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Self-Fashioning and Auto-Ethnography

Samuel Baron's Description of Tonqueen (1686)

Anna Winterbottom

Samuel Baron's A Description of the Kingdom of Tonqueen (1686) contains many tropes of the European travel narrative. However, its author was no stranger to the country, but was born to a Vietnamese mother and Dutch father in mid-seventeenth-century Hanoi. Here I discuss how Baron fashioned his identity during his life to attract multiple patrons in the unstable maritime world of Southeast and East Asia. I re-read his Description as an example of “auto-ethnography,” showing how the author shaped his work to achieve certain ends. A comparison with a contemporary Chinese description of northern Vietnam reveals many similarities in tone and approach and helps situate Baron's text within the commercial and diplomatic exchanges of the region.

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Parties, Movements, Brokers

The Scottish Independence Movement

David McKeever

movement organizations broker most joint action. Brokerage is a mechanism connecting social groups, whereby an identifiable third party (the broker) negotiates cooperation. With notable exceptions, researchers have tended to view brokerage as an

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Diplomat, Landlord, Con-artist, Thief

Housing Brokers and the Mediation of Risk in Migrant Moscow

Madeleine Reeves

whom brokerage had become merely a source of income. He , after all, still worked a proper nine-to-five job, and he lived in the same apartment as those to whom he sublet mattress space. It was the very proximity between himself and those he served, he

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Capacity Building as Instrument and Empowerment

Training Health Workers for Community-Based Roles in Ghana

Harriet Boulding

unable to comply with their social mobilization mandate, they often employ various strategies in order to mediate between their roles as government workers and members of their communities. I view these strategies as brokerages of the kind proposed by

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Larissa Juip, Geuntae Park, Jill Haley, Joanna Cobley, Kristin D. Hussey, Eric J. Dorfman, and Ken Arnold

Yunci Cai. Staging Indigenous Heritage: Instrumentalisation, Brokerage, and Representation in Malaysia. New York: Routledge, 2021

Sang-hoon Jang. A Representation of Nationhood in the Museum. New York: Routledge, 2020

Claire Dumortier and Patrick Habets (eds.). Porcelain Pugs: A Passion, The T. & T. Collection. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2020

Stephen B. Heard. Charles Darwin’s Barnacle and David Bowie’s Spider: How Scientific Names Celebrate Adventurers, Heroes, and Even a Few Scoundrels. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2020

Anna Woodham, Alison Hess, and Rhianedd Smith (eds.). Exploring Emotion, Care, and Enthusiasm in “Unloved” Museum Collections. Leeds: Arc Humanities Press, 2020

Michael John Gorman. Idea Colliders: The Future of Science Museums. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2020

Peter Bjerregaard (ed.). Exhibitions as Research: Experimental Methods in Museums. New York: Routledge, 2020

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Larisa Carranza

argues that many of these immigration brokers are migrants themselves, or have a migrant background, and use the brokerage opportunity to refashion their social and economic status that immigration policies otherwise restrict through perpetual legal

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Brian Callan and Giovanni A. Travaglino

McKeever from the University of Glasgow. This article examines the concept of “brokerage,” which creates opportunities for minor groups to play a crucial role in mobilization. Taking the case of the Scottish independence movement, McKeever shows how under

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Violence, Social Movements, and Black Freedom Struggles

Ten Theses toward a Research Agenda for Scholars of Contention Today

AK Thompson

enter into a relationship of brokerage and negotiate terms with the French. Similarly, W. E. B. Du Bois's (1992) analysis of the general strike during the Civil War—which included the reallocation of formerly enslaved labor to the Union side and served

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Steve Kwok-Leung Chan

Thailand by brokers. Those who cannot afford the brokerage fee are sold to Thai captains of fishing boats or the fishing companies, who are supposed to compensate them for their debt with wages for several months to years. 13 In reality, they are paid very

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Paul Robert Gilbert

roadshows, was Ijaz. 2 A British Bangladeshi who emphasized that he was “actually from London,” Ijaz split his time between Dhaka and London for periods of three to four weeks at a time. He had set up a brokerage house and financial analysis firm in Dhaka