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Rodger Williamson

central to his analysis of Japan.” (Ronan, 1997 , p.180) To Hearn, according to Murray, “Celtic belief in fairies resulted in an imagination that was “romantic, poetic and also terrible” and his view of peasant life in Ireland was, in turn, remarkably similar to the Shinto-based ethos of pre-Meiji Japan

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Rosa Branca Figueiredo

vision of history in A Dance of the Forests is, in fact, an index of his belief that it is impossible to divorce culture from its mythic origins. Soyinka is not exactly enthusiastic over the idea that human history is the history of progress and perfection, but he appears nevertheless certain that

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Aytül Özüm

social and cultural dynamism, it is useful to draw attention to several differences between them in terms of the dominant beliefs each presents in relation to progress. In Ackroyd’s work, the narrating writer’s remembrance of London and his interpretation of the documents about the city show the place as

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Kaisa Kurikka, Hanna Lahdenperä, Kristina Malmio and Julia Tidigs

is associated. Not with the North-African father, who is in fact quite secular, but with the convert, the girls’ Finland-Swedish mother. The foreigner is then converted into a person who is “ethnically Finnish”, man into woman, and mother-tongue into adopted language of faith and innermost beliefs

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Jennifer Wood

[of a] closed social world, filled with the solidarity of family, kin and locality” (ibid.); an identity “rooted in kinship systems, […] religious beliefs, and in the continuity of tradition” (Morley & Robins, 1995 , p.87). In other words, it is a collective cultural/national identity expressed on a

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Brigitte Le Juez

: “There are lieux de mémoire , sites of memory, because there are no longer milieux de mémoire , real environments of memory” (Nora, 1989 , p.7). For Nora, memory is attached to sites and is permanently actual and evolving. H Story , to some extent, challenges Nora’s beliefs because Hiroshima, like

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Brigitte Le Juez and Bill Richardson

lenses. Conventional perceptions and images of different types of loci can lead to misapprehensions, and to people defining themselves, or being defined, according to distorted beliefs or even discriminatory attitudes. Thus, themes linked to issues of identity, such as desire, nostalgia, memory, hope

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Gabriel F.Y. Tsang

choosing to love a country girl to returning to Prague because of her, and then being expelled to the countryside because of his political beliefs, Tomas realizes that his personal belonging to Prague carries more weight than his emotional bond with Tereza. Prague has framed Tomas’s identity and

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Ivan Kenny

el optimismo filosófico y científico del siglo xviii ” (“[the] genre known as the fantastic […] they seek to oppose that deceptive realism which consists of the belief that everything can be described and explained according to the assumptions of eighteenth-century philosophical and scientific

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Pilar Vega Rodríguez

to a bad end”). According to others, the tradition of the Malaga gates was originated by the belief that Florinda sailed with Don Julian in Malaga to go to Ceuta, and left through a door that has since been called Cava, based on an erroneous translation of Alcaba door (door of Ascent) as “door of the