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CHAOS THEORY AND THE ROLE OF EXPERT ANALYSIS AS A PERIODIC ATTRACTOR DURING THE 2004 INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami was epic in scale and scope and will go down as one of the largest natural disasters in human history. This paper presents an analysis of media coverage of the disasterExpand
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Buddhist Identity and the 1973 Cambodian Buddhist Holy War
“Holy War,” particularly since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., has largely been associated with historical and political rhetoric of the Middle east. Indeed, most people, when pressed,Expand
Spirit Cults and Buddhist Practice in Kep Province, Cambodia
Introduction Founders' and spirit cults have arguably grown in influence in Cambodia since the slow reconstruction of Buddhism in the country began in the 1980s. Spirit cults continue to shapeExpand
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Analysis of the legacy of conflict among international tourists in Vietnam
Since the late 1980s, the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) has made extensive political and economic reforms while rapidly expanding tourism. Known as Doi Moi, the reforms opened up new areas ofExpand
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Merit-Making Activities and the Latent Ideal of the Buddhist Wat in Southwestern Cambodia
The divergent experiences surrounding merit-making acts represent the distinct backgrounds of individuals and communities that have emerged in postwar Cambodia. This article examines merit-makingExpand
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The Technological Singularity as the Emergence of a Collective Consciousness: An Anthropological Perspective
The technological singularity is popularly envisioned as a point in time when (a) an explosion of growth in artificial intelligence (AI) leads to machines becoming smarter than humans in everyExpand