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Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 507, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 411, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 269, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 233, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 77, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
J. of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
New Literary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.83, CiteScore: 2)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.188, CiteScore: 0)
MFS Modern Fiction Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
Narrative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
J. of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 0)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
J. of Narrative Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Review of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.601, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
J. of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Reviews in American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Arizona Quarterly: A J. of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A J. of Intl. and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Shofar : An Interdisciplinary J. of Jewish Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
Yearbook of Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
J. of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Mouseion: J. of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
AUDEM : The Intl. J. of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 0)
Theory & Event     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
The Lion and the Unicorn     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Periodicals Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Asian Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Christianity & Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 0)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Topics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Region : Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Sojourn: J. of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 0)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Mosaic : a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Literary Imagination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.556, CiteScore: 1)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Spiritus: A J. of Christian Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
MLN     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 0)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Notebook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
Oceanic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 0)
Literature and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Southeast Asian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Narrative Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Social Research : An Intl. Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Monumenta Nipponica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
The Velvet Light Trap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Review of Japanese Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Toronto J. of Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
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Seoul J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Latin American Music Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Comparative Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Partial Answers: J. of Literature and the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Symposium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Ohio History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Southwestern Historical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Transactions of the American Philological Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
The Comparatist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Azalea: J. of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
ESQ: A J. of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Education and Treatment of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.68, CiteScore: 1)
Southern Literary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.137, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
The Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 0)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
Emily Dickinson J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)

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Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture
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  • The Frontier of Race in Mimetic Theory: American Lynchings and Racial
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      Abstract: René Girard stands as one of the most fascinating figures in the study of violence and religion. As a thinker, theorist, and theologian, his contribution to literary and cultural theory is indicative of his profound ability to see beyond societal phenomena into the very mechanizations of human existence. Historians, economists, philosophers, psychologists, and even neuroscientists have followed Girard's lead and stepped into the waters of mimetic theory in order to surf the waves of such concepts as desire, imitation, and violence. Yet amid the number of articles, monographs, and anthologies produced by Girard and his colleagues in the Academy, only a few scholars have struck out further into the open seas of ... Read More
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  • Green-Eye and Mimetic Desire in Strindberg

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      Abstract: Like Marcel Proust, the late Strindberg stands on the threshold between realism and modernism, where memory and the hidden truths of the mind demand radically new literary representation. The great realist tradition of the nineteenth century still remains vital for him in a novel like The Scapegoat [Syndabocken] (1907), where the heritage from Balzac is obvious. But in the last decades before his death in 1912 he also produces some of his most spectacular works, experimenting with genre conventions, with dream logic and stream of consciousness. One can even—and this is my interest here—discern signs of astonishing insight concerning triangular desire, one of his most stubborn motifs since The Defence of a Madman ... Read More
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  • René Girard's Observations on "Homosexuality" in His Major Writings: Some
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      Abstract: Girard discusses "homosexuality" on three occasions in his oeuvre. Late in the first chapter of Deceit, Desire, & the Novel (DDN) he discusses the relationship between Veltchaninov and Troussotsky, characters in Dostoyevsky's The Eternal Husband. Then in Part III of Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World (THFW) the sections entitled "Homosexuality" and "Mimetic Latency and Rivalry" are dedicated to the subject. Indeed, in the latter of these Girard reproduces his discussion of Veltchaninov and Troussotsky from the earlier book (thus making it unnecessary for me to discuss its earlier appearance). Finally, he touches on the matter in Chapter 4 of A Theater of Envy: William Shakespeare (TEWS), dedicated to ... Read More
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  • Sacrifice and Evolutionary Incentive: Epigenetic Applications of the
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      Abstract: Nowadays in paleoanthropology it becomes more and more evident that the process of encephalopathy has guided our evolutionary line and that it can be investigated following two main strands of interpretation: the one based on selective mechanisms, which act on large numbers and in a completely random way, and the strand that constitutes the cornerstone of the Darwinian perspective on the evolution of life; or the one that is articulated according to a philosophical approach, aimed at formulating a "law of complexity-consciousness," which, following Teilhard de Chardin's hypothesis, highlights the possible action, within the evolutionary mechanisms, of loadbearing lines of development, responsible for the "formation ... Read More
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  • Desiring Machines: Machines That Are Desired and Machines That Desire

