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Responsible Doubt and Embodied Conviction

The Infrastructure of British Equestrian Horse/Human ‘Partnership’

Rosie Jones McVey

suggests that the salient features of pipeworks, road networks or telephone wires are the ways in which these material systems configure interpersonal relations. This particular framing of infrastructure allows me to use the concept to reconsider the

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“Forging New Malay networks”

Imagining global halal markets

Johan Fischer

company. She is an example of a Malay middle-class entrepreneur with a global orientation, and represents a modern type of Malay diasporic group privileged by the Malaysian state. Jeti’s quotation also signals the ways in which networking takes place

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Humans, Plants, and Networks

A Critical Review

Laura Calvet-Mir and Matthieu Salpeteur

The social network approach is characterized by a specific focus on inter-individual relations and by a conceptual apparatus grounded in structuralist assumptions, in which systems are analyzed in terms of the structural relations among their

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Research Projects and Networks

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Research Projects and Networks

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Les journaux francophones au dix-neuviéme siécle

Entre enjeux locaux et perspective globale

Guillaume Pinson


This article discusses the circulation of francophone news, information, and literary content between Western Europe and North America in the nineteenth century. During this period, big metropolitan cities (Paris, Brussels, Montreal, New Orleans) were forming a dense media network. For the western Atlantic region, New York City and the Courrier des États-Unis (1828–1938) served as the hub of this network. Francophone readers on both sides of the Atlantic shared a large common corpus, including works such as Eugène Sue’s Mystères de Paris (1842–1843), which was distributed in North America by the literary supplement of the Courrier. By providing a general overview of this French-speaking network, this article invites scholars to explore how texts, and literature in particular, operated through an interlinked dynamic system of publication rather than as independent unconnected works.

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The Ecology of Images

Seeing and the Study of Religion

David Morgan

Opening with a review of leading accounts of the image as an object with agency, this article proposes to study religious images within the webs or networks that endow them with agency. The example of a well-known medieval reliquary serves to show how what I refer to as 'focal objects' participate in the creation of assemblages that engage human and non-human actors in the social construction of the sacred. Focal objects are nodal points that act as interfaces with the network, particularly with invisible agents within it. As participants in a network, images are like masks, offering access to what looks through the mask at viewers engaged in a complex of relations that constructs a visual field or the ecology of an image.

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Values-based territorial food networks

Qualifying sustainable and ethical transitions of alternative food networks

Rachel Reckinger

their redistribution of value through networks, enhancing “trust” between food producers and consumers and articulating novel forms of political association and market governance. Community-supported agriculture (CSA) and farmers’ markets make up the

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Liminal spaces, resources and networks

Facebook as a shaping force for students’ transitions into higher education

Sally Baker and Eve Stirling

), evident in such examples as wireless networking across the campus accessed via mobile devices, podcasting of lectures to iTunesU, online learning through Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) and using technologies to communicate and collaborate

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Sandra Häbel

norms abroad is via policy networks, which are webs of relationships between actors in one policy arena, in partner countries. This article explores why existing policy networks tend to undermine normative spillover between policy sectors and