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Notions of Mobility in Argentina

A Discussion of the Circulation of Ideas and Their Local Uses and Meanings

Dhan Zunino Singh and Maximiliano Velázquez

The following critical review of notions of mobility in Argentina is motivated by the rapid spread of this globalized term and how it is being appropriated by transport scholars, policymakers, and technicians. Our concern as sociologists – now involved in cultural history and urban planning – and as members of the Argentinean University Transport Network, is the lack of a profound discussion that allows us to talk about a mobility turn.

We argue that the movement from transport to mobility tends to be a semantic change mostly because social sciences and humanities do not lead it, as experienced in other countries. Moreover, we believe that the particular way in which the notions of mobility spread in Argentina must be understood in the context of circulation and reception of ideas, experts, capital and goods, and re-visiting center–periphery debates.

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Icelandic Resource Landscapes and the State

Experiments in Energy, Capital, and Aluminium

James Maguire

volcanic landscapes (the production of thermal water for local use) to another (the production of electricity for aluminium smelting). This shift is not a mere technocratic state exercise of extracting more resources from the landscape, but indexes how the

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The “Mangle” of Human Practice

Museu do Amanhã’s Artistic Staging as a Socioscientific Narrative on Climate Change

Rodanthi Tzanelli

previously found only piles of garbage; the long-stretching areas for walking and cycling around it by the port, where locals used to be confronted only with chronic flooding and sewage; and artistic education in place of crime and empty grounds abandoned to

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Contested Greenspace Solidarities?

Asymmetric Valuation Compromises and Civic-Material Tensions in Copenhagen Allotment Gardens

Nicola C. Thomas and Anders Blok

urban development clashes with local use values. By contrast, drawing on pragmatic sociology allows us to show how allotment gardens are spaces where different social, green, and economic values are present at the same time and where critical tensions

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Living Through and Living On?

Participatory Humanitarian Architecture in the Jarahieh Refugee Settlement, Lebanon

Riccardo Luca Conti, Joana Dabaj, and Elisa Pascucci

market. Although the architects’ intervention introduced elements of technical novelty, such as the application of the wool to the walls, their value consisted primarily in their being embedded in local relations, due to their preexisting, varied local

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Reindeer Herders’ Communities of the Siberian Taiga in Changing Social Contexts

Konstantin Klokov

even the boundaries of a single Dayak village and its land (e.g., in looking at the villagers’ collection of forest products for local use in building, cooking, and medicine). ( Vayda 1983: 267–268 ) More than that, the methodology does not require

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Degrees of Permeability

Confinement, Power and Resistance in Freetown's Central Prison

Luisa T. Schneider

into his extraordinary power so that it might be recruited for local uses’ ( 1995: 196 ). By embodying the oppressive, corrupt force of the police officer and turning him into a ridiculed mascot of ‘everything that is wrong with the state’, PO turns

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Doing Personhood in Chinese Culture

The Desiring Individual, Moralist Self and Relational Person

Yunxiang Yan

-and-so’s care?’ This local use of duibuqi/duideqi can also be understood as a notion of moral accountability when it is examined as a particular ethical-psychological phenomenon. Linking this to their trait of being moralists, mentioned earlier, I am tempted

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Mega-Plantations in Southeast Asia

Landscapes of Displacement

Miles Kenney-Lazar and Noboru Ishikawa

holdings in the area meant there was little land left for local use. The contemporary effect of this plantation history can be seen today, where 265 plantations cover an area of more than 700,000 hectarms. Figure 3: Sumatra's plantation belt

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“Before the Storm”: Hurricane Katrina, the BP Oil Spill, and the Challenges to Racial Hierarchies in Rural Louisiana

Seumas Bates

et al. [2014 ]) was therefore impossible for most. When discussing the now ubiquitous mobile homes of the Parish, locals used the shorthand “—wide” to refer to the size of their trailers, such that a triple-wide trailer was a size larger than a double