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Donna Houston, Diana McCallum, Wendy Steele, and Jason Byrne

contingent. But in practice, we are often mired in performances of accountability that impede the development of substantively different urban policy. As the eco-social semiotician Jay Lemke (1993: 271) reminds us: “wherever there are meanings enabled there

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Civil Society and Urban Agriculture in Europe

Mary P. Corcoran and Joëlle Salomon Cavin

. , and Amartya Sen . 2009 . Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress . Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress , Paris . http

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People and Plants

Kay E. Lewis-Jones

. 2014 . “ Plant Publics: Multispecies Relating in Spanish Botanical Gardens .” Anthropological Quarterly 88 , no. 2 : 481 – 507 . 10.1353/anq.2015.0024 Hitchings , Russell . 2003 . “ People, Plants and Performance: On Actor Network Theory and the

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Christian Hunold

of hawk-human entanglements. I focus on ways that “attention, on the one hand, to the performance of routine practice and, on the other, to eventful and troubling interruptions” ( Buller 2015: 377 ) enabled the hawk watchers to perceive and to read

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Temperature and Capital

Measuring the Future with Quantified Heat

Scott W. Schwartz

performance of checking the temperature on your phone, watching the meteorologist’s forecast on TV, or seeing the time and temperature flashed on some digital signage all serve to inure us to the mechanical production of this information. However, the

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Jeff Kirby

diss. , University of Lancaster . Horton , David R. 2004 . “ Green Distinctions: The Performance of Identity among Environmental Activists ”. The Sociological Review 52 ( 1 ): 63 – 77 . Howe , Joe , and Paul Wheeler . 1999 . “ Urban Food

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Richard Widick and John Foran

respond to their markets, and take comments from shareholders on improving performance. NGOs too begin with a charter or mission statement and go on to open offices, archive everything, conduct performance reviews, and evaluate their campaigns. Of course

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Making Sense of the Human-Nature Relationship

A Reception Study of the “Nature Is Speaking” Campaign on YouTube

Ulrika Olausson

nature in the campaign has not been a pronounced feature of the study, but deserves attention in future reception studies, not least because their nature “performances” risk fixating the viewer in the outside position as spectator ( Milstein 2016

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Michael Sheridan

. But what forms does place-making take? The literature suggests that people follow two overlapping avenues—narrative performances and strategic struggles. The narrative approach takes a phenomenological view of how storytelling, music, poetry, and

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Zoe Bray and Christian Thauer

monitoring appeased the protests, while the environmental performance of the chemical fiber producer improved as an outcome of further negotiations between the firm and the residents. Over the years, the relationship between the residents and chemical fiber