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Experiencing Graduated Intimacies during Lockdown (Fengcheng)

A Reflexive and Comparative Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Urban China

Junjie Chen

precious resources during the pandemic, I propose that class distinctions have effectively reconfigured the ways in which the lockdown conditioned local citizens’ daily experiences, producing what I would call ‘graduated intimacies’. Documenting local

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European Bodies?

Class and Gender Dynamics among EU Civil Servants in Brussels

Paweł Lewicki

Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork between 2007 and 2011 in Brussels, this article shows how visual markers, class distinctions and classification of gender performances come together to create a ‘Euroclass’ among European civil servants. These markings, distinctions and classifications are denoted on bodily hexis and body performance and evoke stereotypes and essentialised representations of national cultures. However, after the enlargements of the EU in 2004 and 2007 they also reveal a postcolonial and imperial dynamic that perpetuates the division into ‘old’ and ‘new’ Europe and enables people from old member states to emerge as a different class that holds its cultural power firm in a dense political environment permeated by networks.

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Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower

(like Australianisms subtly reflecting class distinctions), characterization, and revelatory power. Consider Keith's heart-wrenching quote from chapter 7: “ You know, I didn't totally realize what it was to be gay. I mean it's a bastard of a life. If

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European Bodies

Who Embodies europe? Explorations into the Construction of european Bodies

Anika Keinz and Paweł Lewicki

the ‘european body’ and the effects this body has on the cultural spaces and places it inhabits. These lines of inquiry run along habitus performances, subjectivisations, racialisations, class distinctions, gender normalisations and, particularly, the

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Beyond Colonial Tropes

Two Productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Palestine

Samer Al-Saber

dramaturgy studies. He recalled that the production took on an ethnic dimension and emphasized class distinctions by casting Middle Easterners as the Mechanicals. His own dramaturgical choices likewise highlighted class divisions among the characters

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Getting It on Its Feet

Exploring the Politics and Process of Shakespeare outside the Traditional Classroom

Karl Falconer

date does not prove that the problems associated with it no longer exist. For some, the rigidity of systems such as formal education points to their role in ‘establishing and maintaining class distinction’. 20 Education has a significant part to play

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Overlapping Time and Place

Early Modern England’s Girlhood Discourse and Indigenous Girlhood in the Dominion of Canada (1684-1860)

Haidee Smith Lefebvre

civilization coincided with the decline of the fur trade society. The arrival of British women intensified racial prejudice toward Indigenous and mixed-blood young women. In some places, genteel white wives became status symbols that augmented class

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Sharing Images, Spoiling Meanings?

Class, Gender, and Ethics in Visual Research with Girls

Janet Fink and Helen Lomax

and young women, in particular, are marked as “inferior within the hierarchies of taste and class distinction” ( Back 2007: 89 ). Here lies the second strand in our ethical dilemma; it is focused on the implications of publishing photographs taken of

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Dearly Departed

Communicating with the Dead in the Digital Age

Jennifer Huberman

that they mould collective memory” (ibid.: 10). She proposes that obituaries both reflect and reproduce class distinctions. By analyzing variations within the genre, she raises key questions about those whom societies remember and how 5 This obituary

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Fashioning Masculinities through Migration

Narratives of Romanian Construction Workers in London

Alexandra Urdea

“English” are a homogeneous group, and they remain impervious to class distinctions within the host society. For the low- and mid-skilled migrants, class is experienced in terms of ethnicity, whereby different ethnic groups occupy different positions and