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Time and space
Saurabh Dube

Dube , “Telling tales and trying truths: transgressions, entitlements and legalities in village disputes, late colonial central India,” Studies in History , 13 ( 1996 ): 171–201 . 6 E. P. Thompson , Customs in Common: Studies in Traditional Popular Culture ( New York

in Subjects of modernity
The (un)predictability of modern consumption
Jukka Gronow

instance, are by no means notably imaginative or varied (Kjaernes 2001). And yet popular culture tells a different story: many TV programmes on food compete with the most popular soap operas in terms of viewing figures; the most popular food journals have large circulations; newspapers feature popular food columns; every year hundreds of new cookery books, many of them big editions, are published for Christmas; and sampling the local cuisine is a ‘must’ for holidaymakers wherever they are. Judging from this one would imagine that culinary culture, both at home and in

in Qualities of food
Antonia Lucia Dawes

chains. We are all Africans, we are Africans We are all Africans, us Neapolitans. And this heart beats black black black … And this heart sings black black black … At the bottom of the world which, deep down, wants to steal our souls. It has taken everything from us but will never take our souls. Extract of ‘Cuore nero’ (1997) written by Enzo Rossi and sung by Franco Ricciardi, featuring 99 Posse (translated from Italian and Neapolitan by the author) RICCIARDI’S ‘CUORE NERO’ (Rossi 1997 ) meditates upon a key theme in Neapolitan popular culture: that

in Race talk
Hans Peter Broedel

an inquisitor could exploit. A similar grounding in popular culture was possible through the assimilation of motifs drawn from traditional beliefs about night flying women and the demonolatrous sect of malefici. An early and interesting example appears around 1436 in the account of a magistrate in the Dauphiné, Claude Tholasan. Tholosan had been involved in a series of trials, which began around 1425 and TMM6 8/30/03 5:37 PM Page 127 WITCHCRAFT: THE FORMATION OF BELIEF 2 127 would continue for almost twenty years, in which authorities made extensive use of

in The <i>Malleus Maleficarum</i> and the construction of witchcraft
Antonia Lucia Dawes

popular culture. As Federico Faloppa has shown, the word came into use in romance languages – as in Anglo-Germanic languages – in the colonial period to designate an individual belonging to an inferior race (Faloppa 2011 : 29). In general I have avoided translating into standard English and tried to produce a translation that ‘foreignises’ the text, bringing the reader to Napoli to some extent (Temple 2004 ). This is a book about talk and language use, but the chapters are also interspersed with photographs taken by my participants and I with disposable cameras

in Race talk
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Mia-Marie Hammarlin

insights that folklore as a discipline is able to supply (see e.g. Kitta and Goldberg 2017). Concluding comment It sometimes happens that the preference of journalism for good stories trumps impartial and true news reporting. On these occasions, journalism’s residence within popular culture and the roles of journalists as storytellers are, so to speak, made visible. Yet again, we have seen how gossip that takes place face to face is interwoven with gossip in digital form, and how this text–talk hybrid occasionally not only seeps into journalism but also constitutes its

in Exposed
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Amateur film, civic culture and the rehearsal of monarchy
Karen Lury

Lady’. 27 In these charades, parades and competitions, the community would appear to acknowledge and celebrate its universal attributes (the changing of the seasons and representation of fantastic figures) and equally its modernity as the children’s appearance makes knowing references to the wider contemporary popular culture available through the mass media. Dressing-up is familiar practice occurring

in The British monarchy on screen
Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

Gramsci, in Selections from the Prison Notebooks (1921–35), stressed the important role of dominant, or ‘hegemonic’, ideologies in capitalist societies as the means by which the dominant capitalist classes maintain their rule. Dominant ideologies permeate all aspects of society, from popular culture to the education system, from religious institutions to sports. Such ideologies legitimise the political system and the

in Understanding political ideas and movements
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Films of re-enactment in the post-war period
Paul Henley

many possible hunter-gatherer societies that might have been selected, the Inuit were thought to be a particularly good choice because their way of life was already a well-known point of reference in US popular culture – in large measure, Balikci has argued, as a result of Nanook . Although still a relatively junior member of the anthropological profession in North America, Balikci was asked to supervise the project, not because he knew anything about film-making – which he readily confessed

in Beyond observation
Jenny Edkins

. This alternative vision is extensively adopted and explored in popular culture. The events of September 11, for example, were in a sense not completely unexpected, although they were uncanny in that something familiar only in the imagination was taking place in reality.43 However, for the new cosmology to be adopted and acknowledged in the public sphere would involve a shift away from the notion of state and individual upon which that sphere is currently based. It would entail the development of a new vision of political community, one that was not based on the

in Change and the politics of certainty