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Christine Moderbacher

participants, Cise and Hamuda. We had shared much the previous year, in a carpentry center close to the market designed to improve the chances of the capital's marginalized population—mostly people with a migratory background—within the labor market, where I

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Jeff Kirby

Bourdieu’s broader theory of practice, the other components being field and capital(s) , which I will comment upon in more detail below. As Jean Hillier has noted, Bourdieu’s theories continually address the subject of social inequalities, especially

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Bringing the state back in

Corporate social responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalism in the international energy sector

Ståle Knudsen, Dinah Rajak, Siri Lange, and Isabelle Hugøy

home and a perceived need to internationalize Norwegian state capital. While working far from home, these energy corporations relate and adapt to local and national particularities in their places of operation. At the same time, the standards and

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‘At the Mercy of the German Eagle’

Images of London in Dissolution in the Novels of William Le Queux

Antony Taylor

Le Queux's novels of Britain in peril, and a capital city in decline. While much has been written about the significance of Le Queux as an architect of the spy novel and thriller writing, and his broader relationship to the Harmsworth press, little

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Ethnographic engagements with global elites

Paul Robert Gilbert and Jessica Sklair

Anthropology’s return to political economy Thomas Piketty’s (2014) Capital in the Twenty-First Century , for all the discussions of inequality that it has brought into the pages of the business press, has hardly escaped criticism from

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The racial fix

White currency in the gentrification of black and Latino Chicago

Jesse Mumm

is a major factor in structures of disparity in global capital moves ( Clarke and Thomas 2006 ; Melamed 2006 ), local historical political structures ( Hyra 2008 ; Spear 1967 ), shifts in the division of labor ( Roediger 2005 ; Sassen 1998

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Creative Encounters

African Trade and Chinese Oil Production in Western Chad

Nikolaus Schareika

drilled 11 exploration wells in Chad with encouraging results. CNPC built a refinery at Djermaya some 50 kilometers north of Chad’s capital N’Djamena and constructed a 300-kilometer pipeline connecting the so-called Rônier oil field in the Bongor basin to

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From philanthropy to impact investing

The case of Luxembourg

Shirlita Espinosa

promote capital investment within the framework of migration and development. Meso Impact Finance, recently renamed as Backbone, a Luxembourg-based investment company, is the case study used to showcase the intersections between international migration and

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Flying above Bloodshed

Performative Protest in the Scared City of Damascus

Ziad Adwan

demonstrations and massacres that took place in several areas close to the capital. Indeed, Damascus remained relatively calm when the surrounding suburbs and other Syrian cities were raging. Fear might be a reason. In addition, news coverage was unsatisfactory

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(De)materializing Kinship—Holding Together Mutuality and Difference

Kathryn E. Goldfarb and Caroline E. Schuster

institution in the consolidation of … political and economic capital,” became the focus of moralizing and medicalizing discourses in a social and political climate that embraced democratic ideals. Like the “in-and-in breeding” of livestock, which was