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Michele Barker

What the Camera Sees or Feels Gilles Deleuze once reflected on the relationship of movement to the “new” sports—surfing, windsurfing, and hang gliding—and how they are less reliant on what he calls “points of leverage” (1995: 121). These newer

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Alejandro Miranda

brought focus to different forms of movement, flow, and networks. The mobilities literature encompasses a diverse range of approaches that have a common interest in the dynamic nature of social and cultural phenomena. Similar to the mobilities

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Making Lobsticks

Traveling Trails with Teetł’it Gwich’in

Jan Peter Laurens Loovers

Across the circumpolar boreal forests, one can find many trails and markers that demonstrate human and non-human movements on the land. This article investigates movement and traveling in the North of Canada as a way of being (see Aporta 2004

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The Incredible Edible Movement

People Power, Adaptation, and Challenges in Rennes (France) and Montreal (Canada)

Giulia Giacchè and Lya Porto

, there is a lack of literature on the widespread diffusion of a food provisioning initiative such as Incredible Edible. This article investigates the mechanism of diffusion and adaptation of this movement from its origins into widely diverse contexts. The

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Moving alike

Movement and human–nonhuman relationships among the Runa (Ecuadorian Amazon)

Francesca Mezzenzana

In this paper I suggest that an analysis of movement can offer a fresh perspective through which to look at human–nonhuman relationships in Amazonia and beyond. Focusing on some examples from my ethnographic work among the Runa of the Ecuadorian Amazon, I explore how movement constitutes an important means through which similarity with nonhumans is constituted in everyday practice. Movement, as a common quality that human and nonhumans share, enables the Runa to consider themselves as ‘alike’ nonhuman others. In particular, I will show how self‐movement, understood as the awareness of one's own movement, is a central way in which Runa women align themselves to a spirit entity known as a the Grandmother of Clay.

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Introduction

Movement, violence, and the making of home

Stef Jansen and Staffan Löfving

By giving an extensive literature review and presenting the central objectives of this theme section, this introductory article develops a programmatic call for a critical anthropology of 'home' in relation to violence and place. Challenging assumptions that territoriality, rootedness, and memories of violence are necessarily the primary determinants of identification among people on the move, it proposes conceptual tools to investigate how and when such discourses may provide or prohibit the making of 'home'. In particular, it draws attention to issues of political and economic transformation and the changing forms of violence and movement produced by them.

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Einat Bar-On Cohen

Training toward 'perfect timing' in karate entails deciphering small movements and interpreting them as signs of an opponent's decision to launch an attack. It includes the aptitude to perceive those signs and react to them before the attacker is aware of her own decision. It also depends on the ability of the body to perceive and move without recourse to cognition. This article considers the body in its own right as well as how it is involved in social construction. Following Sheet-Johnstone, the article contends that movement as it is performed is a tool of data collecting, sense making, and action. It attempts to show how movement organizes a social setting that enables intentionality and also opens up the possibility of violence obstructing that intentionality.

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Leonie Ansems de Vries

Michel Foucault's genealogy of the entry of life into politics provides an incisive account of the manner in which life came to be governed on the basis of its understood biological capacities and requirements. Foucault problematises biopolitics as a mode of governance through which life's potentialities are both produced and immobilised via the continuous (re)production of circulations, or the constitution of the milieu. The question is whether governance can be (dis)ordered such that this problem of biopolitical foreclosure is overcome. This problematique will be broached in this article by staging an encounter between Foucault's problematisation of biopolitical life and Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's biophilosophy, which offers the promise of an ontological movement to think political life anew. Engaging Deleuze and Guattari's concept of the milieu, the article explores whether a shift of focus to an understanding of political life in terms of its potentialities of mobile and relational becoming within a wider play of forces can offer a viable strategy to counter the problematic foreclosure of politics to which Foucault draws attention.

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Steven Lovatt

an index the stories’ opposition between movement and stasis, which is present as a tension throughout Edwards’ writing, and which operates simultaneously on multiple levels. Beginning with a brief descriptive survey of what makes the storyworlds

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Marian Simon-Rojo, Inés Morales Bernardos, and Jon Sanz Landaluze

movement, known as 15M or the Indignados movement ( Pastor 2011 ; Taibo 2013 ). This article will focus on the case of Madrid (Spain), a city of 3.1 million inhabitants, at the core of a metropolitan area that aspires to be a “global city” ( Sassen 1984