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Making Sense of the Remote Areas

Films and Stories from a Tundra Village

Petia Mankova

different ways. Having done anthropological fieldwork in the village, I watched the documentaries with mixed feelings; I could feel the atmosphere of the village, I knew the people, and so I became annoyed with the implicit stereotypes that transformed

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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

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Mobility and Infrastructure in the Russian Arctic

Das Sein bestimmt das Bewusstsein?

Nikolai Vakhtin

show the inverse—that people’s assessment and perception of their infrastructural situation is informed by their behavior and interactions? The North and the Arctic are notoriously stereotyped as hard to get to and infrastructurally deficient. People

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Stepping through the Silver Screen

Austro-German Filmmaker, Bestselling Author, and Journalist Colin Ross Discovers Australia

Anne Rees

Neighbors , a magazine dedicated to dispelling popular stereotypes about the two nations and maintaining the bonds of friendship forged during the war. Yet despite this growing acquaintance with the “real” America and its people, cinematic images of the US

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Moving on

Italy as a stepping stone in migrants’ imaginaries

Anna Tuckett

kind of racialized body. Being defined as “other” in such stereotypical and negative terms based on appearance was a frequent cause for complaint among those with migrant backgrounds, all of whom experienced racism on a daily basis. As Al Badisi, an

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Donald H. Holly Jr.

). Mukerjee likewise characterizes anthropologists as a people who poke and prod, and their discipline as an imperial science whose aim is to conquer and control ( 2003: 67–68, 210–211 ). Much of this draws on old stereotypes that bear little resemblance to

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Empowering or impoverishing through credit

Small-scale producers and the Plan Chontalpa in Tabasco, Mexico

Gisela Lanzas and Matthew Whittle

selling ejido land. Initially his family had 13 hectares under sugarcane production; today he has just one. Analysis The practice of redirecting loans from production to consumption is commonly interpreted in terms of stereotypes that emphasize that

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Beyond citizenship

Adivasi and Dalit political pathways in India

Nicolas Jaoul and Alpa Shah

Adivasis and Dalits in particular, have been stereotyped by official discourse as archaic anthropological subjects who had to be reformed in order to become proper citizens. Thomas Hansen reminds us that “for decades, the new state thus carried on the

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Cognitive Disability

Towards an Ethics of Possibility

Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp

example, are rethinking widespread stereotypes of people with autism as asocial and unable to interpret the feelings of others; in short, they challenge the deficit model by ‘Rethinking Autism’ ( Solomon and Bagatell 2010 ) through their commitment to the