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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 364–377.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., and from the mid-1970s until 1989 this quest for unmasking existed in tension with an ongoing desire for evasion. This tension drove the “Historians’ Debate” of those years. Since reunification in 1989, Germany’s attitude toward its past has remained ambivalent. Today a New Right calls for the self...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 339–345.
Published: 01 April 2010
.... But this does not mean that such arguments or those who make them are insensitive. Some kinds of sensitivity are attuned to general facts rather than to particulars. Hache and Latour thus err by reducing moral sensitivity to a response to particulars, which leads them to perceive form-content tensions where...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 69–80.
Published: 01 January 2016
... violence against conspecifics. There are circumstances, however, in which acts of lethal violence are individually or collectively advantageous and attractive. To perform such acts, we must override our inhibitions. This essay argues that this tension causes us to be ambivalent about killing other human...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 190–206.
Published: 01 May 2016
... tension is absent: in North India it is common for audiences composed of both Hindus and Muslims to attend performances in which Hindu vocalists sing devotedly of Allah, and Muslim vocalists of Krishna. Hindustani musicians of whatever faith, it is argued, worship Nada-Brahman, the Hindu “Sound-God...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Lilith Acadia In a contribution to a symposium on xenophilia, this essay — a study of Brian Friel’s 1980 play Translations — raises the question of whether all xenophilia is by nature doomed to fail. Set in Ireland in 1833, the drama centers on the tension arising from a young British lieutenant’s...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 337–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Rottenburg, which offers parables of modern development aid; and in the scholarship of Helen Verran, a philosopher and STS ethnographer who constructs the figure of the good faith analyst. Coming to terms with the challenges, possibilities, tensions, and paradoxes of these and other postcritical responses...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 321–334.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Mark Franko This article explores the history of dance notation from the Renaissance to postmodern dance. It examines the tension between text and oral tradition in Western dance practices, as well as the issue of how to reconcile our views of choreography as both scriptural and visual. It has been...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2011
... particular cultures in detail. Her conclusion is that, when theoretical expectations are in tension with observed particulars, though a “bifurcation” may well come to light, “bifurcation is nothing to be ashamed of.” Duke University Press 2011 Symposium...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 48–65.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Hanne Andrea Kraugerud; Bjørn Torgrim Ramberg Is Richard Rorty a philosophical quietist? We consider different stances Rorty has assumed toward philosophy, arguing that on the face of it there is no conflict between them. However, Rorty's extensive writing on the topic of truth suggests a tension...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 363–370.
Published: 01 April 2011
... many individuals being sued for debt, in particular English villages in this period. Discussion then focuses on the extent to which the proliferation of unpaid debts between villagers led to tensions or a breakdown in trust within rural society. The essay concludes with comments on the character...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 255–266.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of “blurred genres” is used to think through the fuzzy properties of this period's bilingualism and to argue that to understand the boundaries between English and French as blurred is revealing of the linguistic and social tensions that were the product of conflict between two closely intertwined cultures...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 396–423.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., ritually and religiously sanctioned, order based on strict adherence to caste and gender roles. We first trace the classical roots of the tension between dharma and nīti and then set out how these two bodies of texts came to play distinct and evolving roles in medieval and early modern south India. We...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 379–384.
Published: 01 August 2007
... is a troubling text, rife with inner tensions rendered ominous by his subsequent election to the papacy. Though its condemnation of an alleged “dictatorship of relativism” is the occasion of this symposium, more than relativ- ist thinking is at issue. The homily defines relativism as a “trickery...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 518–526.
Published: 01 August 2014
... introducing by tension this control to aim giving of gift context the in performed speeches Ritual of misfortune). kinds other and illness of acause as interpreted be retrospectively can and generateto complaints tends level,open- at oneanother level,it also, is determined...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 105–106.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Hamlet of Martin’s thesis, which is that, in the early modern period, the only remedy remedy only the period, modern early the in that, is which thesis, of Martin’s thrust main reader) forthe by tension putis rest to (atitillating ties very determinism). and of naturalism forms...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 106–107.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Hamlet of Martin’s thesis, which is that, in the early modern period, the only remedy remedy only the period, modern early the in that, is which thesis, of Martin’s thrust main reader) forthe by tension putis rest to (atitillating ties very determinism). and of naturalism forms...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 358–359.
Published: 01 April 2020
... to constrain and yet to stimulate taste and anticipation in markets on both sides of the Atlantic. In a style that appropriately reads as a concise legal brief, Robert Spoo ana- lyzes the tension between censorship (a form of super- copyright controlled by a government in league with purity groups...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 181–196.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., in use first of date Quietism I integrity. personal and loyalty political between tensions mental funda treat and disclose to writers helped have years, hundred two than more quietism of quietism W. H. Auden’s poem...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 347.
Published: 01 April 2017
... is —  —  and there is a tension between Wickham’s “short “short Wickham’s between a tension...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 252–261.
Published: 01 May 2021
... closer to tension than pain, closer to exasperation than tension. They told us the right word would open any door. Woke up with the words to “Little Surfer Girl” running through my head— not a fantasy of freedom I was ever really fond of.         2 Patches of smooth...