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“Avoiding the mistakes of the past”

Tower block failure discourse and economies of risk management in London's Olympic Park

Saffron Woodcraft

” as a political ideology and policy goal is not merely a vehicle for revitalizing urban neighborhoods or devolving power. “Community” is a governance framework that defines the normative urban subject through the performance of specific citizenship

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Federica Tarabusi

to a “category of practices” irrespective of people's actual nationality ( Koutková 2016 ). As part of this shift internationality has become an ever-more popular term for denoting a range of lifestyle, consumption, performance, and social worlds also

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God's Delivery State

Taxes, Tithes, and a Rightful Return in Urban Ghana

Anna-Riikka Kauppinen

, watching the last group stage match—Ghana vs. Portugal—in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ghana was about to lose 2–1. Contrary to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where Ghana nearly reached the semifinals, the first African team to do so, its performance in

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A megastructure in Singapore

The “Asian city of tomorrow?”

Xinyu Guan

national progress, the fleshy materiality of the bodily figures having been petrified, or made absent (but still alluded to), as a performance of the overcoming of colonial-era abjection in the national present. Outside the Chinatown Heritage Center on

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Plastic Packaging, Food Supply, and Everyday Life

Adopting a Social Practice Perspective in Social-Ecological Research

Lukas Sattlegger, Immanuel Stieß, Luca Raschewski, and Katharina Reindl

. Machines can take over human work and displace practices, or they can influence the way in which practices persist or change without directly participating as elements within their performance. For Morley (2017: 83 ), the inclusion of these more indirect

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Experiments in Excreta to Energy

Sustainability Science and Bio-Necro Collaboration in Urban Ghana

Brenda Chalfin

( 1 ): 15 – 47 . https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-1360.2008.00002.x 10.1111/j.1548-1360.2008.00002.x Puar , J. K. 2009 . ‘ Prognosis Time: Towards a Geopolitics of Affect, Debility and Capacity ’. Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory

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Civilization as the Undesired World

Radical Environmentalism and the Uses of Dystopia in Times of Climate Crisis

Stine Krøijer

go hand in hand with techniques (narratives, performances, and practices) that foster distance and disconnection. Historically, the concept of dystopia has been employed to describe an undesired and frightening society or place ( Gordin et al. 2010

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Hollis Moore

being irrational and weak ( Caldeira 2000 ) mean that their performances of violence are particularly susceptible to negative judgement. This may help to explain the affinity between women and extralegal agency. Future work should focus on the gender of

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Collapse

Fake buildings and gray development in Nairobi

Constance Smith

performance. But from a broader perspective, even if one building breaks down, the larger effect of the fake is not fully undermined. Even in the face of multiple collapses, gray development continues to proliferate across Nairobi's urban landscape. In the

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Learning the Elsewhere of ‘Inner Space’

The Affective Pedagogy of Post-Secular Sufi Healing in Germany

Nasima Selim

Discourse: Learning with an Islamic Master . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press . Werbner , Pnina , and Helene Basu , eds. 1998 . Embodying Charisma: Modernity, Locality and the Performance of Emotion in Sufi Cults . London