Different Approaches to parades.
1 Hobsbawm and Ranger The Invention of Tradition
2 Carnivalesque inversions when the normal order is inverted or when the event has a wild side eg contrast polite Japanese street parades (bland, ordered, colourful) with some crazy night temple etc festivals.
Hope this adds to the discussion.
I’m an academic who dutifully researches the literature and conducts fieldwork by reading, talking, listening, taking notes, photographing, and audio-video recording; yet when I write this “Parade Talk” blog, I channel a creative flow, widely uninhibited.
Two new member publications, on the case of the kidnapped Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai:
Of course, I do not and did not argue there are "no decisive battles." That would be silly, given the long and winding course of world military history in which there have been quite a few. But fewer in the modern era of competing empires and grand coalitions than in simpler times or in regional "systems" such as city-states warring with each other, where the forces and simplified politics engaged meant that one could indeed decide the outcome of a war on a single raw, red day.
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