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Migration, residential investment, and the experience of “transition”

Tracing transnational practices of Albanian migrants in Athens

Gerda Dalipaj

like a bad dream today. Why should we give up and return? Only if we pass this difficult period … you know … for the sake of our children … because it is the house of the children, this one here. This statement by Nina Koçani, an Albanian migrant in

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Conjuring “the people”

The 2013 Babylution protests and desire for political transformation in postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Larisa Kurtović

antiausterity mobilizations in Spain and Greece, etc.)—lies in its ability to produce a certain kind of political surplus that feeds bigger desires and dreams. The first part of this article contextualizes the parliamentary crisis that led to the suspension of

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The temporality of illegality

Experiences of undocumented Latin American migrants in London

Ana Gutiérrez Garza

me: I keep dreaming about the police coming to the flat; they are looking for our passports, turning all our clothes upside down, looking under the bed to see if there is anyone hiding. I am there with my two kids, under the bed hiding; suddenly, the

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Adaptation Lived as a Story

Why We Should Be Careful about the Stories We Use to Tell Other Stories

Nicole Klenk

We are storytelling animals ( Gottschall 2012 ). Stories help us make sense of the messiness of life ( Polkinghorne 1988 ) and events that shatter our hopes and dreams; they provide us with the means to inherit our entangled pasts and envision

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Experiments in Excreta to Energy

Sustainability Science and Bio-Necro Collaboration in Urban Ghana

Brenda Chalfin

of urban improvement, this is one bio-necro collaboration among many marking the Shaaray project. Excreta to energy phase 3: pipe dreams and disappointments By the end of the next year, Shaaray's ‘excreta to energy’ pipe dream was on its way

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Fuelling Capture: Africa's Energy Frontiers

Michael Degani, Brenda Chalfin, and Jamie Cross

new energy frontiers. Even when they are not working, infrastructures can function as ‘dream zones’ ( Cross 2014 ) that anticipate the future, the nation or modernity. This is especially so in African contexts, wherein colonial and postcolonial ‘white

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A megastructure in Singapore

The “Asian city of tomorrow?”

Xinyu Guan

ostensibly “free” “immaterial labor” of the migrant patrons, in the collective creation of affect that extends beyond acts of exchange, a public manifestation of collective “dream[ing]” ( Brash 2019: 323 ). Yet, such acts of dreaming perhaps points toward

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Crisis and retirement

Alienation in Kerala's tea belt

Jayaseelan Raj

partially or completely. The crisis shattered the dreams of the retirees who, after 40 years of work, were entitled to an end of employment payout/gratuity ( service kāsu ). 1 Such was not forthcoming with the crisis, and payment was deferred for those who

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Heather Fitzsimmons Frey

century, girls’ choices regarding employment, mobility, and education increased, and women’s suffrage seemed more and more likely. Theatrical projects could give voice to girls’ dreams and aspirations, highlight the limits of their lives, and allow them

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“Amongst Affectionate Female Friends”

Same-Sex Intimacy in Nineteenth-Century Polish Correspondence

Natalie Cornett

of thinkers, writers, and political actors who had attempted to put into practice their dreams of national unity and brotherly-sisterly solidarity, only to find barriers across social, political, and gendered lines. By the time Żmichowska wrote these