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Katalin Solymosi

Using the concept that landscapes are ideas formed by viewers about their physical surroundings, this article examines visitors' landscape perceptions of two peripheral regions of Europe: Gyimes in the Romanian Eastern Carpathians, and Las Hurdes in the Northern Extremadura of Spain. Both are characterized by exceptional, historically-evolved cultural landscapes and a population that culturally or ethnically differs from the national mainstream surrounding them. Based on literature review, expert consultations, and a questionnaire survey conducted in the research areas, I conclude that due to historical developments, socio-economic settings, and ethnic differences, the outsiders' view of these landscapes can be strongly distorted. In the tourist, misinformation and wishful thinking create a “mental map” that does not represent reality. I also note that along with having a possible impact on inhabitants' landscape perception and their strong regional identity, the outsiders' view might influence policy decisions and therefore the general development of a region.

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Past, Present, and Future of Peripheral Mobilities in Portugal

The Portuguese Narrow-Gauge Railway System (1870s–2010s)

Hugo Silveira Pereira

in the hilly and/or peripheral regions of Portugal, were narrow-gauged (ranging between 900 and 1000 mm). 2 Narrow gauge was particularly useful in the northeastern districts of the country (Vila Real, Bragança, Viseu—see Maps 1 and 2 ), which

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Latin America

A challenging prospect for regionalism

Ernesto Vivares

post-pandemic LA may take, therefore, rest on historical and political-economic dynamics between the domestic and the international. With the global order and neoliberal regionalism in decline and fracture, the situation for peripheral regions like LA

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The Ingathering of the Jewish (Moroccan) Diaspora

Zionism and Global Hometown Awareness among Spanish-Moroccan Jews in Israel

Aviad Moreno

‘backward, peripheralregions of the Jewish diaspora. 2 As some national sociologists and historians in Israel would have it, Jews of Islamic countries who immigrated were expected to amalgamate, albeit not without hardships, into what they saw as the new

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Frida Hastrup and Marianne Elisabeth Lien

address the need to support the country's peripheral regions (as seen from Copenhagen) that experience depopulation, decreased primary production and loss of jobs (cf. Høst 2016 ). In 2015, the Danish government initiated a plan to transfer some 8

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Stefan Nygård and Johan Strang

, it is probably also wise to be cautious about an unreflective application of theories addressing colonial or racial dominance on intra-European conditions. In speaking of the European peripheral regions in the same breath as developing countries

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Terry-Ann Jones

internal colonialism is evident in both the cultural and socioeconomic contexts: “By tying the phenomena of cultural particularism and territorial autonomism to the economic disadvantage of ‘peripheralregions, the ‘internal colonialism’ approach promises

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Bernadette Andrea

, as Salman Rushdie puts it in his influential op-ed for The Times ( 1982: 8 ), these “intellectuals from the colonial or peripheral regions who wrote in an ‘imperial’ language” recalibrated the false universals of eurocentrism that propelled the

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Zhiding Hu and Victor Konrad

, the greater autonomy of Burmese borderland “states” contributed to borderlands interaction well before the border was opened. Yet, recent extension of federal authority to peripheral regions suggests that a new order of borderlands interaction may be

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Naomi J. Andrews, Simon Jackson, Jessica Wardhaugh, Shannon Fogg, Jessica Lynne Pearson, Elizabeth Campbell, Laura Levine Frader, Joshua Cole, Elizabeth A. Foster, and Owen White

evolving politics of citizenship under the Third Republic through a bold comparison of two peripheral regions: the Aude, in the southwest of European France (or “the metropole,” to use a term that by reducing European France to a unified bloc perhaps