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Roberta Raffaetà and Mark Nichter

On 18 December 2014, the results of the U.K.’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) evaluation exercise were released. This extensive and very costly exercise is intended to take the pulse of U.K. university-based research and now happens once every six years or so. It is also the principal tool used to determine the allocation of approximately £1.6 billion of quality-related (QR) research funding which maintains the fabric of research activity in U.K. HE institutions. Given the fiscal consequences of REF performance it is not surprising that that universities expended considerable time and effort preparing their submissions in the run-up to the exercise and that the results were pored over by academics and their managers across the country. This was a very complex set of runes to read.

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Sara Wallace Goodman

Deniz Göktürk, David Gramling, and Anton Kaes, eds., Germany In Transit: Nation and Migration 1955-2005 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007)

Anthony Messina, The Logics and Politics of Post-WWII Migration to Western Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)

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Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

The Social Worlds of Wheat

Jessica Barnes

been limited by the uneven coverage of the literature. I structure my analysis around three areas of scholarship. I start by looking at wheat as a seed, bringing to the fore the farmers, plant breeders, and crop scientists who see wheat in terms of

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Ghassan Hage

we say in Australia, in the staff room. I have had situations where students looked visibly stunned that a non-Anglo-Celtic voice of academic authority was directed at them in the classroom (mostly pleasantly but on the odd occasion not). I have also

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Beyond the American culture wars

A call for environmental leadership and strengthening networks

Kate A. Berry

the world generally, my goal in this short article is to focus on the United States (US), looking at the American culture war specifically as it relates to environmental issues. 3 Looking at the US today is a reminder that the culture wars are as

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Diana Ben-Merre, Aviva Dautch and Helene Marks

For My Father

Sentenced Declarations of Independence

Yahrtzeit I am looking for my father

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Back in Time Yet of His Time

Marty McFly as a 1980s Teenage Boy Role Model

Daniel Smith-Rowsey

argue that Back to the Future is under-contextualized as a film about a 1980s teenage boy. If, as Catherine Driscoll argues (2011) , every teen film is about becoming a citizen and a subject, and if we look to 1980s films to see how the post

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’Tis but a Habit in an Unconsolidated Democracy

Habitual Voting, Political Alienation and Spectatorship

Anthony Lawrence A. Borja

evaluate the progress of a democratisation project is by looking at the development of this civic practice in terms of both quantity (voter turnout) and quality (voters’ preferences). Focusing on the former, specifically the impact of political alienation

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Urban tourism via dispossession of oeuvres

Labor as a common denominator

Marc Morell

cloaks to look like a gold-cast angel. Passing tourists stop and leave tips in exchange for a photo. If Roberto is lucky, he will earn 15 to 25 euros a day, about enough to pay for shelter and food. Yet being a human statue is not an easy task. Like other

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Andreas Baranowski and Heiko Hecht

of the issues that are being researched today. The focus of our observation will be to look at some of the claims Münsterberg made and to relate them to the latest developments in cognitive movie psychology. We will not look at Münsterberg