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Death, landscape and power among the Duha Tuvinians of northern Mongolia
Benedikte Møller Kristensen

natural entity or an artefact. Yet, when the soul realises that its former body has gone it is likely to depart for the afterworld. This may explain why the Duha show great relief when they realise that a deceased was consumed fast, as one middle-aged Duha woman told me: ‘My father’s younger sibling left Ulaan Huu’s grandfather at the entry way to Darkan. At first one crow came and left. Then five crows came and then another four crows and after that one eagle. We had left him there and went away and when we came back everything had disappeared. It was a very good sign

in Governing the dead
James Thompson

wondrous creatures, some are based on contemporary popular culture (from the latest animated or comic hero films) and others might be based on the familiar worlds of five-year-olds, with parents, siblings and other family members appearing as the leading characters. Once the story is finished, the workshop ends with a few concluding exercises. This includes a routine to ‘wash off’ the story, showering away the varying roles the child will have played, a group sharing of their favourite moments of the day and then a final song. In most Speech Bubbles sessions, one child

in Performing care
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Coding same-sex union in Amis and Amiloun
Sheila Delany

artificiality of a too-strict demarcation of genre lines. Common topoi are fidelity to a vow, miraculous healing, angelic voices, wandering, disguise and poverty, and ability to revive the dead. Though these appear in many legends paired or not, burial in the same grave (as in Amis) is normally limited to paired saints and is usual for them. Nearly all the paired saints in the Golden Legend and in Butler’s Patron Saints are buried together, whether as friends, siblings or spouses. Occasionally they are buried together even when the two saints were neither friends nor martyred

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
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Sustainability, the arts and the watermill
Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Howard Thomas, and Richard Marggraf Turley

destruction of Tulliver’s grain mill, home and, most importantly, the family’s future, when the siblings Tom and Maggie Tulliver drown as freak storms coincide with the Floss’s biannual tidal bore. Writing forty years after the events described, Eliot’s narrator remembers the mill just as its role as centre of the sustainable community is vanishing. The ensuing analysis of the reasons for this loss are sharply critical and insightful: Our instructed vagrancy, which has hardly time to linger by the hedgerows, but runs away early to the tropics, and is at home with palms and

in Literature and sustainability
Peter D.G. Thomas

. Ironically the deficit was due not to the bribery of politicians, but to a naively high-minded decision of Bute and George III. Bute adopted a pledge of Frederick Prince of Wales in 1747 to a fixed Civil List of £800,000, and the Civil List Act of 1760 surrendered in lieu the royal revenues, then £877,000 and steadily rising. It was a disastrous bargain for the new young King, who apart from heavy initial expenditure, had far more family commitments than his grandfather – not merely his mother and uncle, but also a wife, children and adult siblings. George III

in George III
Nataša Gregorič Bon

missed her husband and children. She could not talk to them every day, as there were no mobile phones at the time. While Lambrini was working in Athens, she returned only at Christmas, and her 19-year-old daughter took care of her father and siblings. She remitted one-quarter Silenced border crossings in southern Albania 151 of her monthly salary via a relative and saved the rest to purchase the shop. Kosta invested Lambrini’s remittances in renovating the house, which had been built in the 1970s. When Lambrini returned to the village she bought the shop, which she

in Migrating borders and moving times
Time and space in family migrant networks between Kosovo and western Europe
Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

meant that other family members were left behind. People worried about those who remained behind in dangerous, economically depressed Kosovo. Many migrants remained strongly home-oriented. They tried to put money aside to send home to their families, parents and (male) siblings. In the 1990s, this was done irrespective of whether the migrants managed to bring their spouses and children or not. The ethnic conflict and the flight from Kosovo were experienced as a time to show solidarity with those at home; individual aspirations were subordinated to meeting the needs of

in Migrating borders and moving times
Britta Lundgren and Martin Holmberg

their decision to accept the vaccine. Their reasoning was that it was important to take the vaccine, that all siblings should have it, and this would be a way to protect other people or children who, for different reasons, could not take it. Among the officials interviewed, the importance of solidarity in order to reach herd immunity was also claimed, and for some this had ideological reasons. I

in The politics of vaccination
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Janet Wolff

, and whose lives I’d love to know more about. His father’s cousin Emma (sister of Julie, the mother of Marcel who died in the French Resistance) was single, and lived with her widowed sister, and her sister-in-law in her later years. It was with them that my cousin Marlyse lived, in France, as a young girl in the 1930s. Emma is on the right in this photograph from 1953 (and I am in front, with Julie’s hand on my shoulder). More mysterious, and a generation earlier, is Emma’s aunt Minette Levy (1845–1919), my father’s great-aunt, oldest of nine siblings, whose grave I

in Austerity baby
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Janet Wolff

of her years of anxiety, her feeling that she had to protect her parents, her inability to separate from them (especially her mother) and the need to be good and do well in school. My father was a refugee, not a concentration camp survivor, but many of his relatives died in the Holocaust, including his mother’s brother and sister and their spouses, and his father’s two siblings, one with her hushand. It seems very likely that the same disturbances pervaded our postwar lives. From some of the studies Karpf reviews: The Holocaust, it was claimed, had become the

in Austerity baby