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Repaying the Debts of the Dead

Kinship, Microfinance, and Mortuary Practice on the Paraguayan Frontier

Caroline E. Schuster

life span and the life-and-death stakes of obligation. 3 Bicycling Loans Microcredit has been celebrated in international development circles—and these days often vilified by social scientists—as a financial tool to bring credit to the poor. Policy and

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Review Essay

Agnieszka Joniak-Lüthi

multinational companies. The third chapter that discusses the intersection of information technologies and knowledge is Tim Dant's text about online repair tutorials. These tutorials teach people how to repair broken objects like iPads and bicycles, making them

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Building Capacity in Ethical Review

Compliance and Transformation in the Asia-Pacific Region

Rachel Douglas-Jones

way of a cycling analogy: ‘Do you ride a bicycle?’ she asked. I nodded. You can ride a bicycle now, but before you could, why [was it] so hard? Do you remember that first time? That moment, the first time you ride the bike, you remember. That’s why

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Book Review Essay and Book Reviews

Kylie Message, Masaaki Morishita, Conal McCarthy, and Lee Davidson

things. In terms of my quotidian life, I often can’t make things work (lawnmower). I break them (glass picture frame). I lose them (gloves). I give them away (bicycle wheel). I’m not comfortable with the idea of being defined by possessions

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(De)materializing Kinship—Holding Together Mutuality and Difference

Kathryn E. Goldfarb and Caroline E. Schuster

1998 ), or the cyclical shifting of credit and debt in Schuster’s concept of ‘bicycling loans’. The articles in this special section highlight the importance of objects of value for studies of kinship more generally, illuminating how objects themselves

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Symbolizing Destruction

Environmental Activism, Moral Shocks, and the Coal Industry

Alison E. Adams, Thomas E. Shriver, and Landen Longest

even know about it. They learned about it after the fact. They [activists] did not have money and time to watch the church every day.” Photographs taken at the time show people bicycling to the site of the demolished homes on Main Street to see what

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Contact with Nature as Essential to the Human Experience

Reflections on Pandemic Confinement

Alan E. Kazdin and Pablo Vidal-González

bicycle riding through parks, the wilderness, or some other natural setting. Each of these activities is a form of exercise, and even light exercise is associated with many mental and physical health benefits (e.g., Deslandes et al. 2009 ; Walsh 2011

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The Long Homecoming

Ghanaian Migrant Business and Power in Veneto, Italy

Hans Lucht

conventional paint. The method is mostly used for coating metals, for instance, household appliances, furniture, or car and bicycle parts. The hangar basically contains a painting robot, an industrial washing machine, and a big, hot oven. The metal parts are

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The Incredible Edible Movement

People Power, Adaptation, and Challenges in Rennes (France) and Montreal (Canada)

Giulia Giacchè and Lya Porto

, Ceinture Aliment-Terre Liégeoise, which is working to transform its regional food system, and the usage of the bicycle has been remarkable in this process. Besides the possible influence of this Belgium movement, this specific initiative is organized as a

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Staying out of Place

The Being and Becoming of Burundian Refugees in the Camp and the City

Simon Turner

alone: entering the camp is like entering a Tanzanian city with restaurants, bars, hairdressers, and bicycle taxis creating lived space. Going to school and doing military training is also on one level a way of creating lived space. However, there are