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A Social Negotiation of Hope

Male West African Youth, ‘Waithood’ and the Pursuit of Social Becoming through Football

Christian Ungruhe and James Esson

football migration serves as a social negotiation of hope, a shared new and promising way of making it in times of (perceived) widespread poverty, misery, and notions of futurelessness. Although players’ sporting entrepreneurship comes at the cost of

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Amira Schiff

Official negotiations between parties in ethno-national conflicts too often result in a deadlock. In such cases, the initial consent of opposing parties to sit together at the negotiating table is considered, retrospectively, to be merely a technical and ultimately futile achievement. The numerous failures of negotiations in such conflicts highlight the importance of studying the relationship between the prenegotiation process, which initially brings the parties to the negotiating table, and the results of subsequent formal negotiations, especially in view of the basic premise of the conflict resolution field's 'process school', that is, that effective execution of prenegotiation functions is critical for successful negotiations. This article examines the prenegotiation phase in two recent cases: the dispute over Cyprus in 2004 and the 'Annapolis process' of 2007-2008.

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Negotiations of Identity and Belonging

Beyond the Ordinary Obviousness of Tween Girls' Everyday Practices

Fiona MacDonald

Tween is a commonly used consumer-media label for girls aged anywhere between 9 and 14 years. The girls' desire to belong in friendship and peer groups has been considered by feminist and cultural studies scholars through their consumption activities and their negotiations of young, feminine girlness. Yet there is limited scholarship that explores the significance of their everyday practices in their own local, social worlds. Drawing on the findings from my year-long ethnographic study in a Melbourne Primary School, I consider the meaning behind the ordinary obviousness of the girls' everyday practices. I reflect on the often complex meanings of the girls' practices as they pursue their desire to belong. As I discovered, there is significant knowledge to be gained from exploring the girls' everyday considerations and negotiations of belonging. This article draws on two key examples of my ethnographic study to highlight the significance in understanding the girls' everyday practices.

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John of Lancaster’s Negotiation with the Rebels in 2 Henry IV

Fifteenth-Century Northern England as Sixteenth-Century Ireland

Jane Yeang Chui Wong

attention: the negotiation in 2 Henry IV between the Northern rebels and the king’s representatives, Westmoreland and Prince John of Lancaster. At the meeting between the two parties, Westmoreland assures the Archbishop of York that the king has attended

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Sisyphean Struggles

Encounters and Interactions within Two US Public Housing Programs

Erika Gubrium, Sabina Dhakal, Laura Sylvester, and Aline Gubrium

despair and paralysis, limiting action. Thus, when welfare systems engage in shaming they are potentially counter-effective (Gubrium et al. 2014; Walker et al. 2013 ). We operationalize the concepts of rights, discretion, and negotiation in the service

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A Protracted Peacebuilding Process

Emile Badarin

its empirical application in the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The so-called Palestine Papers, which are a large collection of confidential documents from the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations’ record published by Al Jazeera (a Doha

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Building Dignity?

Tracing Rights, Discretion, and Negotiation within a Norwegian Labor Activation Program

Erika Gubrium, Leah Johnstone, and Ivar Lødemel

participants. Our aim is to explore how the presence of a labor activation ethos within social assistance shapes and changes the balance of rights, discretion, and negotiation that are available to and mark the interactions between service providers and program

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A Dignified Meal

Negotiated Spaces in India’s School Meal Program

Sony Pellissery, Sattwick Dey Biswas, and Biju Abraham

are exercised, how discretion is applied by service providers and service users, and how negotiations for increased quality take place among different actors in the program. In the Global South, where food security is a challenge, 1 providing school

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Male Migrants’ Attitudes to Homosexuality and What Age Has To Do with It

Katarzyna Wojnicka

investigate to what extent homophobia is still a significant part of men's narratives that shape the process of (self-) masculinity negotiations. This will be done by investigating narratives of male migrants living in Berlin, Munich, and Gothenburg who shared

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Olivera Simic

Sympathizing with the Enemy: Reconciliation, Transitional Justice, Negotiation by Nir Eisikovits