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Volume 89, #3

Summer 2016

ARTICLES BY Colleen Cohen, Piergiorgio Di Giminiani,
EuyRyung Jun, Giulia Liberatore, Guillermo Salas Carreño,
Chris K. K. Tan, and Maurizio Albahari

Volume 89, #3 • Summer 2016



On the Relatively Recent Rise of Human Dignity

Jeffrey Flynn, Fordham University

EXERPT—Dignity, or at least the word, is everywhere today. Consider two noteworthy appearances in 2015: on June 13, Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched the Dignity I, a boat that would contribute to their search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea (MSF 2015). Two weeks later, on June 27, The New York Times headline read, quoting Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges,“‘Equal Dignity,’ 5–4 Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide” (New York Times 2015).





Kathryn Collins Hardy, Washington University in St. Louis
on Constantine V. Nakassis’s Doing Style: Youth and Mass Mediation in
South India

Juliane Müller, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
on  Adrian H. Hearn’s Diaspora and Trust: Cuba, Mexico, and the Rise of China

Katharine Richards, University of Connecticut
on Onur Bakiner’s Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy

Andrea S. Wiley, Indiana University, Bloomington
on Harris Solomon’s Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption
of Illness in India