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Rethinking the Nation at the Periphery

Laird Boswell

Eugen Weber's Peasants into Frenchmen has had an enduring impact on historians of European nationalism. This article situates Weber's influence on the field of nationalism and focuses on regions that played a crucial role in his analysis: peripheries. Peripheries are central to historians studying the construction of the French nation and the forging of contemporary European identity. Scholars have moved beyond Weber by developing a dynamic model of the relationship between center and periphery, and they have paid close attention to the relationship between regional and national identities. While the field of nationalism has evolved substantially since Weber's time, the questions he posed over thirty years ago still lie at the center of scholarly concerns.

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Theory from the Peripheries

What Can the Anthropology of Postsocialism Offer to European Anthropology?

Ognjen Kojanić

elaborating ‘theory from the peripheries’ in the anthropology of Europe (cf. Comaroff and Comaroff 2012 ; Siniscalchi 2015 ). The premise is that different locales are unevenly caught up in global political-economic processes and that there is value in

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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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Re-considering internationalisation from the periphery

Introduction to the two linked articles

Sintayehu Kassaye Alemu, Mei Qu, Zulfa Sakhiyya, Sonja Trifuljesko, and On Hee Choi

(Ivancheva and Syndicus 2019; Marginson 2016; Rhoades et al. 2019). These two articles take a different perspective. They look at internationalisation from two kinds of peripheries and consider the strategies that peripheralised countries and people are using

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Conceptual Universalization and the Role of the Peripheries

Stefan Nygård and Johan Strang

The purpose of this article is to explore the logic of conceptual universalization from the perspective of the European peripheries. We tentatively combine a discussion of the way in which intellectuals claim universal validity and applicability for

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Road to the Periphery

An Account of Border-Making through Infrastructure

Sherin Ajin

), Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts ( New York : Grove Press ). Bhattacharya , R. and N. Deka ( 2021 ), ‘ Roads Matter at the Periphery: India's PostLiberalization Road Projects in the Northeast ’, Journal of Social and Economic

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The Agency of the Periphery

Changes in Local Comics through Flows of Francophone Bandes dessinées to Sweden, 1950–2020

Ylva Lindberg

Swedish position is presented as an example that is located on the periphery of the comic art field. Sweden can thus be seen to be struggling to become an autonomous space on an equal footing with other central spaces for comic art, such as France and

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The Use of ‘Frontier’ and ‘Periphery’ as Symbolic Capital in the Political Campaign to Determine Israel's Settlement Map

The Case of Biranit

Anat Kidron and Udi Carmi

relations in Israel's early years. It also illustrates the pragmatic (and sometimes flexible) uses of foundational Zionist themes of ‘frontier’ and ‘periphery’ as symbolic capital in the power struggle between state and Zionist institutions in the nascent

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Peripheries within the higher education centres

Internationalisation experiences in Finland and UK

Sonja Trifuljesko and On Hee Choi

While the three cases in the previous article elucidated peripheries in the Global South, analysing three countries’ top-down efforts to regain their own agencies in contemporary global higher education institutions, this article focuses on the

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Gender Gaps in the Center versus the Periphery

Evidence from the Israeli Elections

Nir Atmor and Chen Friedberg

's periphery do not. Israel thus provides evidence for the developmental theory of gender realignment proposed by Inglehart and Norris (2000 , 2003 ), who suggest that the transformation of sex roles in post-industrial societies (i.e., the structural and