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Fatima Zahra Bessedik

At home. But the soul finds its own home if it has a home at all. —Marilynne Robinson, Home In Marilynne Robinson’s Home (2008), Jack, the principal character of the story, goes back to his dwelling place after twenty years of

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Laurie Kain Hart

properties, enabling a state-controlled ‘primitive accumulation’ (Marx) of land and dwellings that could be distributed to new ‘co-ethnic’ immigrants ( J.R. 1944: 579, 584, 585 ). As Greece colonized its borders with vulnerable clients from Asia Minor, the

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Emplacing Smells

Spatialities and Materialities of ‘Gypsiness’

Andreea Racleș and Ana Ivasiuc

), neglecting other sensorial modes of construction and their effects on identity constructions. Similarly, the materiality through which such constructions are (re)produced, in particular through the legibility of the dwelling place and the ţigănie or camp as

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Sara Bonfanti, Shuhua Chen, and Aurora Massa

dwelling place that provides a safe base for the intrinsic frailty of being human, its lived experience reveals the continuous interplay of risks and anchorages, in material, symbolic and relational terms. “Home” as an analytical term has a debated

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New Horizons for Sustainable Architecture

Hydro-Logical Design for the Ecologically Responsive City

Brook Muller

buildings reasserts the primacy of the watershed as our practical horizon . In other words, to focus attention on the hydrological functionality of our shared dwelling place may allow for adjustment in what Paul Ricoeur would call our “horizon of

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Ben Page, Olga R. Gulina, Doğuş Şimşek, Caress Schenk, and Vidya Venkat

MIGRANT HOUSING: Architecture, Dwelling, Migration Mirjana Lozanovska. 2019. Abingdon: Routledge. 242 pages. ISBN 9781138574090 (Hardback). Migrants who can are driven to build; those who cannot are dreaming about it. Or as Mirjana

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(Dis)Connected Rail

Infrastructural Suspension and Phatic Politics in Romania

Adrian Deoancă

to moments of indefinite suspension wherein the generative and degenerative potentials of material structures are laid bare. 6 Dwelling on suspension can provide valuable insights into practices of remediation and political affects that enable

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Eliseu Carbonell, Laurent Sébastien Fournier, Lara Houston, Maarja Kaaristo, Agnieszka Pasieka, and Markéta Slavková

. Lara Houston University of Sussex Anu Lounela, Eeva Berglund and Timo Kallinen (eds) (2019) Dwelling in Political Landscapes: Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives. Studia Fennica Anthropologica 4 (Helsinki: The Finnish Literature

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A “Capital of Hope and Disappointments”

North African Families in Marseille Shantytowns and Social Housing

Dustin Alan Harris

This article traces the history of specialized social housing for North African families living in shantytowns in Marseille from the early 1950s to the mid-1970s. During the Algerian War, social housing assistance formed part of a welfare network that exclusively sought to “integrate” Algerian migrants into French society. Through shantytown clearance and rehousing initiatives, government officials and social service providers encouraged shantytown-dwelling Algerian families to adopt the customs of France’s majority White population. Following the Algerian War, France moved away from delivering Algerian-focused welfare and instead developed an expanded immigrant welfare network. Despite this shift, some officials and social service providers remained fixated on the presence and ethno-racial differences of Algerians and other North Africans in Marseille’s shantytowns. Into the mid-1970s, this fixation shaped local social assistance and produced discord between the promise and implementation of specialized social housing that hindered shantytown-dwelling North African families’ incorporation into French society.

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The house unbuilt

Actor‐networks, social agency and the ethnography of a residence in south‐western Uganda

Richard Vokes

Anthropological theory has always shown a particular fascination for the subject of the house. However, Latour's work offers a significant challenge for previous theorising in this area. Latour challenges the very idea of what a house is, and encourages us to see ‘the house’ as not a coherent form at all, so much as a multitude of (more or less stable) assemblages. He also forces us to re‐examine the relationship between constructed dwellings and the social, encouraging us to see the former as having particular forms of agency within the latter. This article examines these ideas in relation to the ethnography of one particular house in rural south‐western Uganda.