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Stefan Groth and Yonca Krahn

. Narrative Analysis and Sport and Exercise Psychology: Understanding Lives in Diverse Ways. – Psychology of Sport and Exercise 10 (2): 279–288. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2008.07.012 . Sparkes, Andrew C. 2009. Ethnography and the Senses: Challenges and Possibilities. – Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise 1 (1): 21–35. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19398440802567923 . Sparkes, Andrew C. and Brett Smith. 2012. Embodied Research Methodologies and Seeking the Senses in Sport and Physical Culture: A Fleshing out of Problems and

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Reet Hiiemäe

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The article* focuses on the dynamics of contemporary beliefs related to involuntary childlessness. Firstly, the methodological issues of collecting source material on delicate matters and the advantages of anonymous and narrative presentation modes in certain contexts will be discussed. Secondly, conclusions drawn from the collected material, i.e. the temporary and changeable nature of those beliefs, their relations with the mass media, the social and the individual aspects and the motifs of guilt and supernatural punishment in the context of identity issues will be presented, concluding that such belief-based models of explanation and help-seeking eventually function as a mental self-defence mechanism.

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Art Leete

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The purpose of this article is to examine Khanty spatial ritual behaviour in the context of the simultaneous application of different ideas about sacred landscape. I aim to demonstrate the functional pattern behind handling seemingly ambivalent characteristics of cosmological models in the tangible ritual performance of the Khanty, an indigenous people inhabiting the taiga and forest taiga zone of Western Siberia. I explore three cases in which the concept of sacred topography is applied among the Khanty by exploring two public ceremonies of reindeer sacrifice and one episode of a post-funeral rite. It appeared that the spatial conceptualisation is different in different rituals. During sacrificial ceremonies, the Khanty position the Upper World in the southern direction, while in the case of death rituals, the Upper World is projected towards upstream of a river, even if it remains in the north. Studying different spatial orientations during rituals provides a methodological key for approaching other concepts of vernacular belief among Siberian indigenous communities.

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Lea Kantonen and Pekka Kantonen

, Arnd and Christopher Wright. 2013. Ways of Working. - Anthropology and Art Practice, edited by Arnd Scneider and Christopher Wright. London: Bloomsbury. Shipley, William. 2014. What’s Yours is Mine: Conflict of Interest Regarding Indigenous Property Rights n Investment Dispute Arbitration. http://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/article.asp?key=2039 (accessed June 6, 2015). Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. 2012. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. London: Zed books. Tatuutsi Maxakwaxi 2014