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Hydrologic Habitus

Wells, Watering Practices, and Water Supply Infrastructure

Brock Ternes and Brian Donovan

, and the findings show PEB research could be strengthened by stronger consideration of how water infrastructure connects with individuals’ social position to cultivate (what we term) a “hydrologic habitus.” The article proceeds by discussing studies of

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Fleshing Out an Ecological Habitus: Field and Capitals of Radical Environmental Movements

Jeff Kirby

. Throughout I will make continual reference to the concept of ecological habitus , which is a term used by a number of academics to conceptualize and describe these distinct lifeworlds. To begin I need to comment on Pierre Bourdieu’s classic understanding of

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Linking Ideology, Habitus and Landscape

Traditional and Contemporary Uses of Gardens and Parks in Iran

Nasim Yazdani

For centuries, nature has played significant roles in the Persianate world. Across generations and beyond national borders, Persian gardens and parks have carried traces of narratives, beliefs and attitudes of those who designed, built and used them. This article explores Persian garden history and philosophy, and the emergence of urban parks in Iran. It examines the evolution of cultural attitudes and their reflections in contemporary meanings, layout and use of parks. Landscape narratives both influence and are shaped by shifting cultural values and needs. Urbanisation – and the necessity for urban dwellers to experience ‘nature’ in new environments, sociocultural factors and habitus transformation contribute to the diminution of the role of ‘traditional’ narratives in contemporary design. Nevertheless, the importance of spaces of stillness in landscape design, inherited from Persian garden ideology, influences recreational behaviour in Iran’s contemporary urban parks.

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Reading neoliberalism at the university

Boone W. Shear and Angelina I. Zontine

Ongoing transformations of the university - from changing working conditions to issues of affordability and access, increasing 'accountability' measures and commodification of academic production - are increasingly referred to as university corporatisation and are unfolding within and concomitant to neoliberal globalisation. In this paper we outline some of these processes as they are occurring at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and explore the limitations and possibilities of a critical response mounted by a number of students and faculty in the Department of Anthropology. Drawing on ethnographic data and interviews with group participants, as well as our own experiences with the group, we describe and assess this project as a means to investigate and respond to neoliberal governance. Through this analysis we problematise conventional discourses and imaginings of university corporatisation and neoliberalism and explore the sometimes contradictory subject positions that complicate our efforts to respond critically to university corporatisation.

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Problems Don't Care about Disciplinary Boundaries

Regina F. Bendix

, least of all to reflect on their own habitus. Yet precisely such reflection is necessary to forestall the worst clashes, and to understand that they are generally interdisciplinary and not interpersonal. Kilian Bizer, Dorothy Noyes and I built on the

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Exposed Intimacies

Clinicians on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ellen Block

essential to clinical encounters, and challenge health-care providers’ ability to provide compassionate care to already isolated patients. 1 Pierre Bourdieu's (1977) notion of habitus is a key to understanding the embodied experiences of clinicians and

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Nma nwoke (“Man's Beauty”)

Masculinity and Boys’ Disengagement from Schools in Anambra State, Nigeria

Chidi Ezegwu

., 2011 ; Gershberg et al. 2016; Ezegwu 2020 ; UNESCO 2000 ). This article draws on Bourdieu's (1977) concept of habitus and two qualitative studies that examined the influence of societal notions of masculinity on boys dropping out of school in

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I Alien

Crises of Presence and the Habitus of Migrancy

João Pina-Cabral

in the world (see Ferrari 2012 ). They constitute a “subjective alienation [that is] a reflex of objective alienation” ( de Martino [1961] 2005: 321 ) and affect one's personal ontogeny (see Toren 2012 ), yielding what may be called a ‘habitus of

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The Charism of the Christian Left

Dissidence as Habit in a Time of Bi-polar Theopolitics

Neena Mahadev

Christian left is best captured ethnographically, through life histories and through an exploration of the habits, habitus , and embodiments of grace, among those in whom it inheres. With this in view, I build upon Pitt-Rivers’ formulation that animates

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When One Becomes Two

Man–Machine Hybridization in Urban Cyclists with Broken Bikes

Lou Therese Brandner

practice of embodiment. 37 Contrasting this phenomenon with an environment made for bikes , in the Netherlands, cycling as a means of everyday transportation is part of the “national habitus.” 38 It transcends factors such as socioeconomic backgrounds