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Cultural Relativism & “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

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Cross-posted at Montclair SocioBlog. The crucial moment in “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” for me at least, was the sight of Hushpuppy  in a new purple dress.  Hushpuppy, a seven-year-old girl is the central figure in the film, and up until that...
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A Split Jewish Diaspora: Its Dramatic Consequences

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A Split Jewish Diaspora: Its Dramatic Consequences
By Arye Edrei and Doron Mendels
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, Vol.
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PHOTOS: 35,000 Protesters Demand Immediate Climate Action At ‘Largest Climate Rally In U.S. History’

PHOTOS: 35,000 Protesters Demand Immediate Climate Action At ‘Largest Climate Rally In U.S. History’ | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
Credit: 350.org On Sunday, an estimated crowd of 35,000 people joined the Forward On Climate rally in Washington, DC, where protesters delivered a clear message to President Obama: Take immediate action on climate change by rejecting the Keystone...
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The Social Status of Physicians in Greece and Rome

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The Social Status of Physicians in Greece and Rome
By Christopher McGinness
Thesis, Xavier University, 2006
Introduction: Physicians in today’s society are afforded a great deal of respect as learned professionals.
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Happy Presidents’ Day! Meet The Five Most Overrated American Presidents

Happy Presidents’ Day! Meet The Five Most Overrated American Presidents | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
Americans love to rank things. So lists of the best presidents in American history frequently allow historians to duke it out over whether George Washington, Abraham Lincoln or Franklin Delano Roosevelt should be remembered as our nation’s greatest...
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Alaska Republicans Laugh At Reporter For Asking About Civil Unions For Gay Couples

Alaska Republicans Laugh At Reporter For Asking About Civil Unions For Gay Couples | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
The Republican-led House Majority Caucus laughed off the idea of enacting civil unions or domestic partnerships for gay and lesbian couples as they rolled out their “Guiding Principles” last week, characterizing such protections as “what happens...
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Congresswoman Opposes Obama’s Universal Preschool Plan Because It Would Require ‘More Paperwork’

Congresswoman Opposes Obama’s Universal Preschool Plan Because It Would Require ‘More Paperwork’ | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) shot down President Obama’s proposal for universal pre-school education during an appearance on CSPAN’s Washington Journal on Friday, complaining that the plan — first unveiled during last week’s State of the Union...
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UK Climate Change Secretary Slams Deniers As ‘Dogmatic And Blinkered’

UK Climate Change Secretary Slams Deniers As ‘Dogmatic And Blinkered’ | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
At a UK Royal Society symposium last week, Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, was as blunt on the reality of climate science as he was critical of those who deny it. His full remarks are here.
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Fox Host Calls Universal Preschool ‘Immoral Crazy Talk’

Fox Host Calls Universal Preschool ‘Immoral Crazy Talk’ | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
Last week, Fox News attacked President Obama’s proposal for expanding universal early childhood education by characterizing it as a government handout intended to extend “literally, the nanny state” and warned that the president is using preschool...
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“My Sejanus”

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“My Sejanus” By Edward Champlin Humanities, Volume 31, Number 5 (September/October 2010) Introduction: On October 18 in the year 31 CE, the Roman senate convened, prepared to confer ultimate power on the second man in the empire, Lucius Aelius...
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Surrogate Pay-To-Promote: A New Network of Exchange?

Surrogate Pay-To-Promote: A New Network of Exchange? | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
In October, Facebook began offering a paid promotion option to its users. This gave users the opportunity to pay money for their pictures and status updates to gain greater visibility.
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The role of the chantress in ancient Egypt

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The role of the chantress in ancient Egypt Suzanne Lynne Ostine PhD Thesis, Graduate Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civiliations University of Toronto (2001) Abstract The specific nature of the title ‘s_m`yt’ or “chantress”, which occurred...
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The Goddess Hathor and the women of ancient Egypt

