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Postmodern Japan Middle Class Related Mythology and Nostalgia

. Butler, T. and M. Savage. (eds.). 1995. Social Change and the Middle Classes. London: UCL. Crompton, R. 1992. Patterns of Social Consciousness amongst the Middle Classes. In: Burrows, R. and C. Marsh (eds.). Consumption and Change: Divisions and Change.London: Macmillan, 140-165. Davis, F. 1979. Yearning for Yesterday: A Sociology of Nostalgia, New York: The Free Press. Fujioka, W. 1984. Sayonara, taishu (Goodbye, masses). Tokyo: PHP. Goldthorpe, J. H. 1982. On the Service Class, its Formation and Future

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Utopist with Common Sense. Self-Narration and Career Making in the Works of Ferenc Balázs

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My study focuses on the self-narration of the young Transylvanian writer and social activist of the first part of the twentieth century, Ferenc Balázs, based on his personal correspondence and his autobiographical works. The medieval tradition of peregrination becomes a journey around the world which later will offer the ideological background of his work, and an evergoing clash between cultural traditions. Both his literary work and social achievement are characterized by premodern nostalgia for rural life mixed with utopian socialist ideas. The task of shaping a traditionalist, rural community according to modern idea becomes a token of individual achievement in his works. Balázs’s self-narration is contrasted in the memoirs of his wife and co-worker, Christine Frederiksen (The Alabaster Village), narrated from the special point of view of the stranger. Her interpretation comes to complete a story filled with complex interactions of cultural representations.

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Ion Valjan: With the Voice of Time. The Hypostasis of a Romanian Belle Epoque

. Nostalgiile identităţii. [The Nostalgia of Identity.] Cluj-Napoca: Dacia. Valjan, Ion. 2013. Cu glasul timpului. Amintiri. [With the Voice of Time. Memories.] Bucharest: Humanitas.

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Intercultural Passages in Ottó Tolnai’s Textual Universe

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The literary palette of Tolnai’s textual universe within the Hungarian literature from Vojvodina is based, among others, upon the intertwining of various cultural entities. The social and cultural spaces of “Big Yugoslavia,” the phenomena, figures, and works of the European-oriented Yugoslav and ethnic culture (literature, painting, book publishing, theatre, sports, etc.), the mentalities of the migrant worker’s life, the legends of the Tito cult embed the narrative procedures of particular texts by Tolnai into a rich culture-historical context. Similarly to the model of Valery’s Mediterranean, the narrator’s Janus-faced Yugoslavia simultaneously generates concrete and utopian spaces, folding upon one another. Above the micro spaces (towns, houses, flats) evolving along the traces of reality, there float the Proustian concepts of scent and colour of the Adriatic sea (salt, azure, mimosa, lavender, laurel). The nostalgia towards the lost Eden rises high and waves about the “grand form” of Big Yugoslavia, the related space of which is the Monarchy. The counterpoints of the grand forms are “the small, void forms,” provinces, regions (Vojvodina, North Bačka) and the micro spaces coded into them. The text analyses of the paper examine the intercultural motions and identityforming culture-historical elements of the outlined space system.

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Mainstream Media Discourse! Or the Divine Word of the Postmodern?

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This paper calls into question the growing tendency of quasi-absolutism within postmodern mainstream media discourse under the guise of objectivity. The tendency’s major aim is to ascribe more believability to its discourse by re-presenting that which it covers as the vehicle of objective truth to the mainstream audience. Two interweaving discourses have marked such objectivity: one in the form of indoctrinating and omnipresent narratives, which via effective propaganda become tantamount to ritualism, the other epitomised in the nostalgia for rationalisation, already inherent in western positivist thought through the exponential increase of quasi-empiricism (e.g. investigative reporting or speculative statistics). Accordingly, what the media cover exists. What they do not remains in the order of myth. The article starts by rethinking objectivity within modern western academia, a discourse whose objectivity is already flawed from within. Then, with respect to human experience and media coverage, the paper concludes by raising the question of postmodern mainstream media’s substitution of religious quasi-absolutist narratives, be they secular or non-secular. Subjectivity thus emerges as the ultimate ground upon which our being may be legitimate.

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Drinking to death: traditional masculinity, alcohol and shame in Finnish metal lyrics

, M. S. (2007): Masculinity as Homophobia: Fear, Shame and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity. In: Cook, N. (ed.): Gender Relations in Global Perspective: Essential Readings. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press Koski-Jännes, A. (1992): Alcohol Addiction and Self-Regulation. A Controlled Trial of a Relapse Prevention Program for Finnish Inpatient Alcoholics. Helsinki: The Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies Kukkonen, P. (1996): Tango Nostalgia. The Language of Love and Longing. Helsinki: Helsinki

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Making History Usable: Al-Andalus as a Site of Identity Construction in Arab American Women’s Narratives

June 2, 2016] Menocal, Maria Rosa. A. 1992. “Al-Andalus and 1492: The Ways of Remembering” in The Legacy of Muslim Spain . Salma Khadra Jayyusi (Ed.). Leiden and New York: E.J. Brill, pp.483-504. Rodriguez, Jeanette and Ted Fortier. 2007. Cultural Memory: Resistance, Faith, and Identity . Austin: University of Texas Press. Stearns, Justin. 2009. “Representing and Remembering Al-Andalus: Some Historical Considerations Regarding the End of Time and the Making of Nostalgia” in Medieval Encounters 15:355-374. Viguera, Maria. J. 1992. “ Asluhu

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The Customary Identity of the Coppersmiths Clan in Oltenia: Between Tradition and Modernity

. ‘Gypsy, Roma and traveller children in schools: understandings of community and safety’, Br. J. Educ. Stud. 57: 417–434. O’Reilly, K. (2005), Ethnographic Methods , New York: Routledge. Ozkan, A.R. (2000), Türkiye Cingeneleri [ Turkey’s gypsies ]. Ankara: Kültür Bakanlığı Yayınları. Ozkan, A.R. (2006), ‘Marriage among the Gypsies of Turkey’, The Social Science Journal 43: 461–470. Pasieka, A. (2012), ‘Resurrected pigs, dyed foxes and beloved cows: religious diversity and nostalgia for socialism in rural Poland’, Journal of Rural Studies

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Homing Desire at the Juncture of Place and Transnational Spaces: The Case of Young Kurds in Finland

. Antonsich, M 2010, ‘Searching for belonging - an analytical framework’, Geography Compass, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 644-659. Brah, A 1996, Cartographies of diaspora: contesting identities, Routledge, London. Duyvendak, JW 2011, The politics of home: belonging and nostalgia in Western Europe and the United States, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. Eliassi, B 2010, Stranger in my homeland: the politics of belonging among young people with Kurdish backgrounds in Sweden, Mid Sweden University, Östersund. Emanuelsson, A

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Modernist Desires Among Recent Migrants in Western Turkey

University Press, Durham . Middle East Report, 1996, Forced evictions and destruction of villages in Turkish Kurdistan, vol. 199, pp. 8-9 . Navaro-Yashin, Y 2002, Faces of the state, Princeton University Press, Princeton . Neyzi, L, 2002, ‘Remembering to forget: Sabbateanism, National Identity, and subjectivity in Turkey,’ Society for Comparative Study of Society and History, vol. 2, pp. 137-158 . Özyürek, E 2006, Nostalgia for the Modern, Duke University Press, Durham

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