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Sounds of satire, echoes of madness : performance and evaluation in Cefalonia, Greece
(University of St Andrews, 2009-08-05) - Thesis
This thesis is about the construction of 'satire' as an exclusive practice among the Cefalonian and hence proposes the term satiricity (satirikotita). It explores the construction of the category of the Cefalonian "madman" ...
Truth and goodness : a minimalist study
(University of St Andrews, 2008-11-27) - Thesis
Philosophers are often thought to be in the business of analysing concepts, in particular, concepts taken to be fundamental in human thought and practice: truth, goodness, beauty, knowledge, meaning, rightness, causation, ...
By being human : an anthropological inquiry into the dimension and potential of consciousness in the context of spiritual practice
(University of St Andrews, 2009) - Thesis
The research explores the concept of human consciousness and its being experienced in a particular social context, focusing on consciousness’s ‘highest potential’ as described in both ancient Buddhist Philosophy and more ...
John Stuart Mill and romanticism
(University of St Andrews, 2011-11-30) - Thesis
This thesis is an examination of the philosophy of John Stuart Mill and its relation to the romantic movement. The Introduction outlines reasons to believe that such an inquiry is sensible: Mill’s readings of the British ...
Epidemic events : state-formation, class struggle and biopolitics in three epidemic crises of modern China
(University of St Andrews, 2010-06-25) - Thesis
Based on extended research on Chinese medical and epidemiological archival material dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, and on six months of internship in epidemiology in Beijing’s Medical School and in Haidian ...
"Re-designing the nation" : politics and Christianity in Papua New Guinea's national parliament
(University of St Andrews, 2018-06-28) - Thesis
My thesis addresses how Christianity can constitute itself as a creative force and a form of governance across different scales. I carried out 12 months of fieldwork between 2013 and 2015 in Papua New Guinea’s National ...
(University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
Ramsey’s Universals has not been served well by its critics and, as a result, the real and important contentions of Ramsey’s essay are often obscured in discussion of his work. This thesis is intended to form the beginning ...
On the margins of the states : contesting Gypsyness and belonging in the Slovak-Ukrainian-Hungarian borderlands and in selected migration contexts
(University of St Andrews, 2012-06-21) - Thesis
This thesis investigates the transnational migration of Slovakian Roma from the eastern borderlands of the European Union to Great Britain. Based on more than two years of ethnographic fieldwork in the village of Tarkovce ...
The subversion of everyday life : an anthropological study of radical political practices : the Greek revolt of December 2008
(University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
Mimesis, mirror and mask : modern imaginaries of self and other
(University of St Andrews, 1997) - Thesis
This dissertation set out to investigate the thesis that the Modern Western Self has "created" Self as a self-creating, creative category, and in denying all possibilities of originality to the Other, has "created" the ...