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The “Brick and Mortar” of Mobilization?

Storytelling and Materiality in Anti-Asylum Seeker Center Protests in the Netherlands

Iris Beau Segers

such as bicycles and healthcare. This resonates strongly with ethnic competition theory ( Savelkoul et al. 2011 ; Schneider 2008 ). This article, however, argues that it is not the materiality of resource distribution per se that drives anti

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Introduction: The French Empire and the History of Economic Life

Owen White and Elizabeth Heath

, in contrast, a recent strain of historiography has directed our attention to the ways that colonized people adopted, adapted, or rejected particular technologies either in agriculture or in urban settings (bicycles, sewing machines, typewriters

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How and Why “Bobos” Became French

Scott Gunther

, old bistros, Japanese restaurants, Korean cinema, riding bicycles, the cultural television station Arte, the musical group Manu Chao, the magazines Inrockuptibles and Télérama , the authors Michel Houellebecq, Philippe Djian, and Emil Cioran); the

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What Was So Funny about Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob (1973)

A Comedic Film between History and Memory

Michael Mulvey

Rabbi Jacob be banned from cinemas. During twenty-four hours all French automobiles must remain stationary. All circulation other than by bicycle is forbidden. That all French armament factories and all armament factories in the world halt their

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Manufacturing a Multifunctional Countryside

Operational Landscapes, Urban Desire, and the French State, 1945–1976

Venus Bivar

simultaneously an improved system for monitoring environmental pollution, a winter sport station, riverside bicycle paths, and pedestrian walkways. 61 A quintessential example of the multifunctional countryside, the Sologne project sought to introduce into an

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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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“Such a Poor Finish”

Illegitimacy, Murder, and War Veterans in England, 1918-1923

Ginger S. Frost

theft or vagrancy, and men who claimed to be unemployed through no fault of their own might benefit from the publicity. The “Starving” defendant of the latter article, George McGowan, charged with stealing a bicycle, got assistance from the probation

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Hygienic Promenades

The Montagnes Russes as Medical and Urban Artifacts

Sun-Young Park

Postrevolutionary Paris witnessed a brief flowering of commercial gardens, precursors to the modern-day amusement park, which cultivated nature, exercise, and health in an urbanizing context. Bridging the eighteenth-century jardin-spectacle and the Second Empire network of public parks, pleasure grounds such as the Grand Tivoli and the Beaujon garden offered a range of activities including gymnastic games, bicycling, and, most strikingly of all, exhilarating rides on early roller coasters known as montagnes russes. Situated on the periphery of a rapidly densifying city and abstracting natural forms for urban consumption, these rides integrated discourses of hygiene and recreation. Analyzing these short-lived curiosities from the vantage points of medical, cultural, and urban history, this article argues that the montagnes russes helped disseminate modern conceptions of health and gender in popular culture.

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Hammer and Cycle

Communism's Cycling Counterculture in Interwar France

Martin Hurcombe

In 2010 the magazine Bicycling ran a short piece on what it thought was a curious aside to the Tour de France: the presence of the Parti Communiste Français (PCF) in the form of Jean-Emmanuel Ducoin and Eric Serres, cycling correspondents for