Art of Not Being Governed is offered, in this essay review, as the latest evidence of the high value of Scott’s transdisciplinary research into how ordinary people resist state power. Scott’s critics have found his work methodologically deficient...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 324–330.
Published: 01 August 2009
... by a year-long strike of its coal miners were stirred again by a recent visit to the United States to attend a conference on Catholic Social Teaching where the growing social and legal acceptance of homosexuality and the continued toleration of lawful abortion were both angrily denounced by two...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 269–315.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Aidan O'Neill The question posed in this article is whether Catholics can fully, unreservedly, and conscientiously carry out their duties as citizens and as holders of their various public offices (legislative, judicial and executive) of the State, in accordance with the laws and constitution of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 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...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 198–222.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Lionel Gossman Even if its constituent members still define particular positions and pursue at times somewhat independent policies, the EU acts increasingly in important areas as the unified federal state many have long wanted it to be. It may have come into being in response to practical problems...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of Fang's career is on his development as a thinker on questions of politics and human rights. Though Fang never returned to China and, while living in the United States, kept his distance from dissident movements, he continued to develop intellectually in ways that made him, in later life, China's...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Matei Candea This comment on Eduardo Viveiros de Castro's article, “Zeno and the Art of Anthropology,” considers his definition of what it means to “take seriously” the world of the other, which he regards as the quintessential anthropological move. It means leaving the other's world in a state of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 155–162.
Published: 01 January 2011
... are there a great many, all of them variations on a single theoretical insight, which anthropologists have made up in secret and carefully keep as a secret from themselves ? (Why not? the author asks, adding that such is exactly how the modern state operates.) Is it possible, he further asks, for a...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 163–165.
Published: 01 January 2011
... imagination of the other, on the distinction between minor and royal (or state) science, and on the precise meaning of the characterization of anthropology as a theory of the “ontological autodetermination of the world's peoples.” Duke University Press 2011 Translated by Ashley Lebner...