The fear of the uprooted wanderer is a recurring theme throughout modern European history. As shadow figures for the powerful, vagrants, travellers – ‘masterless men’, as some were called – have for centuries attracted a stigma consistent with indolence, criminality, blasphemous practices of various kinds, even treason. 938 more words
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CFP: Utopias, Realities, Heritages. Ethnographies for the 21st century, SIEF2015 12th Congress Zagreb, Croatia 21-25 June 2015
This looks like a fabulous conference, hosted by the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore. There are opportunities to share research on the fairy tale, particularly their utopian content (and including, I would think, contemporary adaptations).
In 1996, in response to the State’s growing efforts to consolidate their influence and control over the (at the time) newly emerging Web 2.0, cyber-libertarian and political activist John Perry Barlow published what he called the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace. 540 more words