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Rural Poverty in Jordan

Assessment and Characterisation

Mohamed Tarawneh and Abdel Hakim Al Husban

Adopting a qualitative anthropological approach, this report discusses and critiques dominant theoretical currents in the study of poverty and presents a more qualitative analysis of the topic. Through an examination of rural Jordan, new sets of concepts and calculations on poverty - both qualitative and quantitative - have been forged. The research indicates that poverty, as an economic fact, can easily be manipulated and treated as a numerical game. As a social fact, poverty is seen in terms of complex coping strategies that are managed within a framework of social norms.

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Road Works

Some Observations on Representing Roads

Peter Merriman

Roads may be represented in many different media and cultural forms, from planning documents and maps to postage stamps, children's books, and postcards. While there has been a tendency among some scholars to study representations for what they can tell us about the history of particular road schemes, this article argues that roads are constructed and consumed as much through paper plans, financial calculations, popular representations, and public imaginations as through concrete and steel on the ground. Representations of roads “matter,” and the article suggests that scholars should study the broad array of representations through which the meanings of roads are produced, circulated, and consumed.

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Pierre Fresnault-Deruelle

-legged creature – it makes no difference. We are not so far removed from the zodiac, which could also have furnished a scorpion. Tintin, startled, turns to the astronomer, who, absorbed in his calculations, nonetheless comes up to the telescope. He is amazed: ‘By

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Replenishing Milk Sons

Changing Kinship Practices among the Sahrāwī, North Africa

Konstantina Isidoros

genealogical calculations, women may be ‘taking men’ rather than men ‘giving women’. Although Remco Ensel’s Moroccan h̩arāt̩in study, comparable with the wider Sahrāwī demography, observes milk kinship as primarily between people of unequal status creating

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New Mobilities, Spaces, and Ideas to Market

European Travel Writers and the Making of a Genre—Comment

Steven D. Spalding

happens the crossing occurred at night, what they “see” with the aid of their careful scientific calculation of the exact moment of physical crossing of the equator—a brilliant detail—is an encounter with the sublime, a sensation of fullness that for them

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At the Threshold to the New World

Equator Crossings, Sunsets, and Claude Lévi-Strauss’s Tristes Tropiques

Michael Bies

of the crossing of the equator with the mentioning of the Holy Mass. They conclude the account of the ceremonies performed during the day with the description of the exact moment when, during the night of 29 June, “according to the calculations,” they

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

social environment. The vehicles might still be anthropomorphized, only this would occur beyond specific interpellative regimes based on masculinity, speed, risk taking, and calculation. Nevertheless, this process is unlikely to take the form of

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Investing in Early Crisis Relief or Reelection?

Comparing German Party Responses to the Euro Crisis

Alexandra Hennessy

. Strategic calculations vs. personality Alternative accounts might argue that Merkel’s slow crisis management is a function of her temperament rather than strategic calculations. Jennifer Yoder 33 describes her as “slow, steady, and deliberate” in her

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The Gods of the Hunt

Stereotypes, Risk and National Identity in a Spanish Enclave in North Africa

Brian Campbell

content’ of stereotypes (see Oakes and Reynolds 1997). Research also evaluates the extent to which emotions of fear, disgust or anger induced by stereotypes interfere with the calculation of risk (anything from deciding where to live, which job candidate

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Manuel Stoffers, Blake Morris, Alan Meyer, Younes Saramifar, Andrew Cobbing, Martin Emanuel, Rudi Volti, Caitlin Starr Cohn, Caitríona Leahy, and Sunny Stalter-Pace

, according to their calculations, meant far more efficient use of scarce resources, rubber in particular, they should not be kept completely off the civilian market. Bicycle production and sales were controlled during the war, but in fact, the federal