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Liminal spaces, resources and networks

Facebook as a shaping force for students’ transitions into higher education

Sally Baker and Eve Stirling

happens when students move into higher education and as a phenomenon that can be explored. A useful notion related to transition that originated out of anthropological work on rituals is the notion of liminality ( Turner 1969 ; Van Gennep 1960

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Joost Beuving and Geert de Vries

interventions can have a highly ritual character, and policymaking may fruitfully be seen as a form of storytelling. Particular stories may rise and fall depending on the epistemic community that they succeed in recruiting ( Haas 1992 ). Ritual aspects of

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Annika Strauss

who reports an encounter as a student with a researcher holding a presentation on ritual at a conference workshop on healing practices. He obtained his richest data through reflecting upon his experience and what he felt in ritual. He only revealed

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Introduction

Constructing and practising student engagement in changing institutional cultures

Lisa Garforth and Anselma Gallinat

.C. , and Paris , A.H. ( 2004 ) ‘ School engagement: potential of concept, state and evidence ’, Review of Educational Research 74 , no. 1 : 59 – 109 . 10.3102/00346543074001059 Gallinat , A. ( 2005 ) ‘ A ritual middle ground? Personhood

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Susan Wright and Davydd J. Greenwood

: International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences (LATISS) 7 , no. 1 : 1 – 104 . Power , M. ( 1997 ) The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification , Oxford: Oxford University Press. Readings , B. ( 1996 ) The University in Ruins

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Minestrone Stories

Teaching anthropology through serendipitous cultural exchanges

Regnar Kristensen

when carefully confined, the cultural exchanges that formed the brief, intense social experiment were taken as a performance rather than a real-life exchange. In many ways, it more resembled an organised ritual performance, as in Victor and Edie Turner

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Heritage or hate?

A pedagogical guide to the confederate flag in post-race America

Cameron D. Lippard

state of Mississippi incorporated the ‘battle’ flag into its state flag. The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) also began to use it almost immediately in 1866 and prominently displayed it in rituals and during the lynching of African Americans and Mexican Americans