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The Transmission of Cultural Values via EFL Textbooks in China

Jingyi Li

balance different types of gender behavior in textbooks. One editor claimed that: I don’t think we consciously emphasized the traditional social gender role in textbooks. It is just “common sense” I suppose. It is like an invisible standard … this is not

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Molyneux's Problem in the Scottish Enlightenment

Charles Bradford Bow

–Scottish Treaty of Union, members of the Wise Club explicitly appealed to the “universal language” of Dalgarno's Ars Signorum (1661) in their development of common sense philosophy. As an intellectual disciple of Reid, Stewart associated the works of Dalgarno

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Echoes arising from two cases of the private administration of populations

African immigrants in twentieth-century Spain and Indians in nineteenth-century Ecuador

Andrés Guerrero

The article simultaneously explores three lines of reflection and analysis woven around the comparative reverberations (in space and time) between citizenship and the administration of populations (states of exception) in the Republic of Ecuador during the nineteenth century and the Kingdom of Spain in the twenty century. The first thread tries to answer the question whether it is possible for concepts generated in a country of the Global South to be used usefully in analyzing a different Northern reality, inverting the usual direction in the flows of transfer and importation of “theory.“ The second theme of comparative reverberation explores a network of concepts concerning the citizenship of common sense and the administration of populations, that is the “back-patio“ aspect of citizenship, particularly its historical formation in the domination of populations in the Republic of Ecuador during the nineteenth century. It is centered on the process of identification in the daily exchanges between interpares citizens and extrapares non-citizens. The last section involves testing concepts forged in the author's studies of Ecuadorian history for their utility in analyzing the current situation of modern sub-Saharan immigrants in Spain (using concrete examples), and their reclusion to the private sphere in spaces of exception and abandonment. Here, the article concentrates on the difference between the public administration of populations and the private administration of citizens. The article uses documentary material relating to nineteenth-century Ecuador and twentieth-century Spain and Senegal.

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Concepts of Emotions in Indian Languages

Margrit Pernau

common sense interpretations of emotions or making way for different concepts, it would be psychologists who offer the correct definition of emotions, viewed as a stable object that is not influenced by the way it is interpreted: “The speakers of English

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Conjunctures, crises, and cultures

Valuing Stuart Hall

John Clarke

This article explores the significance of the work of Stuart Hall for social and political anthropology. It identifies the concern with concrete conjunctural analysis, the continuing attention to the problem of hegemony, and the centrality of a politics of articulation in theory and practice as core features of Hall's work. The article also touches on his complex relationship with theory and theorizing while grounding his work in a series of political and ethical commitments within and beyond the university.

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The University as a Bombed Town

Peter Vale

Higher education reform has a particular character in the United Kingdom as Stefan Collini points out in his book, What are universities for? Margaret Thatcher's assault on social institutions put the university, as an institution for the common good, under particular economic pressure. As a result, British-oriented higher education systems world- the legacy of Empire - have suffered similar mounting pressures. This includes South Africa where the debate has been strongly influenced by the idea that university, in the name of democracy, should be more accountable and transparent. But, this purported shift towards openness masks the powerful hold of market-driven economics on the contemporary university and poses a threat to its immediate purpose and the long-term future of higher education.

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Property as a Fiduciary Relationship and the Extension of Economic Democracy

What Role for Unconditional Basic Income?

David Casassas and Jordi Mundó

conjunctures matter and contribute to shaping the common sense of an entire epoch. 1 Perhaps one of the most striking examples of this is that, over the last two centuries, property understood as an exclusive and unlimited domain became common sense. It was

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Isabelle Rivoal, Dimitra Kofti, and Arne Harms

wars are coming back lest we constantly keep them at bay. It is tempting to reverse the claim into ‘summer is coming’ to make the point about the actual threat which needs to be addressed by the same shortsighted political powers. It has become common

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Managing paper trails after Windrush

Migration, documents and bureaucracy

Anna Tuckett

documentation (for case studies, see Gentleman 2019 ). In this case, as well as in common-sense thought more generally, documents and paperwork are understood to hold the ‘truth’. Uncover it and their holder's rightful status will be triumphantly revealed. As

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The Gift of The Nation

Marcel Mauss and the Intersocial Turn of Sociology

Francesco Callegaro

, stands out as an ideal starting point for questioning the modernist common sense of mainstream sociology epitomised by the charge of methodological nationalism; it enables us to rethink both the object and the objectives of the social sciences taken as a