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      Abstract: What is a machine' What distinguishes a machine from a tool or a simple instrument—for example, a knife, a hammer, an ax, or a pencil' Tools are technical objects that can be seen as extending or continuing a bodily action. They augment its efficiency. To push, hit, tear, pierce, crush, grasp, or throw: tools and simple instruments allow us to do better what, to some extent, we can already do without them. They enhance our performance, make the action easier, more precise, they push back the limits of what we can do. What is done with difficulty and imperfectly with our bare hands, teeth, or nails can be done better and more easily using a tool, or with the help of a stone, a leaf, a stick, or of any natural object ... Read More
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  • Locating Love Amid the Violence: Girard, Vattimo, and the Radicality of
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      Abstract: To try to recover something of the religious framework that is inextricably connected to the history of apophatic thought amid the emancipatory claims of various modern nihilisms, I find it helpful to consider how contemporary philosophical views have worked steadily toward an eradication of the false sacred in our world in order to produce nothing more than an empty space that might nonetheless yield the possibility for something like a source of sacrality to appear—though being careful to refrain from making such suggestions for the most part. Though such possibilities flirt with the utopian, they may also highlight a religious sense of grace that is also a necessity in our world though seemingly coming from ... Read More
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           Economics

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      Abstract: Why are human beings inclined to commit violence that finally brings themselves into conflict' How could human beings have maintained their society that is full of violence and conflicts' René Girard's theory of mimetic desire and the scapegoat mechanism are the answers to these two anthropological questions. Even though his theory basically belongs to the tradition of anthropological philosophy, it is not limited to that realm. In reality, his theory has been applied in other academic disciplines, in particular, in social science, such as political science and economics.There are two remarkable features of Girard's theory that make it possible for its influence to extend beyond anthropology. The first one is that ... Read More
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  • "Pacific" Ethno-National Identities: Victims, Persecutors, and the Quest
           for Identity

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      Abstract: The processes of globalization, embraced with such eagerness in the 1990s, started being reviewed a decade later, having revealed a vicious underside. Behind the diverse masks of globalization hide murderous identities that promise different types of violence. During Brexit, the referendum in June 2016 that was to decide whether the United Kingdom left the European Union (EU) or stayed in it, Britain rejected what the EU represents—a common identity—to pursue a road on its own—a separate identity.1 Significantly, one of the elements that analysts regarded as central to Brexit was immigration. According to a recent book by Nidesh Lawtoo, immigration is one of the main rhetorical tropes of the new political ... Read More
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  • Kindly Scandal: A Mimetic Theory of Humor

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      Abstract: "The structural patterns of the comic … deny the sovereignty of the individual."The question of the nature of humor is not new. Many have applied themselves to understanding it in both general and specific ways, and because of the widespread interest in the subject, humor research is not limited to any one discipline or theory, although many available humor theories conform to the concerns of particular paradigms. Given the inevitable and pervasive pluralism around humor, there is no dominant perspective on how it can best be understood. Each theory that sheds light on the phenomenon may be valuable in its own way, although clearly some theories are better than others.1Thomas Veach is a recent thinker who has ... Read More
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  • Strangers in Paradise: Reenacting Proximity in Time of Pandemic

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      Abstract: In 2019, Kathryn Frost looks for conjunction where mimetic theory and attachment theory can agree on the issue of human proximity. Her search starts from an apparent conflict between René Girard's cautionary stand against proximity and attachment theory that favors proximity-seeking as a formative experience in one's personal development. She comes with a plan for "a hybrid of mimetic theory that privileges attachment … and caregiving,"1 and designs a program "to break through the mimetic vortex of conflict cycles."2Both mimesis as the "parsimonious principle" that undergirds Girard's theory and proximity-seeking in attachment theory are working at a prerepresentational level.3 This explains why her conflict ... Read More
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  • Yazidis: A Tale of a Lost, Found, and Misunderstood Legacy in the Light of
           Mimetic Theory

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      Abstract: A faint smell of rosemary permeates the room; it is a soft and soothing smell. Weaving into it is another, not as sweet but an amiable one, and a few more sniffs will reveal that it is the comforting smell of a sweating body after a long, tiring walk. Small drops of sweat sit on the broad forehead of a young male figure sitting on a bedstead, quiet except for an occasional deep and very prolonged breath that inhales decades of struggle and exhales uncountable moments of grief, tiredness, and regret. The man on the bedstead, wearing old jeans soaked in his sweat, is holding a black pen. His bare feet are neatly crossed in front of him; with a leaning hand, he unwillingly and reluctantly, but carefully, takes a note ... Read More
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