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The promise and practice of service learning and engaged scholarship

Bonnie Urciuoli

Service learning and other engaged scholarship programmes ideally operate in an academic framework to enhance student understanding of citizenship and community engagement. In reality, given the constraints on institutional budgets, such programmes are likely to be underfunded and academically understaffed. Structured as choices on an institutional menu, programmes are routinely touted as transformative though what they transform may be indeterminate. The ways in which such programmes are presented encourage students to interpret transformation as personal experience, valued to the extent that students can do good in the world by acting as agents of progress, solving problems for people imagined to need their expertise, ideally in exotic settings as unlike students' routine lives as possible, while students develop skills and connections useful in their post-college careers. This construction of engaged scholarship readily lends itself to institutional promotional language but can undermine students' effective action in actual projects.

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Dreaming in green: Service learning, global engagement and the liberal arts at a North American university

Claire Cororaton and Richard Handler

This article documents and analyses the uneasy, if not contradictory, relationship between service learning and liberal arts thinking in an undergraduate programme in Global Development Studies (GDS) at a North American University. As an undergraduate, Cororaton participated in a service-learning project to build a greenhouse in Mongolia; at the same time, the curriculum of her major (GDS, a programme directed by Handler) was developing a critique of such service projects, focusing on their lack of political self-consciousness. The authors contextualise the story within the university's ongoing attempts to enhance its global profile.

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Discourses, Bodies, and Questions of Sharedness in Kenya's Wellness Communities

Sarah M. Hillewaert

closed eyes, hands in prayer; a mix of yoga practitioners on an impeccable beach, with donkeys strolling by. Karibuni! All are welcome. These promotional discourses present a shared outlook, shared practice, and shared language as the basis of this

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Noisy Lives, Noisy Bodies

Exploring the Sensorial Embodiment of Class

Camilla Hoffmann Merrild, Peter Vedsted, and Rikke Sand Andersen

classes are always compliant and acting in accordance with the messages of health promotion and illness prevention (see Merrild et al. 2016a for a discussion of practices of resistance towards the dominant health-promotion discourse). References

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Growing Old (Dis)gracefully

Spanish Masculinities and Contemporary Star-Celebrity Culture

Jacky Collins and Sarah Gilligan

autofiction of credible artistic substance, and permeate the promotional discourses at its film festival premieres. Film festivals as “pseudo-events” become a stage for celebrity looks to be self-consciously showcased as part of the “red carpet labor” tied

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The Algorithmics and Biopolitics of Race in Emerging Smart Border Practices and Technologies

Tamara Vukov

how both the notion of risk and specific mobility routes are racialized based on predictive analytics of “risky” visa types and countries of origin. As is evident in the promotional discourses of Deloitte and many other private and governmental

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Combustion, Hydraulic, and Other Forms of Masculinity

An Essay Exploring Dominant Values and Representations of the Driver in Driverless Technology

Sarah Redshaw

risk and danger is produced in promotional discourses, and the dynamics between promotional and regulatory discourses in turn creates a combative relationship to the authorities. The automotive industry and its advertising associates have long pitched