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What Am I StIll Doing Here?

Travel, Travel Writing, and Old Age

Robin Jarvis

of home” ( Chaney 1995: 220 ). Clearly this stereotype of the older traveler has nothing in common with the travel preferences and practices of the writers I am focusing on in this essay and of others like them, but the power of that stereotype may be

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Making Friends of the Nations

Australian Interwar Magazines and Middlebrow Orientalism in the Pacific

Victoria Kuttainen and Sarah Galletly

taste, “tainted,” as we have argued with Susann Liebich, “by its association with the racial stereotypes it circulated and [placed] outside parameters of high cultural value” ( Kuttainen et al. 2015: 157 ). Dixon contends that The BP Magazine drew on

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Native Marriage “Soviet” and “Russian” Style

The Political Economy of Desire and Competing Matrimonial Emotions

Vera Skvirskaja

Russia’s demographic situation more generally ( Rivkin-Fish 2010 ). Yet if in urban Russia, the unified image of “worker and mother” might not fit some Russian cultural stereotypes of femininity, especially the post-Soviet sexualized images of women

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Federica Tarabusi

among internationals often tend to incorporate commonplace stereotypes about the Balkans. It is quite common to find such narratives expressing the idea that interethnic tensions and native corruption practices represent a foregone obstacle to processes

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Svetlana Huusko

state ideology. I show how this story, created by the museum, not only deprives the Evenkis of their history and culture but also provides roots for local stereotypes and choices for the young Evenkis. Based on Philip Deloria's (1998) differentiation

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Alexandra Schwell

This article explores how the fluctuating cartography of East and West and the varying degrees of perceptive Europeanness influence everyday practices of the people working in Polish state bureaucracies, who professionally advance European integration within a national framework. While an important part of their self-image is formed through the dissociation from cultural 'Eastness' and the backwardness they ascribe to fellow citizens, they still experience negative stereotyping and mistrust from the part of the EU-15 'Westerners'. Consequently, East-Central European state officials oscillate on the continuum between cultural 'East' and 'West' and constantly negotiate distance, relatedness and thus their own liminal position. By scrutinising how Polish state officials aim at positioning themselves on the mental map of Europe, this article shows that they attempt to escape the cultural pattern of negative stereotyping and mistrust by using a functionalist narrative of efficiency. This is a rhetorical strategy employed to cope with existing asymmetries.

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Enemies of the people

Theorizing dispossession and mirroring conspiracy in the Republic of Georgia

Katrine Bendtsen Gotfredsen

interesting, however, to notice the play on form and the implicit moral judgment in Otar’s reasoning: rather than representing a significant break with the stereotypes of Soviet power and oppression, the contemporary authorities display a continuity of

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“Going vertical” in times of insecurity

Constructing proximity and distance through a Kenyan gated high-rise

Zoë Goodman

as wageni (meaning foreigners or guests in Swahili), and stereotyped as insular and exploitative. Although perpetuating narratives that bring their Kenyan-ness into question, Khojas’ ascription as “Asian” means they are not the target of police

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Amanda J. Reinke

system. Practitioners working within the juridical grey space where informal and formal law meet are concerned about countering a stereotype that they are too ‘warm and fuzzy’. They want others working in this space, such as judges and lawyers, to respect

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Anna Bara and Erika Monahan

stereotypes about Kazakh backwardness. China was another escape route, although Soviet authorities attempted to arrest and, on some occasions, shot fleeing Kazakhs. In the Karatal affair in late 1930, Soviets shot several families trying to cross the border