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Engaging Anthropological Legacies toward Cosmo-optimistic Futures?

Sharon Macdonald, Henrietta Lidchi, and Margareta von Oswald

practice may well not live up to the dreams. In our conference panel title, as eagle-eyed readers may have noted, we used the term “cosmo-optimal” rather than “cosmo-optimistic.” The former was part of our hope to attract case studies of especially

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David Lempert

]) says that Obama’s childhood dream was to become ‘Prime Minister of Indonesia’ when he grew up (82). One can empathise with 10-year-old Barry, as he was called as a child. He had black skin in an Asian country, and he studied in a school with the

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Marcos Farias Ferreira, Máiréad Nic Craith, Markéta Slavková, Linda M. Mülli, Mariann Vaczi, Annika Lems, and Işıl Karataş

readings, and dream interpretations (Part IV) are understood against the medicalization of the pain and elaborated as transformative sensory acts against the hegemony of western ocularcentrism. The mundane rituals, gestures, and affections are not only

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Narratives of Ambivalence

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Agency in Research with Girls in the Sex Trade

Alexandra Ricard-Guay and Myriam Denov

put you the idea in your head that women have to be beautiful, she has to be attractive, she must be perfect. … . You know, it was like a dream life [the sex trade]. I always had problems conforming to rules, at school, at home, with curfews. So, for

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Reframing Disability through Graphic Novels for Girls

Alternative Bodies in Cece Bell’s El Deafo

Wendy Smith-D’Arezzo and Janine Holc

dreaming of a future in which she—and those to whom she hopes to relate—could be “whole and energetic” (1984: 102). This depiction of compromised ability also allows for a re-interpretation of the bully masquerading as a PE teacher. Is this adult socially

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Girlhood and Ethics

The Role of Bodily Integrity

Mar Cabezas and Gottfried Schweiger

submission and acceptance of early marriage and the concurrent abandonment of school and their dreams of living what they call a normal life ( Pitillas and Gómez 2014 ). The fact that about “one in five women and one in 71 men in the United States have

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“Loving and Cruel, All at the Same Time”

Girlhood Identity in The Craft

Emily Chandler

Generation Witches: Teenage Witchcraft in Contemporary Culture , ed. Peg Aloi and Hannah E. Johnston . Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing Limited . Kaveney , Roz . 2006 . Teen Dreams: Reading Teen Film and Television from ‘Heathers’ to ‘Veronica

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Decolonial Approaches to Refugee Migration

Nof Nasser-Eddin and Nour Abu-Assab in Conversation

Nof Nasser-Eddin and Nour Abu-Assab

that we want our countries to be at the same level as the West or operate in the same way, for example. Nof Copying state systems, copying laws and …  Nour Yes, exactly. And Palestine seems like a dream too far away, but at the same time I do not want a

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Scale and Number

Framing an Ideology of Pastoral Plenty in Rural Mongolia

Joseph Bristley

Images . Oxford : Berg . Gellner , Ernest . 1978 . “ Notes towards a Theory of Ideology .” L'Homme 18 ( 3–4 ): 69 – 82 . Graeber , David . 2001 . Toward an Anthropological Theory of Value: The False Coin of our Own Dreams . New York

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Theorizing “The Plunge”

(Queer) Girls’ Adolescence, Risk, and Subjectivity in Blue is the Warmest Color

Michelle Miller

, in suspended animation. Then suddenly, shame takes over and I hate myself. I bury myself in the ball of fire that is screaming to get out of my guts (82–83). This growing desire that Clem reports to her diary is not actually new; she has had dreams