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greater opportunities for political innovation. A virtual alphabet soup of new treaties and organizations (both European and international — see Table 6.1) emerged in the decade following the Second World 117 War. These agreements were penned by individual European states seeking gains - gains defined in terms of fostering economic development and stability, but to a large extent in terms of securing American aid for post-war reconstruction. But there were also elements of idealism, and not only based on avoidance of new mili- tary conflict, but on seeking to

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live in a completely globalized world. I don’t picture myself belonging to Swiss literature. I don’t even know what that means.] (‘Interview’). Interestingly, the paradoxical ef fects of hypermodernity have similarly haunted the narratives of several francophone women writers of Flükiger’s 30 Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (New York: Routledge, 1999), 189. 31 Jean Bessière, Le Roman contemporain ou la problémacité du monde (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2010), 10. The Hypermodern Condition in Isabelle Flükiger

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to a culture of increasing consumerism and individualism in religion as in other areas of life, and that the decline of the extended and nuclear family has led young adults to seek ‘family surrogates’ such as NRMs (Dawson 1998: 53–56) – and, indeed, subcultures. As with globalization, then, the theory of post-modernity and modernization seems especially pertinent in the ECE context. We turn finally to sect-church or church-sect theory, which has a long history in the Anglo-American sociology of religion (see Robbins and Lucas 2007: 239). This describes a

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relegat- ed to the margins. Why was Lake Babine First Nation overlooked during her human-rights resistance in her blonde, fair-skinned privilege? And ultimately, why was her passport held up to verify her gender (and identity) and not her Indian Status card (Transgender woman allowed back into Miss Universe, 2012)? Her gendered body on display in the pageant trumped her raced body. Her interpretation of what it takes to be a beauty queen by today's standard (fair skinned and blonde) reinforces racial hierarchies from which Aborig- inal women's resistance now

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chroniclers – in at least thirty battles, e�g� at Albeda,780 Simancas (939), Hacinas781 (10th century), Ourique (1139), Navas de Tolosa (1212) and in Portugal’s Alcácer do Sal (1217)� Santiago was reported to join also battles outside Europe – in Africa, South America and India�782 Sánchez 778 King Ramiro I (? –850) acceded to the throne after the death of his uncle Alfonso II Casto (842), who paid the Moors a yearly tribute of 100 virgins (50 nobly born and 50 “plebeian” ones)� M� Fernández Espinosa, “Mi espada…”� 779 A� Solak, “Jeździec spod Clavijo�” http

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France, the largest number of asylum requests related to sexual orientation comes from people arriving from the African continent, accord­ ing to OFPRA (OFPRA 2018a: 45). The oldest French NGO specialized in the right of residence and asylum for LGBT+ people, ARDHIS, reports 5 For updates, see the latest edition: ILGA, 2019. In particular, India decriminalized homosexuality in September 2018. 242 Elena Smirnova that in 2017, they were contacted by around 780 asylum seekers, 75 percent of whom were from Sub­Saharan Africa, 9 percent from the Americas, 6 percent

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depict the glory of the Russian woman [russkaja ženščina]. I am ready to bow to the person whose idea it was to glorify the women of Russia [rossijanka]' On the other hand, during the same period the explicit contrast of russkij and rossijanin was also current: (6) Narodnyj poet BaŠkirii Mustaj Karim v odnom iz svoix stixotvorenij govorit: 44Ne russkij ja, no - rossijanin!” (BKSO: Sobolev, L. S. [1965]) ‘The national poet of Bashkiria Mustaj Karim says in one of his poems: 4‘I am not Russian [rttsskij], but I am a citizen of Russia [rossijanin]Y” People who

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science that is the expression of genuine intellectual power. One is left with the impression that today—despite some impressive achievements—we are sur- rounded by too many hollow institutions filled with too many hollow men and women doing too many meaningless things. —PETER MURPHY, MELBOURNE, DECEMBER 2009 The authors, collectively and individually, want to thank a number of peo-ple. First at our publisher Peter Lang, there is Chris Myers and Bernadette Shade who have been very supportive and very efficient. Peter Murphy extends his warm thanks to John Carroll for

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Grigorij Camblak and also in the treatise of Konstantin Kostenečki, a monk who represents the generation after Euthymius' own and who developed as a writer and intellectual within the sphere of Euthymius' influence. We know that Euthymius studied at Kelifarevo with the Bulgarian monk Theodosius, a 1 For the most general information on Euthymius, cf. I .Dujčev's article "Euthyme de Timovo" in Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie écclesiastiques 16, fasc.90, pp.75-77, Paris, 1964; and В.С.Киселков, "Патриарх Евтимий (живот и обществена дейност)," Българска

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Crisis Group, Osh. Juraev, S. (2012) Central Asia’s Cold War? Water and Politics in Uzbek-Tajik Relations. PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 217. American Univer- sity of Central Asia, Bishkek. Kalna-Dubinyuk, T. and Stanley, J.R. (2005) The Development of Extension Service in Ukraine and the World Experience, Agrarna Nauka, Kyiv. Kandiyoti, D. (2007) The Cotton Sector in Central Asia Economic Poli- cy and Development Challenges. Proceedings of a Conference held at SOAS University of London, The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London