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Toward a Postimperial Order?

The Sakha Intellectuals and the Revolutionary Transformations in Late Imperial Russia, 1905–1917

Aleksandr Korobeinikov and Egor Antonov

their party: “The oppressed classes—proletariat and peasants—oppressed nations—the Sakhas, Buryats, Tatars and so on—powerless estates, limited in rights and subordinate to the exceptional laws of the outskirts—all these groups will find the protection

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Heal and Serve

Soviet Military Doctors “Doing Masculinity” during the Afghan War (1979–1989)

Magali Delaloye

Caucasians, from a middle-class background. They generally arrived in Afghanistan with a minimum of military training, such as that given in civil defense courses, and generally learned how to use a weapon in the field. Most had a degree from a military

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Behind Closed Doors?

The Private Lives of the Minor Communist Party Activists in Romania, 1945–1960

Cristina Diac

often occurred in tandem and they observed neither class nor political boundaries. Donna Harsch, Revenge of the Domestic (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007), 217. 52 Report of Ploiești City Hall Organization of the RCP regarding the

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Malfunctioning Affective Infrastructures

How the “Broken” Road Becomes a Site of Belonging in Postindustrial Eastern Siberia

Vasilina Orlova

University Press . 10.1215/9780822383574 Morris , Jeremy . 2016 . Everyday post-socialism: Working-class communities in the Russian margins . London : Palgrave Macmillan . 10.1057/978-1-349-95089-8 Nadkarni , Maya , and Olga Shevchenko . 2004

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L'estomac, le chemin du coeur et la transformation du monde

Femmes, nourriture, relations et parenté pratiques en Turquie

Marie Helene Sauner-Leroy

majorité du « manger sain », qui fait référence à une norme des classes favorisées reprise par les classes moyennes, quelle que soit la pratique religieuse, même si la définition de ce qui est « sain » peut varier, comme l'a noté Uğurlu (2012 : 40

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‘Men Don’t Cry Over Women’

Expressions of Love and Grief in Egyptian Popular Music

Ahmed Abdelazim

By examining mahragānāt, a genre of music common among the low-income working class in Cairo, and upper-class pop music, this article studies the expression of love and grief across socio-economic classes in Egypt. It challenges the mainstream argument that men, especially those belonging to lower socioeconomic classes, are expected to perform ‘like men’ and suppress their emotions and affection. These mahragānāt exhibit extreme affection and grief as men threat of inflicting self-harm or committing suicide if they lose their female lovers. This genre’s popularity on social media resonates with increasing suicide rates among lower socio-economic classes due to failed love affairs. By focusing on expressions of love in Egyptian music, this article suggests a dialectic relation between love, class and the understanding of masculinity.

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Emma Findlen LeBlanc

articulated by most of my working-class, Sunni informants, and embodied for them in the ideal of the Sharia Committees, is one in which democracy is achieved through Islam, as a social, political and legal practice. And if Islam is the answer to democracy, the

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Sonia Mlayah Hamzaoui

ressources des villes de Siliana, Makthar, Kesra, Tunis, Sousse, Sfax et Mahdia. Rites funéraires, rituels alimentaires Les rites funéraires de la communauté musulmane tunisienne traditionnelle peuvent être classés en quatre grandes phases, chacune d

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Natural Resources and their Units

Necessary Measures of Resourcefulness in a Norwegian Fruit Landscape

Frida Hastrup

Abstract

Dating back to medieval times, fruit cultivation in Hardanger in western Norway is rooted in what is portrayed as a perfect microclimate naturally yielding the best apples in the world. However, the viability of the comparatively minute Norwegian fruit trade is continuously threatened by competition from outside, spurring all kinds of initiatives and policies to make it sustainable. The Norwegian fruit landscape, in other words, is both the natural and perfect home of world-class fruit and a site for continuous, often state-driven interventions to make it so; indeed, the perfection of the place accentuates the need to do what it takes to make it thrive. The necessary means to accomplish such viability, however, make up a complex terrain, as the resourcefulness of the Norwegian fruit landscape is ‘measured’ according to very different units.

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Nell Gabiam

. While its founders, managers and clients value these classes, one aspect of the centre that receives consistent praise is the home-like atmosphere that it provides. Although created by a Palestinian Syrian refugee, Al-Nur caters to all those displaced