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Social Criticism through Humour in the Digital Age

Multimodal Extension in the Works of Aleix Saló

Javier Muñoz-Basols and Marina Massaguer Comes

context by internationalising his socially critical discourse. In 2013, in Europesadilla: Alguien se ha comido a la clase media [Euronightmare: Someone devoured the middle class], he puts the international crisis into the institutional sphere

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Steven Roberts and Karla Elliott

, 2005 ), paying attention primarily to boys and men marginalized on the basis of their working-class position. While this call to greater reflexivity will necessarily produce discomfort, it is a longstanding and important issue with which the field of

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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

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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

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Fashioning Masculinities through Migration

Narratives of Romanian Construction Workers in London

Alexandra Urdea

mobility plans. A divided and specialized labor market, characteristic of global cities such as London, produces classed and gendered “warm bodies,” assembled transnationally (McDowell 2008; Ye 2014 ). Similar to Xiuling Ye's study of migrant masculinities

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Juliano Fiori

an analysis of one aspect of organic change that I find compelling, despite my discomfort with the nativism that occasionally flavors his work. Guilluy describes a hollowing out of the Western middle class ( 2016 , 2018 ). This middle class was a