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Thule as Frontier

Commons, Contested Resources, and Contact Zones in the High Arctic

Kirsten Hastrup

Greenlandic), who see themselves as placed between disappearing histories and future possibilities, making do with the resources that are available at the moment, but circumscribed by rapidly changing natural and geo-political environments. The concept of

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Fantasy constitutions

Forest land and forced dispossession

Anand Vaidya

changed over the years, however, and it began to read the right to a “healthy environment” into the right to livelihood, bringing the court in line with the country's environmentalist lobby. It was this new, environmentalist reading of Article 21 that

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Anna Waldstein

The United Kingdom’s ‘hostile environment for immigrants’ is having distressing effects on people of African Caribbean heritage, especially those who have been threatened with deportation. While some research demonstrates a strong connection between the threat of deportation (deportability) and abjection, deportable migrants may also develop strategies (e.g. religious participation) to work around state controls. Jamaican family relations and spiritual practices emphasise intersubjectivity. This paper presents intersubjective ethnographic work conducted with a (formerly) deportable research partner, among Jamaican‐born Rastafari men who migrated to the UK in the 1990s as young adults. Restrictions against working during deportation appeals leave Rastafari men with the options of idleness, odd jobs in the informal economy or crime (typically selling drugs). Rastafari men find the discipline required to survive deportability through spirituality and engage in a variety of bodily rituals to generate positive energies, which help them remain calm and healthy. Vigilant attention to manners and dress are essential to raising social (and financial) capital on the road. The case of Rastafari migrants in the UK reveals a need for further expansion of ethnographic research into hostile environments from intersubjective perspectives that explore spirituality and deportability in diaspora families.

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Mukul Sharma

significant struggles over Dalits’ access, occupation, and rights in the natural and physical environment, and how in the process, themes of social and environmental justice appeared on the forefront. Through contemporary cultural, social, and political

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Work after precarity

Anthropologies of labor and wageless life

Rebecca Prentice

Campbell, Stephen. 2018. Border capitalism, disrupted: Precarity and struggle in a Southeast Asian industrial zone . Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Howard, Penny McCall. 2017. Environment, labour and capitalism at sea: “Working the

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The Double Force of Vulnerability

Ethnography and Environmental Justice

Grant M. Gutierrez, Dana E. Powell, and T. L. Pendergrast

vulnerability in ways that make life precarious and produce conditions for solidarity and collective action. While vulnerability seems to contour contemporary environments worldwide, conditions of mortal risk are familiar for humans and our nonhuman

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Fashioning Masculinities through Migration

Narratives of Romanian Construction Workers in London

Alexandra Urdea

opportunities for women's increased presence in the public space. Meanwhile, the disenfranchised working-class groups saw rapidly changing and uncertain economic environments, high unemployment and underemployment, plummeting standards of living, denigration

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Daring spaces

Creating multi-sensory learning environments

Sabine Krajewski and Matthew Khoury

environments to facilitate exchange and create human togetherness, to where groups can learn together and from each other. In their book chapter about students’ physical and digital sites of study, Lesley Gourlay and Martin Oliver (2016) remind readers of

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Amani C. Morrison

In 1970, Nathan Hare termed the ongoing relationship Black people in the United States have with the environment and their investments in the maintenance thereof as Black ecology. He highlighted the focus on white recreational space present in the

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Hubert Wierciński

2011 ; Włodarczyk 2001 ). Others have explored the notion of standardisation, establishing relations of power and ways of acting within the biomedical environment ( Bludau 2014 ; Laviolette 2009 ). Yet doctors, as Eliane Riska and Aurelija