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Between Boundary-Work and Cosmopolitan Aspirations

A Historical Genealogy of EASA (and European Anthropology)

Damián Omar Martínez

, Kuper claimed, had successfully provided that theoretical project and a common ground among European intellectual traditions, leading the field towards a ‘multi-centred’ and ‘more cosmopolitan discipline’. I left the Plenary Session convinced by Kuper

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Teppo Eskelinen

GiusePPe CAruso (2012) CosMoPolitAn futures. GloBAl ACtivisM for A just WorlD. HelsinKi: into PuBlisHinG. free e-BooK. PP.228, isBn 978-952-264-216-5

The World Social Forum (WSF) - the gathering of global justice activists, an inspiration for innumerable people worldwide, even hailed as “the world parliament in exile” in its early days - is in its second decade of existence. 14 years after its initial launch in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the Forum has materialized in numerous locations worldwide, getting ever closer to its global ideal. On the other hand, some surely wished to see it become a vehicle for institutional change by its teenage, a scenario which has not unfolded.

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Victor Igreja

social audiences in everyday life. I also examined the factors that encouraged and discouraged social audiences to engage with the images and help cards used in the campaign. Talking Images and Anti-Violence Signs in Cosmopolitan Spaces Around the world

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Juliano Fiori

migration that do more than resist ? JF : Any cosmopolitan response to migration is an act of resistance to the political organization of the interstate system. 4 As blood-and-soil politicians now threaten to erect walls around the nation-state, the

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

the fourth and last chapter and takes the form of a critique of the normative project of legal cosmopolitanism. The latter term seems to denote the establishment of a global legal order. On this basis, and given the reality that such an order can

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Chiara Bonfiglioli

for feminist activism in the global South, spurring a variety of newly formed NGOs led by a generation of “cosmopolitan feminists,” which would revolutionize existing conceptions of gender and development. While Olcott's book does justice to the

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On the Usefulness of Boundary Re-work

Francisco Martínez

anthropologies, pointing out, however, that the initial boundary-work of EASA excluded colleagues from Eastern Europe, especially folklorists and ethnologists. As a microcosm of Europe, EASA has also produced a great variety of cosmopolitan impulses, notes

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Marija Bulatović and Višnja Krstić

the book, giving it a distinct lyrical tone. The cosmopolitan spirit of Jelena Dimitrijević is reflected in her expressions: the text abounds in multilingual insertions, most notably in English and French, but also in the languages of local communities

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Sight and Touch between East and West

Ethics, Ethnography and Social Theory

Liene Ozolina

Knowledge in Central-Eastern European Anthropology ’, Anthropology of East Europe Review 22 , no. 2 : 5 – 14 . Calhoun , C. ( 2007 ), Nations Matter: Culture, History and the Cosmopolitan Dream ( London : Routledge ). 10

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Federica Tarabusi

social networks and relations with their local “neighbors.” Although they tend to represent themselves as “cosmopolitan people,” during their stay in the country many European aid workers actually seem to prefer events that enshrine a certain localism and