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Notes around Hospitality as Inhabitation

Engaging with the Politics of Care and Refugees’ Dwelling Practices in the Italian Urban Context

Camillo Boano and Giovanna Astolfo

maintenance, of welcoming communities and communities of welcome, whether … composed of citizens, new refugees, or established refugees,” the article reflects on social realities of inhabitation that emerge from the overlapping, simultaneous, and incremental

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Per Bjorn Rekdal

The conference excursion has become an essential ingredient for any international conference, and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) general conference held in Rio de Janiero in August 2013 was no exception. The theme of the conference was Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change. Excursions to favelas (slum areas) were among several events offered. Visiting the Favela Museum with museum professionals from across the world provoked quite unexpected memories, as well as many questions about the creative uses of heritage as part of social change. The well-chosen Favela Museum certainly stirred unsettling memories for me.

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J. Donald Hughes

Henry David Thoreau remarked that he had traveled widely—in Concord, Massachusetts. An intentionally contradictory statement, it is nonetheless true if the landscape is composed of many interpenetrating biomes and cultural uses. Fields and forests, groves and gardens, towns and temples form the tesserae of a landscape mosaic embodying the interpenetration of culture and nature, and while such elements provide diversity, they can also, paradoxically, mold integrity. The integrity of nature, in the sense of the completeness of the ecosystem that is present in a place, invests that place with power and lays a claim on sentient beings. Mosaic landscapes have a higher degree of biological diversity than monocultures because they manifest ecotonality, and they are spiritual stimuli for the psyches of those who live within and travel through them. Maintaining the variety of elements within the mosaic, and preventing effacement by huge, land-altering projects where "culture" disregards nature, is a moral imperative. The arrangement of tesserae in a particular landscape mosaic must not be haphazard, but should make both cultural and natural sense, following the underlying geology, the paths of celestial events, and the places where myth and history have resonated, binding cultural meaning to the fabric of the land. Such a pattern leaves areas of varying habitats where biodiversity may flourish. In a future when humans will inhabit the Earth sustainably, the concept of the landscape mosaic may serve as an organizing principle.

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Novices in bureaucratic regimes

Learning to be a claimant in the United Kingdom

Michelle Obeid

entitlements? In this article, I draw on my research with new arrivals in London as a means of exploring how migrants come to inhabit bureaucratic categories. My focus is on the interactions within bureaucratic encounters that, apart from “revealing subtle

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Hannah Swee

In Far North Queensland (FNQ), a region in the northeast of Australia, cyclones occur annually as a season of weather. As a result of this frequency of cyclonic activity, the majority of the people who inhabit this region have experienced a cyclone

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Emplacing Smells

Spatialities and Materialities of ‘Gypsiness’

Andreea Racleș and Ana Ivasiuc

). Indeed, while we recognise the incommensurability of our research settings, we emphasise the connection between narratives relying on olfactory constructions through which, in both settings, the ‘Gypsy’ body and the space it inhabits is posited as

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Violence and Identification

Everyday Ethnic Identity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Torsten Kolind

in which people are experimenting with ways of inhabiting the world together. So, when people stressed ideals of tolerance and coexistence, but tended to attach such values to Muslimness; when people identified themselves as belonging to Stolac, but

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Receiving the Gift of Cognitive Disability

Recognizing Agency in the Limits of the Rational Subject

Patrick McKearney

people who inhabit the world in a different way. That is, they learn to see people with cognitive disabilities as surprising, eccentric and charismatic agents who can powerfully affect the ethical lives of others. I advance that this example forces

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Tricking Time, Overthrowing a Regime

Reining in the Future in the Yemeni Youth Revolution

Ross Porter

its flow, to rein the future into the present and actively inhabit ends in the present, that Change Square became a site of resilience, in spite of the fact that substantive change at the level of the regime was not forthcoming. The

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The Democracy of Everyday Life in Disaster

Holding Our Lives in Their Hands

Nancy L. Rosenblum

Neighbors inhabit a distinct social sphere. After we take account of organized political life, work, voluntary associations, social circles, friends, and family, there is this remainder. Its importance owes to the depth and intensity of interests