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2012 Quebec Student Protests

Some Observations on Motives, Strategies, and Their Consequences on the Reconfigurations of State and Media

Audrey Laurin-Lamothe and Michel Ratte

The first part of this article reports the main events of the 2012 student protest in Quebec leading to the government’s adoption of Bill 12. It highlights the major ideological conflict generated through the liberal managerial mutation of the academic institutions as a key to understand more clearly the student’s claims. Rapidly, the standard strike was transformed into a massive mobilization that produced many protests and other forms of resistance. The response given by the government to these unprecedented acts of resistance was Bill 12, to be understood as a symbolic coup d’état with voluntarily disruptive media effects whose aim was to make people forget the massive rejection of a pseudo tentative agreement in relation to Higher Education reform. The bill was also supported through the abusive and twisted use by the government of a series of buzzwords, like “bullying” and “access to education”, which were relayed by the media. The authors also discuss the issues surrounding the traditional conceptions regarding the analysis of discourses, mobilizing Orwell’s concept of doublethink and the notion of selfdeception inherited form Sartre.

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“My Visa Application Was Denied, I Decided to Go Anyway”

Interpreting, Experiencing, and Contesting Visa Policies and the (Im)mobility Regime in Algeria

Farida Souiah

This article explores the ways people targeted by restrictive migration and mobility policies in Algeria experience, interpret, and contest them. It focuses on the perspective of harragas, literally “those who burn” the borders. In the Maghrebi dialects, this is notably how people leaving without documentation are referred to. It reflects the fact that they do not respect the mandatory steps for legal departure. Also, they figuratively “burn” their papers to avoid deportation once in Europe. Drawing on qualitative fieldwork, this article outlines the complex and ambiguous attitudes toward the legal mobility regime of those it aims to exclude: compliance, deception, delegitimization, and defiance. It contributes to debates about human experiences of borders and inequality in mobility regimes. It helps deepen knowledge on why restrictive migration and mobility policies fail and are often counterproductive, encouraging the undocumented migration they were meant to deter.

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Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

capitalism. But according Joseph Stiglitz, this expression of the faith in the liberal democracy and market economies—already articulated by Francis Fukuyama—got stuck on the rocks: “we are now experiencing the political consequences of this grand deception

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The Religious Foundations of Capoeira Angola

The Cosmopolitics of an Apparently Non-religious Practice

Sergio González Varela

about inherent values and meanings that encompass different attitudes of the logic of practice, such as deception, betrayal, play, and embodiment. Here I address some of the common assumptions made by anthropologists (e.g., Downey 2008 ; Lewis 1992

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Overconsumption as Ideology

Implications for Addressing Global Climate Change

Diana Stuart, Ryan Gunderson, and Brian Petersen

consumer celebrities, displaying “enthusiasm for a given product, supported and spread by all the media of communication.” The line of one-way communication through advertising becomes a force of widespread deception, where “every new lie of advertising is

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Marie Jaisson

demandes incessantes et pressantes finirent par agacer le directeur du BIT qui était très réservé vis-à-vis de projets gouvernés par une conception sociologique très critique quant à l’usage des statistiques. Sous l’empire de la déception, Duprat reprocha

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Jablonka’s History

Literature and the Search for Truth

Sarah Fishman

happily denies having said something that he was captured on video saying, then blames the so-called ‘fake’ news for pointing out his deception? Part of Trump’s strategy in office, whenever the media or prosecutors or the Special Counsel get too hot, is to

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Marcel Mauss

Abimelech, the Philistine of Guerar, the deception he had already committed against the Pharaoh, which was to pass on 6 Sara, his sister and wife, as his sister. viii From the Hittites of Hebron, Abraham bought the burial land for himself and Sara at the

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Matthew Trundle

a word that had connotations of deception and unfairness. The “machine” was more than a feat of engineering, but a contrivance. Troy was a foundational strug- gle for later Greeks who strove to claim descent from both sides. Nothing like the ten

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“To take a wyf”

Marriage, Status, and Moral Conduct in “The Merchant’s Tale”

Natalie Hanna

with his ideal image of marriage, rather than the reality of it. His metaphorical blindness, heightened by his physical blindness later in the tale, concerns not only May’s deception and adultery, but can be extended to his entire approach to marriage