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Yafa Shanneik

religiosity or the arrival of a de-secularised age but it rather illustrates the contours of a post-Catholic age that is characterised by a ‘massive subjective turn’. 5 It is an age in which the individual decides and chooses her/his religious or spiritual affiliation rather than as in the past imposed by

Michelle Hartman

“BESOTTED WITH THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF IMPERIALISM”:? ARAB SUBJECTIVITY CONSTRUCTED AGAINST NEW YORK’S MANY FACES* MICHELLE HARTMAN McGill University Abstract This article reads symbolism and imagery related to New York City in Y‚suf Idr¬s’s New York 80 , Ad‚n¬s’s Qabr min ajl New York , and Ra

Elaine van Dalen

these two texts serve five different semantic functions, with varying degrees of subjectivity, namely (a) the personal expression of stance, (b) endophoric reference, (c) frame marking, (d) the expression of personal experience and (e) the impersonal expression of intersubjectivity. By examining both

Miquel Pomar-Amer

much more complex narrative that tries to break with the reductionism of the dominant discourse by dint of an alternative to the dichotomous view of ‘us’ versus ‘them’, stressing resemblance over difference. The focus of this article is the textual representation of El Hachmi’s subjectivity. Stuart

Yoav Di-Capua

compromised, the immediate question that comes to mind is: what kind of subjectivity emerges from such a condition? Published in 1992 after eight years of silence, Ṣunʿ Allāh Ibrāhīm’s Dhāt is a product of the 1980s when Arab and Egyptian historians, pundits and cultural commentators widely debated the so

G. Ossman

264 THE PROTECTION OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS UNDER THE RULES OF CONFLICT OF LAWS: PREVAILING SUBJECTIVITY G Ossman* The rule of English conflict of laws which implies that public international law is the proper law governing an international organisation established by a treaty between

Werner G. Jeanrond

This article investigates the nature and significance of hermeneutics in theological thinking. Two principal approaches to hermeneutics in theology, i.e. a hermeneutics of revelation and a hermeneutics of signification, are examined and their respective implications for theological thinking are discussed within a Christian horizon. However, it is argued that all religious traditions need to come to terms with their respective linguistic and hermeneutical condition and with the plurality of interpretations arising from the necessary interplay between subject and object in every act of interpretation. A concept of love as critical human praxis is proposed as the most appropriate way of dealing with differences of understanding sacred texts, traditions and human experiences in this universe, culminating in the call for a hermeneutics of love in theology.

Jonathan A.C. Brown

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2012 DOI: 10.1163/156851912X639923 Islamic Law and Society 19 (2012) 356-396 www.brill.com/ils Islamic Law and Society e Rules of Matn Criticism: ere Are No Rules Jonathan A.C. Brown Abstract In an effort to avoid the subjectivity of individual reason, Sunni

Jaroslav Stetkevych

and, as a persona, almost invisible. In the extensive corpus of hunt-poems attributed to Abū Nuwās, two basic types are identifiable. Th e first exhibits a subjective perspective in which the poet is the agent of the hunt. Th is type typically opens with the Imru ʾ al-Qays-derived wa-qad aghtadī (“I

Stephanie Gaynor

HE SAYS, SHE SAYS: SUBJECTIVITY AND THE DISCOURSE OF THE OTHER IN THE PRIORESS'S PORTRAIT AND TALE STEPHANIE GAYNOR Tufts University ABSTRACT The Prioress's Portrait, Prologue, and Tale present a series of displacements in which Chaucer describes and ventriloquizes a sexual other, the Prioress