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Getting by or getting ahead

State social spending and financialization in Peru

Susan Vincent

demonstrations to demand state attention to their combined peasant-worker class concerns and complained the state was effectively absent from their everyday lives. They were also marginal to the banking sector, unable to access loans. Social reproduction depended

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"The Riots Were Where the Police Were

Deconstructing the Pendelton Riot

Bob Jeffery and Waqas Tufail

This article explores the social dynamics in the city of Salford at the time of the Pendleton riot, which took place amidst the four days of national rioting that began with the killing of Mark Duggan in Tottenham by the Metropolitan Police Service. Attempting to counter what we see as a dominant narrative of the riots as 'shopping with violence', this article explores the development of the significant disorder in Salford through a triangulation of accounts, including an extensive review of journalistic accounts, alongside interviews from a dozen people who witnessed the riots as police officers, residents and spectators. Beginning with an overview of the events of August 9th 2011, we argue that the deployment of officers in riots gear in the vicinity of Salford Precinct proved provocative, and created a focal point for the widespread antagonism felt towards the police. Furthermore, we suggest that an understanding of local contextual factors is critical both in terms of answering the question ‘why Salford?’, but also in terms of explaining the ferocity of the violence targeted towards officers of Greater Manchester Police (in contrast to the focus on looting in nearby Manchester city-centre). Interpreting the riots as a response to punitive policing policies that have accompanied state-directed policies of large-scale gentrification, we highlight the degree to which the 'contestations over space' that characterized the riot pointed to an underlying politics of resistance (despite lacking 'formal' political articulation).

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Steven Roberts and Karla Elliott

, 2005 ), paying attention primarily to boys and men marginalized on the basis of their working-class position. While this call to greater reflexivity will necessarily produce discomfort, it is a longstanding and important issue with which the field of

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Minestrone Stories

Teaching anthropology through serendipitous cultural exchanges

Regnar Kristensen

ethnographic fieldwork and increasing numbers of students in their classes. This loss of time for ‘deep hanging out’ in the field and writing-up, as well as for peer-tutoring, has – to some extent –been counterbalanced by more rigorous methodological group

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Stiletto Socialism

Social Class, Dressing Up, and Women's Self-Positioning in Socialist Slovenia

Polona Sitar

Following the communist takeover in Yugoslavia in 1945, a new middle class emerged with sufficient economic and cultural capital to be spent on material goods. This new class was defined primarily in cultural terms and less by socioeconomic

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Collapse

Fake buildings and gray development in Nairobi

Constance Smith

substandard or inappropriate construction materials. News coverage reported that not only had the building been constructed from inferior materials but also planning laws had been bypassed; the area bordered a river and was officially classed as riparian land

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The Pandemic of Productivity

The Work of Home and the Work from Home

Suchismita Chattopadhyay

space of renewed activity and attention. Through a process of reflexive writing, I explore how for the economically and socially privileged middle- and upper-middle-class single women, in the absence of a support system, the notions of home have been

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Daring spaces

Creating multi-sensory learning environments

Sabine Krajewski and Matthew Khoury

booked for Yoga classes, student association meetings and one-off casual meetings, but less and less for scheduled classes. Oliver (2018) pointed out that the execution of the room as well as the lack of maintenance of the room limited its potential

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Financialization from the margins

Notes on the incorporation of Argentina's subproletariat into consumer credit (2009–2015)

Hadrien Saiag

Rosario's working class perceived consumer credit in 2016. On the one hand, people expressed deep worries about their increasing exposure to this kind of debt. They used expressions that referred to a loss of control over their time, like “working for the

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The emergence of the global debt society

Governmentality and profit extraction through fabricated abundance and imposed scarcity in Peru and Spain

Ismael Vaccaro, Eric Hirsch, and Irene Sabaté

euphoria experienced during economic booms inadvertently contributes to set the basis for the pressures toward indebtedness on the microscale of households and individuals. For wide strata of the working and middle classes, applying for credit is a logical