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Environmental Expertise as Group Belonging

Environmental Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Rolf Lidskog and Göran Sundqvist

sociology: the treadmill of production, risk society, and ecological modernization. We conclude that these theories are not clear about either what expertise is or how to balance scientism and powerism. Therefore, we turn to science and technology studies

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Rematerializing Martyrs and the Missing Soldiers of the Iran-Iraq War

Sana Chavoshian

engagement with the Karbala paradigm, see Christian Funke (2017: 287) and Edith Szanto (2012: 31–34 ). References Adelkhah , Fariba . 2003 . “ Islam and the Common Mortal .” In Modernizing Islam: Religion in the Public Sphere in the Middle East

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Toxic Sensorium

Agrochemicals in the African Anthropocene

Serena Stein and Jessie Luna

contrary. During and after European colonization, many SSA states actively promoted agricultural development, often incorporating pesticides into their plantation systems and modernization projects ( Ajayi et al. 2009 ; Zinyama 1992 ) . After World War II

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Politicizing Elsewhere(s)

Negotiating Representations of Neo-Pentecostal Aesthetic Practice in Berlin

Dominik Mattes

‘traditional’” ( Meyer 1998: 317) . In other words, taking up “the language of modernity as it spoke to Africans through colonialization, missionization, and, after Independence, modernization theory” (ibid.), the ideology creates conspicuous boundaries between

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Black October

Comics, Memory, and Cultural Representations of 17 October 1961

Claire Gorrara

decolonization and modernization in France in the immediate post-war decades. The role of cars (and other modes of transport) as real and metaphorical carriers of values and ideals is central to Ross’s thesis. 53 McKinney, Redrawing the French Empire in Comics

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The Curious Case of Slovakia

Regime Preferences Thirty Years after the Velvet Revolution

Zuzana Reptova Novakova

into European and Euro-Atlantic structures, a sort of “modernization by imitation and integration by assimilation” ( Krastev and Holmes 2020 ). Fast-forward to 2020, and various attempts by authoritarian politicians to get a grip on power seem to enjoy

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Julián Antonio Moraga Riquelme, Leslie E. Sponsel, Katrien Pype, Diana Riboli, Ellen Lewin, Marina Pignatelli, Katherine Swancutt, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Sergio González Varela, Eugenia Roussou, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Miho Ishii, Markus Balkenhol, and Marcelo González Gálvez

disappearance of a world, subsumed by Westernization and nationalist resistance, with both forces promoted by an overall process of modernization. This is explicitly explored through the uncertainty suffered by Sora elders about what will happen to them after

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Eleanor Sterling, Tamara Ticktin, Tē Kipa Kepa Morgan, Georgina Cullman, Diana Alvira, Pelika Andrade, Nadia Bergamini, Erin Betley, Kate Burrows, Sophie Caillon, Joachim Claudet, Rachel Dacks, Pablo Eyzaguirre, Chris Filardi, Nadav Gazit, Christian Giardina, Stacy Jupiter, Kealohanuiopuna Kinney, Joe McCarter, Manuel Mejia, Kanoe Morishige, Jennifer Newell, Lihla Noori, John Parks, Pua’ala Pascua, Ashwin Ravikumar, Jamie Tanguay, Amanda Sigouin, Tina Stege, Mark Stege, and Alaka Wali

these communities as living in extreme poverty (see Figure 1 ). Often in national development discourses, “modernization” is equated as “progress” over forest-dwelling forms ( Gasché Susess et al. 2010 ). Amazonian communities are constantly reminded

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Racialized Governance

The Production and Destruction of Secure Spaces in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

, medicine, and government—are notably less porous. The city's porosity has also decreased throughout history as “spaces of mixture became a target for state-sponsored modernization projects, hygienist practices, intellectual discourses, and city planning

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New Materialist Approaches to Fisheries

The Birth of “Bycatch”

Lauren Drakopulos

exploitable and that maximum exploitation was key to maintaining healthy stocks. The postwar era had emphasized modernizing and industrializing fishing fleets, and according to MSY, failing to exploit fisheries to the fullest capacity constituted waste. In