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Demand-side abundance and its discontents in Hungary during the long 1960s
György Péteri

of consumerism and its consolidation can be traced and shown in the mirror of its critical reception by several shades of Kádár-era Hungary’s cultural and intellectual life. In the rest of this chapter, I present and discuss only two distinct streams of critical reception of the advent of consumerism and demand-side abundance in Communist Hungary. First, I present the contemporary satirical mirror held to advances of consumerism in Hungarian society by the cartoons published in the weekly satirical magazine, Ludas Matyi, in the first seven years of János Kádár

in Overwhelmed by overflows?
Jeremy C.A. Smith

different questions about power, as well as looking at fresh figurations not normally examined as civilisations. Arnason for one is receptive to suggestions of further revision. In his view, civilisational analysis cannot exhaust understanding (Arnason, 2010) and ‘should not be mistaken for an attempt to subsume everything under civilisational categories’ (2011b: 117). When couched in these terms, civilisational analysis appears responsive to criticisms from within and from without. There is a small critical reception of Arnason’s work. A number of the criticisms

in Debating civilisations
Jeremy C.A. Smith

civilisational level (see also Unay and Senel, 2009), Cox’s axiomatic comments are a significant contribution from the political sciences to the paradigm of civilisational analysis. They have not gone unnoticed and not escaped critical reception. The detractors cannot be addressed here, excepting one observation. Cox’s advanced theory of international political economy is the most striking attempt to marry civilisational analysis and a version of Marxism, and none of the critics address this aspect of Cox’s work. Cox’s vision of a pluri-​civilisational normative global order

in Debating civilisations
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Individuality, identification and multidirectional memorialisation in post-genocide Rwanda
Ayala Maurer-Prager

(Abingdon: Routledge, 2013), p. 2. 2 J. Kristeva, Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection (New York: Columbia University Press, 1984), p. 1. 3 Ibid., p. 3. 4 See P. Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families (London:  Picador, 2000). This book enjoyed a warm critical reception. Gourevitch was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award, the George Polk Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the PEN/​Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, among many others. The concern that some

in Human remains in society