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‘It's Like Waking Up in the Library’

How an International Student Dorm in Copenhagen Became a Closed Circuit during COVID-19

Brian McGahey

how the dorm, previously considered a domestic space only, has now emerged as a closed circuit that combines in a single space living, work and leisure activities. Due to the lack of physical, mental and temporal demarcations between spaces of work and

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The Pandemic of Productivity

The Work of Home and the Work from Home

Suchismita Chattopadhyay

site of the home in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. The home is popularly understood as a site of intimacy, privacy and leisure. However, the onset of the pandemic followed by the norms of physical distancing and home isolation has made the home a

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Jonathan Skinner

new hyper Dark Age, I found solace in my socially distanced leisure pursuits. They bookend my working week as an academic. Tennis and Zoom tango – two of my regular hobbies from home – are both transferable into an acceptable everyday lockdown practice

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Wenya Cheng and Geethanjali Selvaretnam

, especially in relation to the in-course exercises’. ‘One member is in third year so gave some advice on dealing with the third-year macro and micro courses’. Interests, hobbies, social and leisure activities 22 ‘We did discuss a lot of things and

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Sortir Manger / Eating Out

Les pique-niques des ouvrières du textile au Maroc dans les espaces publics / Female Textile Workers’ Picnics in Moroccan Public Open Spaces

Gaëlle Gillot


Textile workers in Morocco are a vulnerable group. Subjected to exhausting working conditions, poorly paid, often poorly nourished, their lives are structured around working and cooking. Although they say have no leisure activities, they often eat outside. Picnics provide good opportunities for relaxation and above all allow them to make themselves visible throughout the city. This practice gives the textile workers of Rabat and Tangier an experience of urbanness that allows them to appropriate the whole city, to take their time, and to exist as city dwellers. This article is based on a survey carried out as part of an IRD program from 2012 to 2018.


Les ouvrières du textile au Maroc constituent une population vulnérable. Soumises à des conditions de travail épuisantes, mal payées, souvent mal nourries, leurs journées sont rythmées par le travail et les repas. Si elles ne se reconnaissent aucun loisir, elles sortent pourtant souvent manger à l'extérieur. Les pique-niques sont des moments privilégiés de détente et surtout ils permettent de se déployer dans la ville et de se rendre visibles. Grâce à cette pratique, les ouvrières du textile de Rabat et Tanger expérimentent une urbanité qui leur permet de s'approprier toute la ville, de prendre leur temps et d'exister en tant que citadines. Cet article repose sur une enquête menée dans le cadre d'un programme IRD de 2012 à 2018.

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Rose Wellman and Max Klimburg

chapters explores the relationship between religion, economic activity and tourism/leisure in the context of women's pilgrimage, with vivid discussions of women in the marketplace, and of Islamic consumerism and entrepreneurship. Rahbari, for instance

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Echo and the Ecumene

Grasping the Estonian National Museum

Art Leete and Patrick Laviolette

sometimes researchers ascribe to men a desire to justify their leisure, whereas even women in leisure are working. An example of this in the display is a comparison of pipe smoking versus leather stripping. The curators used a few items collected amongst the

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Stiletto Socialism

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

Polona Sitar

Yugoslavia defined itself in terms of its modernity rather than along familiar class categories. 2 Consumption and leisure became the central foundations of social well-being, together with social welfare in the form of healthcare and social insurance, and

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Rethinking Modes of Political Participation

The Conventional, Unconventional, and Alternative

Marcin Kaim

unconventional. The same problem is present in the work of Riley and colleagues (2013) , where the scholars claim that leisure activity should be understood as an alternative form of participation. Leisure activity, like electronic dance music gatherings, is

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The Golden Passport ‘Russian’ EUtopia

Offshore Citizens in a Global Republic

Theodoros Rakopoulos

a ‘good life’ of leisure, removed from violence and fear. Yet this utopia for the few has dystopian effects for the many, in the friction produced when ‘the global’ is offshored to the material realities of ‘the local’. I examine the material