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Restoring Viable Relations in Emigrant Gambia

Paolo Gaibazzi

discourses on aspirant migrants and on the influence that families and migrants have on them. Second, I show how an existential, intersubjective approach to mobility may help us not only to access these motivations, but also to unpack some of the

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Annina Schneller

Many of the ways in which artifacts appear to or actually do affect us—as elegant, dynamic, comfortable, authentic—are based on the fact that they are designed objects. Design is an effect-oriented process that resorts to design rules linking formal aspects of designed artifacts to specific design effects. Design rhetoric tries to capture these links between design techniques and resulting effects. This article presents design-rhetorical methods of identifying design rules of intersubjective validity. The new approach, developed at Bern University of the Arts, combines rhetorical design analysis with practice-oriented design research, based on the creation and empirical testing of design variants in accordance with effect hypotheses.

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Gauging the Mood

Operationalizing Emotion through Ethnography

Brian Callan

This article illustrates a case study of an ethnographic research project in order to highlight the processes by which the project thesis emerged, the form of the knowledge on which it is based, and the relationship of that form of knowledge to other disciplines. The case-study is part of a larger ethnographic research project based in Jerusalem area between 2011 and 2012 on the sociality and affective processes involved in what is normally referred to as pro-Palestinian activism. Current anthropological concerns and debates are highlighted and discussed by following the ethnographic process from the development of a proposal based on a perceptual model of affect (Damasio, 2000), to ‘learning with people’ to the fieldwork phase (Ingold, 2008), to the analysis, interpretation of findings through the intersubjective faculty of judging (Arendt, 1968). Specifically, this work aims to clarify the form and validity of knowledge produced by an ethnographic engagement with phenomenological theory. Using an extract from field notes, from which I developed a thesis on role of weirdness in dissent, I highlight the intersubjective and emergent nature of knowledge production in ethnography through the development of trusting relationships with participants and the generative tensions and possibilities of being a researcher while also becoming an activist. In this process, the knowledge produced represents neither the participants’ nor the researcher’s understandings of the world but resides in what Arendt called a ‘third position’. Such a method of knowledge production should also be apposite to interdisciplinary exchanges within academia."

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The Generative Power of Political Emotions

Mette-Louise Johansen, Therese Sandrup, and Nerina Weiss

important to us” ( Goodenough 1997: 6 ). We concord with these authors that the emotion emerges in the intersubjective field, as it only occurs when infringed by others, and is most explicitly expressed and experienced when collectively shared. The

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Achieving the Ordinary

Everyday Peace and the Other in Bosnian Mixed-Ethnicity Families

Keziah Conrad

achievement shadowed by other possibilities, the outcome of careful intersubjective work. I draw on the Conversation Analysis tradition, including the work of Harvey Sacks (1984) , who argued that we should think not of ordinary people but of people who are

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Ryan Gunderson

-concealing ideas are internal (subjective) and intersubjective (e.g., communicative) as well as material , in the form of reproductive practices and institutions—as overemphasized by Althusser (1971) (see below)—and text ( Thompson 1984 ). Hereafter, I refer

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From Exoticism to Authenticity

Textbooks during French Colonization and the Modern Literature of Global Tourism

Claudine Moïse

self. Moreover, today intersubjectivity asserts the recognition of the individual. “I” exists only because the other acknowledges me. Hegel reached such certainty belatedly long after Descartes. This is how, according to Paul Ricœur, 9 the subject is

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Jean-Christophe Marcel

théorique susceptible de promouvoir une conception intersubjective à même de fonder une sociologie positive sans trop hypostasier la conscience collective, et en même temps une « sociologie psychologique » susceptible de combattre la phénoménologie sur son

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Rematerializing Martyrs and the Missing Soldiers of the Iran-Iraq War

Sana Chavoshian

spirituality’ is Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi's (2016) Foucault in Iran . 2 On the dynamics of transcendental and intersubjective affinities with Shi‘i saints among women, see Edith Szanto's (2012) “Following Sayyida Zaynab” and Chavoshian's (forthcoming

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Jeff Kirby

, socially situated and embodied, and therefore an intersubjective process in conjunction with the activity of the learner ( Lave and Wenger 1991 ). However, because humans operate in social settings, learners may or may not be entirely aware of the knowledge