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Nonrecording the “European refugee crisis” in Greece

Navigating through irregular bureaucracy

Katerina Rozakou

. Cultures that are well known for their generous practices of hospitality are also distinguished by harsh bureaucratic indifference and hostility, reflecting the cultural construction of identities and social boundaries ( Herzfeld 1992: 40 ). In other cases

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To Smile and Not to Smile

Mythic Gesture at the Russia-China Border

Caroline Humphrey

people, one also laughs against them. Among themselves, Russians mock the Chinese, as we have seen, and Chinese ridicule the Russians. In sum, smiling/ non-smiling can be seen as an index—or even a creator—of the ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ of social

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Racialized Governance

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

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

. Bruno Carvalho points out that Rio is indeed a “porous city,” where throughout history, people have made myriad connections across spatial and social boundaries. Such porosity, however, has not eliminated social and racial segregation. Carvalho, notes

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Stephan Feuchtwang

figures currently include Johann Arnason and Jan Assmann. Ulf Hannerz (1997) had already alerted us to the importance of flows of culture across social boundaries, to borders, and to hybrids, which I think are all much better conceptualized under the

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The Amāra on the Square

Connective Agency and the Aesthetics of the Egyptian Revolution

Ayman El-Desouky

…” (‘ala wishshu amàrāt …). The narrative in the exchanges emphasizing a shared identity or a common bond usually begins with the stock phrase “by the amāra of,” which traverses social boundaries. Transmuted into the lexical and syntactic patterns of

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Liberalism in Israel

Between the ‘Good Person’ and the ‘Bad Citizen’

Menachem Mautner

Ethnic Identity’: The Making and Unmaking of Social Boundaries in Contemporary Ashkenazi Narratives .” [In Hebrew.] Theory and Criticism 33 : 101 – 129 . Shafir , Gershon , and Yoav Peled . 2002 . Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple

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The Colonial State and Carnival

The Complexity and Ambiguity of Carnival in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

Christoph Kohl

, underlining the colonial state’s divide-and-rule policy, although ethno-racial distance in colonial Guinea-Bissau was never as all-embracing and strict as in other African settler colonies. Despite attempts to maintain social boundaries—and in contrast to the