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Nicola Bermingham

Philip McDermott (2012), Migrant Languages in the Public Space: A Case Study from Northern Ireland (Münster: LIT), 320 pp., Pb: €29.90, ISBN: 978-3643800992.

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Boundaries and Margins

The Making of the ‘Golden Cage’

Eirini Chrysocheri

itself (what kinds of photographs, comments and information people presented, what choices they made, etc.) that provided some insights into how time, space and relationships were conceptualised and articulated. Through this process, participants of

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Jewish Space and the Beschneidungsdebatte in Germany

Multiculturalism, Ritual and Cultural Reproduction

Jay (Koby) Oppenheim

The concept of Jewish space, initially conceived by Diana Pinto as a unique European development, marked a critical shift in relations between Jews and non-Jews, the latter embracing a Jewish past as constitutive of their countries' own. The hoped-for European multiculturalism failed to blossom and Jewish space, in Pinto's assessment, has not born the fruit of its potential. To investigate the shortfall of Jewish space, this article examines the 2012 debate on ritual male circumcision in Germany (Beschneidungsdebatte) that drew contemporary Jewish practice into the public eye. Pinto's formulation is premised on a multicultural society that actively works to blunt intolerance, a condition whose fulfilment in contemporary Europe remains incomplete and uneven. Moreover, this attempt to extend the integration of history into memory was stymied by its lack of a living subject. While Jews constitute a long-standing minority population with a unique history in Germany, their success in establishing a shared Jewish space is tied to the broader project of tolerance and integration facing immigrant and minority groups in Western Europe.

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Making Space for Jewish Culture in Polish Folk and Ethnographic Museums

Curating Social Diversity after Ethnic Cleansing

Erica Lehrer and Monika Murzyn-Kupisz

, Christian religious art, locally prominent persons). The domestic spaces are presented as normatively Catholic. In places, however, the self-taught curator has put side by side “similar” religious ritual objects from Jewish and Catholic traditions, for

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With an Open Mind and Open Heart

Collections Care at the Laboratory of Archaeology

Kate Roth

Department of Anthropology. LOA’s facilities are located both in the Department of Anthropology at UBC as well as the neighboring Museum of Anthropology (MOA) and include laboratories, collections storage spaces (including ancestral housing), offices, and an

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Blood and the City

Animal Representations and Urban (Dis)orders during the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ in Istanbul and Khartoum

Alice Franck, Jean Gardin, and Olivier Givre

political levels, comparative fieldwork highlights significant differences concerning the stakes, perceptions and concrete practices of the ritual in the urban space. More widely, we question what appears as a gap between a sacrificial imaginary encapsulated

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The Gurdwara in Britain

Narratives of Meaning, Use and Development

Clare Canning

The characteristics of minority religious space have been a focus of study within the social sciences over the past two decades, often within the context of influences upon design, the approach of policymakers and planning officers to alterations to

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Holistic Houses and a Sense of Place

Contextualizing the Bishop Museum Hale Pili Exhibit through Archaeological Analyses

Jennifer G. Kahn

residents of site 7206 had social relations embedded in both time and space. Situating the hale pili in place is meaningful as it re-creates the material setting for past social relations, while its locale speaks to other tangible aspects of place

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Margareta von Oswald and Verena Rodatus

the cosmo-optimistic, then, as a progressive set of ideas and aspirations that can inform ways of working in the museum context. As Wayne Modest and colleagues (2017) have suggested, the museum can be regarded as “a space of working through” in which

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Cross-Border Networks

Labour Migration from Iran to the Arab Countries of the Persian Gulf

Shahnaz R. Nadjmabadi

This article examines migration between the Iranian coastal regions of the Persian Gulf and the nearby Arab countries. At the centre of the research are questions about cross-border relationships, the construction of transnational spaces in border migration and strategies for maintaining networks in both the home and host countries. The transnational space connecting the Iranian coastal region and the Arab countries resembles other cases of border migration. However, unlike previous studies on border migration, this analysis situates the development of transnational spaces of migrants' lives within the deep-rooted common and historical perspectives in the countries on both sides of the Persian Gulf.