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“Avoiding the mistakes of the past”

Tower block failure discourse and economies of risk management in London's Olympic Park

Saffron Woodcraft

) opened his opinion piece by saying, “High-rise blocks are wholly out of place and character. Rather, a modern, sociable city needs neighbourhoods … How many times should we say it? Don't build residential towers … They are antisocial, high

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Finding a Place to Sit

How Qatari Women Combine Cultural and Kinship Capital in the Home Majlis

Rehenuma Asmi

), Tournaments of Value: Sociability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni Town ( Toronto : University of Toronto Press ). Najmabadi , A. ( 2005 ), Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity ( Berkeley : University of

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

). These moral reference points arise as fraught in the smallest everyday social interactions. Sharing beer, for example, is mandatory for adult sociability, but opens the door to fears about how to discern true versus instrumental friends. While sharing

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The Worth of the ‘While’

Time and Taxes in a Finnish Timebank

Matti Eräsaari

Thompson calls a ‘Puritan’ valuation of time, wherein sociability, leisure, or life in general becomes devalued, it also evidences the revaluation of time that he predicted. Eventually, Thompson argued, we would have to find new ways to allocate value to

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Perspectives of (and on) a Comedic Self

A Semiotics of Subjectivity in Stand-up Comedy

Marianna Keisalo

relation to each other. The sociable, reasonable, and conventional narrator-Louis and the anti-social, individualistic, yet creative Louis are figure and ground to each other. Shifting between the two allows Louis to explore and enact—as well as to comment

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The Possibilities of Failure

Personhood and Cognitive Disability in Urban Uganda

Tyler Zoanni

so fond of Jjumba because he was so ‘stubborn’, someone who was non-compliant yet strong and unwavering. Jjumba is also appreciated because he is sociable; he regularly joins groups watching television, listening to the radio or just sitting in the

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Educating the Other

Foreign Governesses in Wallachia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

Nicoleta Roman

jumătate a secolului al XIX-lea: Sociabilitate și divertisment [The elites of the Romanian Principalities in the first half of the nineteenth century: Sociability and leisure] (Iași: Editura Universității “Alexandru Ioan Cuza,” 2015), 87–88. 98 Arden

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‘Money on the Street’ as a Hoard

How Informal Moneylenders Remain Unbanked

Martin Fotta

be seen as threatening proper Calon sociability. Yet Calon have used these new alignments to recreate themselves anew as Ciganos. For Calon Gypsies, money’s character of multiplicity is tied to the creation of Calon community as a unique mode of being

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Blue Sky Matter

Toward an (In-flight) Understanding of the Sensuousness of Mobilities Design

Ole B. Jensen and Phillip Vannini

’ embodied sensibilities toward car use. Car driving, Sheller argued, enabled kinship, work, habitation, sociability, and sheer pleasure—all largely outcomes of the changing material design of the car, evolving driver predispositions toward comfort and

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Giving Aid Inside the Home

Humanitarian House Visits, Performative Refugeehood, and Social Control of Syrians in Jordan

Ann-Christin Wagner

-Arabism, ‘Hospitality’ and the Figure of the ‘Refugee’ .” Mobilities 6 ( 3 ): 353 – 373 . doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2011.590035 . 10.1080/17450101.2011.590035 Meneley , Anne . 1996 . Tournaments of Value: Sociability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni Town . Toronto