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Moral Thresholds of Outrage

The March for Hrant Dink and New Ways of Mobilization in Turkey

Lorenzo D’Orsi

loyalties—calls into question often elusive symbolic and social boundaries between groups and individuals. Boundaries arise from social interactions, are historically sedimented in memories and bodies, and are continuously made and unmade by subjects. As

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Boundaries and Margins

The Making of the 'Golden Cage'

Eirini Chrysocheri

This article focuses on the Greek community of Alexandria, a socially and territorially bounded Diaspora entity that articulates a sense of connection to place through claims of a historically continuous socio-spatial connection to both Egypt and Greece. Through analyses of visual material collected and produced during fieldwork, I explore the spatial and social boundaries of the community before and after Nasser’s 1952 revolution and highlight discontinuities in the narratives and imaginings of the city articulated by different generations. Studying the creation of new borders, I reveal how restriction to, and isolation within, the ‘golden cage’ of Greek areas is both willingly embraced and a source of frustration. I conclude by outlining how spatial and ideological boundaries overlap and how they are shifted and defended by Greek and non-Greek inhabitants of the city.

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Thomas Hylland Eriksen

the contrast between cultural tolerance and social boundary maintenance, the scalar gap between cosmopolitan ideals and group-based practices needs to be examined briefly. The example of interethnic marriages (known in Mauritius as mixed marriages) may

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Andrew Lattas, Anni Kajanus, and Naomi Haynes

orders. Spatial orders encode social order. Indeed, space is a constitutive part of the structure of social relations and cultural understandings. The architecture and layout of cities articulate social boundaries by separating and positioning diverse

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“Going vertical” in times of insecurity

Constructing proximity and distance through a Kenyan gated high-rise

Zoë Goodman

era. However, residential enclosure is increasingly ubiquitous, securitized, and vertical—and ever more significant to the demarcation of social boundaries. The Jaffery Complex's marketing slogan “Live in Confidence!” captures this conjunction: it

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Tatiana Bulgakova

Orthodox Christianity.) However, on the social boundaries of these groups, there is growing protest, pressure, and mutual alienation between those who adopted the new religion and of those who rejected it. Such asymmetry exists because shamanists tend to

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Laurie Kain Hart

and prod local habitual spatial and social boundaries. The domestic investments described in my opening vignettes presume some kind of future and contribute to a sense of contemporaneity that increases the value of local fixed capital, not only to

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The Hut-Hospital as Project and as Practice

Mimeses, Alterities, and Colonial Hierarchies

Cristiana Bastos

. “ Race, Medicine and the Late Portuguese Empire: The Role of Goan Colonial Physicians .” Journal of Romance Studies 5 ( 1 ): 23 – 35 . 10.3828/jrs.5.1.23 Bastos , Cristiana . 2007 . “ Medical Hybridisms and Social Boundaries: Aspects of Portuguese

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Nonrecording the “European refugee crisis” in Greece

Navigating through irregular bureaucracy

Katerina Rozakou

. Cultures that are well known for their generous practices of hospitality are also distinguished by harsh bureaucratic indifference and hostility, reflecting the cultural construction of identities and social boundaries ( Herzfeld 1992: 40 ). In other cases

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To Smile and Not to Smile

Mythic Gesture at the Russia-China Border

Caroline Humphrey

people, one also laughs against them. Among themselves, Russians mock the Chinese, as we have seen, and Chinese ridicule the Russians. In sum, smiling/ non-smiling can be seen as an index—or even a creator—of the ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ of social