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Nathalia Brichet

of (foreign) capital. Thus, equipped with backpacks and hammers, an increasing number of small-scale miners are taking to the mountains. Stories about the abundance of rubies and other gemstones circulate, and geological maps indicating potential ruby

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Research Methodology in Kurdish Studies

Interactions between Fieldwork, Epistemology and Theory

Mehmet Orhan

set of shared cultural patterns, it ceases to be a distinct community. 2 The term ‘elite’ does not only refer to economic wealth, social class or status but also includes social capital, influence and power within the society and culture in question

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The Fiscal Commons

Tax Evasion, the State, and Commoning in a Catalonian Cooperative

Vinzenz Bäumer Escobar

's existence without relying on the state or capital. I mention these emic political conceptualizations because they inform the desire to create ways of living and social constellations that lie outside the reach of the state and capitalism. In this particular

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Heather Wurtz and Olivia Wilkinson

capital, church infrastructure) to meet immediate psychological needs of families and bolster volunteer bases, while also promoting long-term change through civic engagement. Local actors are particularly well positioned to support organizing and advocacy

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Introduction

Reconceptualizing Transit States in an Era of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Obfuscation

Antje Missbach and Melissa Phillips

Migration Deploying Migrant Capital .” International Journal of Sociology 46 ( 3 ): 205 – 222 . 10.1080/00207659.2016.1197725 Castagnone , Eleonora . 2011 . “ Transit Migration: A Piece of the Complex Mobility Puzzle—the Case of Senegalese Migration

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Inside Out

Embodying Prison Boundaries

Manuela Ivone Cunha

years. Prisoners increasingly came from the segments of the working class most deprived of economic and educational capital: from the late 1980s to the late 1990s, the proportion of women who held jobs in the bottom tier of the service economy rose from

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Mike Classon Frangos

otherwise. 49 In a panel of text in all capital letters, with bolded text and underlining, Strömquist writes, ‘I hope you realize that IF we lived in a matriarchy, PMS would be granted EXTREMELY high status – like the male melancholy of the nineteenth

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Federica Tarabusi

as Bosnians think that Bosnia is only corruption, war, and poverty! (Emir, 28 y.o.) Although working with international agencies was viewed critically, it was also seen as part of a broader social capital that, together with study and travel, might

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Contesting the Social Contract

Tax Reform and Economic Governance in Istria, Croatia

Robin Smith

particular economic values stemming from this. Today, Istria's location on Croatia's border with Slovenia—barely 20 kilometers from Italy and remote from the national capital Zagreb—locates Istrians’ demands for an economic governance that encapsulates the

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Collapse

Fake buildings and gray development in Nairobi

Constance Smith

-led urban transformation will drive Kenya's economic growth and arrival on the global stage ( Smith 2017 ). Increasingly a destination for global capital, Nairobi's high-end real estate sector is booming. When tower blocks collapse, the disparity between