(Dis)placements

Broj 1 - Godina 6 - 12/2015

Uvodnik

The point at which all the texts collected in this issue of [sic] converge is the contended problem of (non-)belonging to a certain physical or imaginary place, with the accompanying experience of being displaced, replaced, or misplaced. The anxiety of displacement creates an increasing need – now perhaps more visible in contemporary societies than ever before– to move beyond the existing boundaries and limitations in a perpetual search of a place of one’s own, or otherwise place the fragmented experience of life within some spatial framework. Various aspects of and approaches to the broad concept and forms of displacement(s) provide the basis for considerations of artistic, literary and social phenomena offered by [sic]’s authors. ..

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EstagfirullahInna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'unda će plutati. Pa, mislim da me dom ispljunuo, nestanci struje i policijski sat kao jezik uz klimavi zub. Bože, znaš li kako je teško pričati o danu kada te vlastiti grad vukao za kosu, kraj starog zatvora, kraj školskih vrata, kraj gorućih torza nabijenih na stupove kao zastave? Kada upoznam druge nalik sebi, prepoznajem čežnju, nedostajanje, sjećanje na pepeo na njihovim licima. Nitko ne napušta dom osim ako dom nisu usta morskog psa. Nosila sam tu staru himnu u ustima tako dugo da više nije bilo mjesta ni za jednu drugu pjesmu, drugi jezik i drugi govor. Poznajem strah koji te prekriva, u potpunosti guta. Rastrgala sam i pojela svoju putovnicu u hotelu zračne luke. Naduta sam jezikom koji si ne mogu priuštiti da zaboravim.*Znam da je nekoliko stvari istinito. Ne znam kamo idem, a odakle dolazim nestaje, nisam dobrodošla i moja ljepota ovdje nije ljepota. Moje tijelo gori sramom nepripadanja, moje tijelo žudi. Ja sam grijeh sjećanja i odsustvo sjećanja. Gledam vijesti i usta mi postaju umivaonik pun krvi. Redovi, formulari, ljudi za stolovima, posjetnice, imigracijski službenik, pogledi na ulici, hladnoća koja se nastanjuje duboko u moje kosti, satovi engleskog u večernjim satima, udaljenost koja me dijeli od doma. Ali, elhamdulillah, sve je ovo bolje od mirisa žene u plamenu, ili kamiona punog muškaraca koji izgledaju kao moj otac, koji mi čupaju zube i nokte, ili četrnaest muškaraca između mojih nogu, ili pištolj, ili obećanje, ili laž, ili njegovo ime, ili njegova muškost u mojim ustima. ...

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The work of Erwin Piscator as a theatre director is marked by attempts to introduce communist ideology into theatre, which was reflected in various aspects of his theatrical practice. This paper focuses on the agitprop productions staged by his Proletarian Theatre, which propagated the communist narrative of class struggle by the use of an irrational aesthetics. These performances embodied the contradiction that can be found in communist practice, which appealed to the scientifically rational analysis of history as class struggle, but in practice abolished criticism and transformed class struggle into a myth. Piscator’s production of Russia’s Day staged the conflict between the capitalist and the proletarian class according to the scientific analysis of history as class struggle, but the irrational aesthetics of the performance immersed the audience into the staged history, transforming the communist narrative into a myth.Keywords: Erwin Piscator, agitprop, Proletarian Theatre, Russia’s Day, myth, historical materialism, rationality, emotion...

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Tom Stoppard once famously proclaimed his guilt that art is unimportant. The character Moon from Stoppard’s early farce The Real Inspector Hound presents surprising evidence that Stoppard’s view of art in his early years as a playwright may have been more complex than he let on. The circumstances behind Moon’s journey into the very art he criticizes are not unlike Tom Stoppard’s foray into politically conscious drama. Moon desperately wants the thriller he is reviewing to mean more than it really does. His wish becomes a reality when a third party, Puckeridge, forcibly pulls Moon into the fantasy. Like Moon, Stoppard had a fantasy, a dream-world in which art has the power to enact social change. Stoppard was unwilling or unable to act on that desire alone, until his own Puckeridge, an artist and dissident named Victor Fainberg, compelled him to act on his dream and merge art with politics.Keywords: Stoppard, The Real Inspector Hound, Fainberg, art, politics...

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This article is about twelve middle-class students, previously studying in elite primary and secondary schools, making another attempt at getting into university in Hong Kong. Despite their failure at a critical educational stage, which contradicts a general pattern of middle-class educational success, they decide to seek a second chance by reading an associate degree in community college, a perceived inferior educational option. Despite feeling determined, they are anxious and uneasy with taking up this option. How the middle class feel about their academic pursuits, especially after a critical failure, is under-researched. This article attempts to fill this gap by referring to Bourdieu’s notions of habitus and field to make sense of the complex or contradictory feelings of 12 students with a self-conscious, high-status, middle-class habitus in encountering a perceived low-status community college. I shall conclude this article with the normative implication of our discussion in making sense of educational inequality....

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