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The Goddess Hathor and the women of ancient Egypt Danielle Basson MPhil in Ancient Cultures at the University of Stellenbosch March (2012)  Abstract In studying ancient Egypt researchers have a great advantage, in that there is a multitude of...
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Scientific American: ‘Loss of Ice, Melting Of Permafrost And Other Climate Effects Are Occurring At An Alarming Pace’

Scientific American: ‘Loss of Ice, Melting Of Permafrost And Other Climate Effects Are Occurring At An Alarming Pace’ | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
Another day, another (accurate) apocalyptic review of climate science. Joining recent articles in the New York Times and New Scientist is a terrific piece in Scientific American by science writer John Carey.
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Myth and History in Oikist Traditions: Archias of Syracuse

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Myth and History in Oikist Traditions: Archias of Syracuse By Antonella Carfora Electronic Antiquity, Volume 11, Number 1 (2007) Introduction: In this paper I shall briefly introduce an oikist tradition that grew around the foundation of Syracuse...
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USA Today On Keystone XL Rally: ‘Tens Of Thousands Demand Action On Climate Change’

USA Today On Keystone XL Rally: ‘Tens Of Thousands Demand Action On Climate Change’ | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
So that was a heck of a rally. I welcome readers who attended to share their thoughts and pics.
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“The Past on Display: A Curatorial Perspective”

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“The Past on Display: A Curatorial Perspective”
Peter and I had the pleasure of attending a talk given by the Archaeology Department at the University of Toronto on challenges in museum curation. Dr.
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18-Year-Old Mother Shot And Killed In Chicago Hours After Sister Attends Obama’s Gun Speech

18-Year-Old Mother Shot And Killed In Chicago Hours After Sister Attends Obama’s Gun Speech | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
Janay Mcfarlane 18-year-old Janay Mcfarlane, a mother of a 3-month-old boy, was shot in the head and killed in a Chicago suburb just hours after her sister sat behind President Obama as he advocated for tighter gun regulations on Friday.
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Fossil Fuel-Generated Energy Has Real External Costs

Fossil Fuel-Generated Energy Has Real External Costs | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
The Effects of Rising Energy Costs on American Families and Employers
Daniel J.
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Gun Safety Advocates Force NRA Backed Democrat Out Of Congressional Race

Gun Safety Advocates Force NRA Backed Democrat Out Of Congressional Race | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
Illinois State Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped her bid to fill the Congressional seat of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
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Film project ‘The Lost Legion’ to show clash between Roman and Han empires

Film project ‘The Lost Legion’ to show clash between Roman and Han empires | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
Warner Brothers has announced they will be making a new epic film that will depict a battle between ancient Rome and China.
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Lessons from a Demigod

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Lessons from a Demigod By Philip Freeman Humanities, Volume 33, Number 4 (July/August 2012) Introduction: The Epic of Gilgamesh has been read in the modern world for a little longer than a century, and, in that time, this oldest of stories has...
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Who makes public policy in Malaysia?

Who makes public policy in Malaysia? | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
When Malaysia faced the Asian economic crisis back in 1997, the then Prime Minister Dr.
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#TtW13 Preview: Cameron Paul – “Mediating Beyond the Page: Objectivity, Materiality, and Environmental Approaches to Digital Poetics”

#TtW13 Preview: Cameron Paul – “Mediating Beyond the Page: Objectivity, Materiality, and Environmental Approaches to Digital Poetics” | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
For the next couple of weeks, leading up to Theorizing the Web 2013, we’ll be posting a series of previews of some of the papers we’ll be showcasing at the conference. This is one of those. Stay tuned for more!
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What To Be Concerned About As Congress Mulls Targeted Killing Courts

What To Be Concerned About As Congress Mulls Targeted Killing Courts | Flash Politics & Society News | Scoop.it
I am the law?Should the United States have courts that authorize the targeted killing of Americans? At yesterday’s hearing, Sen.
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Distressing developments in Laos

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The past year in Laos has been far from business as usual. Yes, high economic growth, development megaprojects, and attendant controversies have continued apace.
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