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) The interview with the dead Matuška and Tatarka’s situation as an ostra- cized, non-refl ected, thus non-existent person, as if dead, both evoke the pres- ence of death. Death in Tatarka’s concept means the loss of contact with the contemporary world: “In desperate states of psychological depression following from age and particu- larly from my position of having no rights and living in extreme penury, which mainly humiliated me because I had insuffi cient clothing, I protected myself against death with sexual activity... I struck myself as being ridiculous when

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how the west understands and engages with the world,” their discursive power multiplied by an association with a chain of “similar images throughout history”5 (Kumar, 2016, “Coldplay”). The repetition of certain fixed tropes6 that have reduced India to a jumble of ‘famil- iar’ images, sites, ‘characters,’ and affective –scapes, reproduces the effects of Orientalism,7 recalling Edward Said’s (1979) tragically true observation that, “[f ]rom the beginning of Western speculation about the Orient, the one thing the Orient could not do is represent itself” (p. 83

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is no basis in contemporary physics or biology for believing in the stark Cartesian division between mind and world” (1999:VIII). In order to leave behind representational assumptions (which are based in classical physics), but still employing pragmatist (experimentally veri- fiable) methodology, we have to enter a quantum realm, since “the quantum theory seems to show, in the precise manner so much beloved by the admirers of science, that reality is either one, which means that there are no observers and no things observed, or it is many, in which case what

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Communications� In Comparing Democracies 2: Elections and voting in global perspective, edited by L� LeDuc, R� Niemi, and P� Norris, 127–147� London: Sage� Page, J� (2008)� Manufacturing Affinity: The Fortification and Expression of Ties between Prison Officers and Crime Victims� Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 6: 745–777� Reger, J� (2014)� The Story of a Slut Walk: Sexuality, Race, and Generational Divisions in Contemporary Feminist Activism� Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 0891241614526434� Reicher, S� (2011)� Mass Action and Mundane Reality: An Argument for

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create a literature which feels the pulse of contemporary times. This huge availability of elements is a difficult temptation to resist. However, one must look for a compromise between the political readability of a work and the subjectivity of a work of art. I still believe in a possible balance between the two. Each prose I wrote studies political and social phenomena which could be important for our time. It always represents a female perspec- tive. On the narration level, this is the easiest way of creating an “en- gaged” text: always look at the world from

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having travelled through the whole book using these tentative guidelines. The first section, entitled ‘The State of the Art,’ provides a philosophical and theoretical approach to problems of gender and creative identity and to epistemological questions concerning the conceptualization of art produced by women. In ‘“By a Woman Wrought”: Do We/Should We Still Care?,’ Christine Battersby searches for a feminist metaphysics that may be operative in the contemporary world, where notions of gender and personhood clearly do not fit the binary opposition that still

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significance. He reiterated that contemporary anarchism, “particularly Russian anarchism,” derived its fundamental ideas from Bakunin, and again identified Bakunin with the experience of the October Revolution, which “gave decisive proof of his ingenious prophetic insight.” As in his response to Grossman on Demons, Borovoi argued for the centrality of “revolt” and “rebellion” in the Bakuninist world view, both as a distinctive ontological characteristic of humanity, the basic element in man’s evolutionary development, and as the key element “by which a decrepit order is

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Banat Bulgarian Lite- rary Language: Sociolinguistic History from the Perspective of Trans- Border Interaction. In: / M. Nomachi / C. Gibson (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Slavic Languages, Identities and Borders. New York: 394-428. — 2015b. Whose Literature? Aspects of Banat Bulgarian Literature in Serbia. In: (ed.), Perspectives on Contemporary East European Lite- rature: Beyond National and Regional Frames. Sapporo: 179-192. SIKIMIĆ, B. / M. NOMAĆI. 2016. Језички пејзаж меморијалног простора вишејезичних заједница: Банатски Бугари / Палћани у Србији. Јуж

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Li was exiled from China for being a political dissident. He made a detour to Hungary and then resided in the former Yugoslavia, where he worked as a disc jockey for a Chinese lan- guage radio station. The station was run on a self-fi nancing basis without any patronage from fi nancial conglomerates or the government. Li felt free to say whatever he wanted to say; he even criticized world politics from his own perspective, not necessarily complying with any party ide- ology. Sometimes, he found that audiences were not very interested in world politics, and he

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the Turkey-Greece quandary, See Haydar Çakmak, Türk Dış Politikası 1919–2008, (Ankara: Barış Platin, 2008), 1064. 300 From the Arab perspective, the “water card” was used by Turkey as a foreign policy tool to fend off any potential threat from the Syrian regime. Turkey was also blamed for cutting the water supply of the Arab world by building the South- eastern Anatolia Project (Güneydoğu Anadolu Projesi, GAP) [irrigation project] on the rivers Tıgris, Euphrates [initiated by father Assad of the Syrian administration against Turkey] were engaging for the