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Topographies of the Possible

Creating Situations and Spaces of a City's Counter-narrative

Laila Huber

This article explores the creation of new structures of participation and counter imaginaries within the city between the poles of arts and politics. On the basis of two case studies, one situated in the non-institutionalised artistic field and one in the non-institutionalised political field, I will explore narratives of a 'topography of the possible' in the city of Salzburg. Aiming to outline collage pieces of a topography of the possible and of counter-narrative in and of the city – the city is looked at in terms of collage, understood as overlapping layers of the three spatial dimensions materiality (physical space), sociability (social space) and the imaginary (symbolic space). These are understood as differing but interrelated spatial dimensions, each one unfolding forms of collective appropriation of a city. The focus lies on the creation of social relations and collective imaginaries on the micro-level of cultural and political self-organised initiatives, looked at under terms of narration and storytelling. My ethnographic project asks for the creative potentiality of a city and for the creative power of social relations and collective imaginaries.

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Les repas des Marocains

Comparaison entre Casablanca et des communes rurales du Souss (enquête de 2013)

Laurence Tibère, Jean-Pierre Poulain, Nicolas Bricas, Driss Boumeggouti, and Claude Fischler

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This article provides an overview of Moroccan people's eating habits, in a context of urbanisation and, more broadly, of ongoing changes in lifestyles and social aspirations. The analysis is mainly based on data from a quantitative survey conducted between 2012 and 2013. It focuses on the differences and commonalities between the meals of Casablanca residents and those of the inhabitants of rural areas in the Souss region. The article points out the existence of differentiated situations between the two contexts, particularly with regard to the number of meals or food sociability. It also shows the importance of certain habits, both in the city and in rural villages, such as the social valuation of certain dishes or products, or the importance of commensality.

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Cet article propose un panorama des habitudes des Marocains relatives aux repas, dans un contexte d'urbanisation et, plus largement, de mutations en cours dans les modes de vie et les aspirations sociales. L'analyse se fonde principalement sur les données d'une enquête quantitative menée entre 2012 et 2013. Elle porte sur les différences et les points de convergence entre les repas des Casablancais et ceux des habitants de communes rurales du Souss. L'article pointe l'existence de situations différenciées entre les deux contextes, s'agissant en particulier du nombre des repas ou encore des sociabilités alimentaires. Il montre aussi la prégnance, en ville comme dans les villages ruraux, de certaines habitudes, telle que la valorisation de certains plats ou produits, ou l'importance de la commensalité.

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Maria Bucur, Alexandra Ghit, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Ivana Pantelić, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Elizabeth A. Wood, Anna Müller, Galina Goncharova, Zorana Antonijević, Katarzyna Sierakowska, Andrea Feldman, Maria Kokkinou, Alexandra Zavos, Marija M. Bulatović, Siobhán Hearne, and Rayna Gavrilova

a loss of employment and welfare rights and as an undoing of spaces of working-class sociability and solidarity. Bonfiglioli argues that their reflective nostalgic attachments (154) can fuel contemporary demands for social justice. In the

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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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Masculinity on Stage

Dueling in the Greek Capital, 1870–1918

Dimitra Vassiliadou

Athina: i Athinaeki Lesxi, 1870–1940” [Men's sociability in urban Athens: The Athens Club, 1870–1940], Mnemon [Afterthought] 30 (2009): 179–211, here 203–205, https://ejournals.epublishing.ekt.gr/index.php/mnimon/article/viewFile/7754/7455.pdf . For

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Is There No Honour among the Maltese?

Paradigms of Honour in a Mediterranean Moral Economy

Jean-Paul Baldacchino

social ties mean that one can skirt closer to the boundary that divides playful taunting and a threat to Irġulija 1 . Male working-class sociability frequently inhabits this dangerous ground. Improvised male song duels ( għana spritu pront ) is a form of

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Marco Solimene, Mariann Vaczi, Paul Manning, Bozena Sojka, Stephen Quilley, Anna Zhelnina, and Aimar Ventsel

alliances and ethics of sociability – in the creation and expression of the rivalries, competition and ‘soft hierarchies’ that constitute Gabor politics. Berta describes how beakers and tankards, initially purchased from non-Roma owners and antiques dealers

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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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Blood and the City

Animal Representations and Urban (Dis)orders during the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ in Istanbul and Khartoum

Alice Franck, Jean Gardin, and Olivier Givre

family head usually makes the sacrifice) and charitable functions (sacrifice is part of the ṣadaqa or alms, Bonte et al. 1999 ). While ‘Muslims across the globe associate sacrifice with feasting and sociability’ ( Bowen 2012: 77 ), sacrifice is far