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Simoneta Negrete-Yankelevich, Israel Portillo, Guadalupe Amescua-Villela, and Alejandra Núñez-de la Mora

siendo parte de comunidades cohesivas y sólidas hacia un individualismo preponderante. Las comunidades en el campo se han quedado en una situación de limbo intermedio en el que ya no son comunidades que valoran y cuidan sus recursos naturales y capital

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Assisted “voluntary” return of women to Kosovo

Rhetoric and reality within the framework of development

Sandra Sacchetti

them into subjects of development (aka “change agents”) capable of restoring valuable human capital to their home countries. Hence, signing up for AVR participation becomes a depoliticizing act, a transmutation from which a new migrant category can

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Sam Beck

widespread deindustrialisation and the loss of jobs. Landlords who kept their buildings, while collecting rent, withdrew as much capital as they could without investing in their upkeep, leaving buildings in disrepair, even cutting off heat and electricity

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Conditional Freedom

A Portrait of Young Men's Sense of Belonging to the Street in Maputo, Mozambique

Andrea Moreira

, the capital of Mozambique, which explored how these young men strategically performed their masculinities in attempting to subvert dominant discourses of what it means to be a man in urban Maputo. Through the method of participant observation, I

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Degrees of Permeability

Confinement, Power and Resistance in Freetown's Central Prison

Luisa T. Schneider

one. Where – and indeed whether – a dividing line is drawn is based on the nature of the crime and its author's social standing, interpersonal relationships and available socioeconomic capital. Pademba Road – self-governance and the power of

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God's Delivery State

Taxes, Tithes, and a Rightful Return in Urban Ghana

Anna-Riikka Kauppinen

on fiscal debates that occur at the state-church interface in Ghana's capital Accra. In so doing, I bring together insights on fiscal regulation in Africa (Guyer 1992; Meagher 2018 ; Roitman 2005 , 2007 ) and recent debates on ‘Charismatic giving

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The Mistakes That Make People

Reconceptualizing Power and Resistance in Rwanda

Will Rollason

to account adequately for what happens in social life. I make this case based on ethnographic material I gathered during research on motorcycle taxi drivers in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. Motorcyclists are called motards (in French) or abamotari (in

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Nicholas F. Russell

arrival at the capital, and that they would be allowed to trade freely at Canton (which also ultimately proved misleading) ( Diario 5 June 1767: i through 6 June 1767: i; Astley 1968: 405 ). The size of the expedition was quite large and its proceeding

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Inside the global teaching machine

MOOCs, academic labour and the future of the university

Michael A. Peters

‘cybernetic’ and ‘cognitive’ emphasise the interconnectedness and networked nature of global capital. Knowledge capitalism increasingly envelopes universities in the digital circuits that make up an emerging global system and bypass the state and its capacity

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Powers of sovereignty

State, people, wealth, life

Aihwa Ong

Hardt and Negri's trilogy describes an American Empire as shaping a world split between global capital and disenfranchised multitude, leading to a final confrontation between the Empire of capital and the counter-Empire of workers everywhere. However, their interpretation is limited by their philosophical abstraction and revolutionary vision, which fails to recognize the implications of actually existing processes of sovereignty and capital at this global juncture. The situation found in Asia challenges their analysis. In contemporary China, experimental assemblages of sovereign powers, capital, techne, and ethics have not weakened, but, in fact, have strengthened political sovereignty, nationalist sentiments, and collectivist ethos, presenting a different picture of biopolitics from that of Hardt and Negri's global theory. The authoritarian outcomes in China are political solutions forged in circumstances that mingle the global, the historical, and the situated. This article argues that Asian aspirations are rearranging capitalism and political sovereignty as Hardt and Negri understand them.