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Dislocating contested space

Resource competition, cultural technologies and migrant space in Milan’s Chinatown

Kevin Latham

This paper explores the need to understand the cultural aspects of the production of space and the use of communications technologies in the Chinatown area of Milan, Italy, centred on Via Paolo Sarpi just to the northeast of the city centre. I argue that although we can understand some aspects of this space and Chinese migrants’ production of it in terms of the history of Chinese, largely Wenzhounese, migration with its associated social and economic models and practices, in order to understand the dynamic negotiation of space in the restrictively controlled Via Paolo Sarpi we need also to incorporate the cultural use of contemporary communications technologies – smartphones in particular – into that understanding.

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Danielle Brady

Spaces of Protest The Australian environmental movement has its origins in 1960s wildlife conservation but has grown to encompass diverse concerns ranging from species extinction to climate change ( Lines 2006 ; Rootes 2015 ). The protest

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Kate Myers

than philological echoing through space and time’. 2 It preserves texts but as new creations, hatched into new afterlives but haunted by their origins. Literary transition is a defining feature in the work of both William Shakespeare and Angela Carter

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Brian Wemp

The Grands Magasins Dufayel, a huge department store built on the northern fringe of late nineteenth-century Paris, had an important cultural influence on the city's working class. In a neighborhood with few public spaces, it provided a consumer version of the public square. It encouraged workers to approach shopping as a social activity, just as the bourgeoisie did at the famous department stores in central Paris. Like the bourgeois stores, it helped transform consumption from a personal transaction between customer and merchant into an unmediated relationship between consumer and goods. Through advertising the store portrayed itself as a space where the working-class visitor could participate in new and exciting forms of entertainment and technology. Its unique instore cinema and exhibits of inventions like X-ray machines and the gramophone created a new kind of urban space that celebrated the close relationship between technology and consumer culture.

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“Welcome to Divinity College”

Subjectification in Pilgrimage to the Iran-Iraq War Battlefields in Contemporary Iran

Mahshid Zandi

assumed subjectivities of RN visitors to the Iran-Iraq War battlefields, this article shows why RN is envisioned by the Islamic Republic (IR) as a pedagogical means for subject-formation, and, moreover, how space and subjectivity are co-produced at the

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Tiffany Pollock

migration has demonstrated the fluidity of gendered subjectivities as particular ideals are maintained, contested, and reimagined across spaces ( Datta et al. 2009 ). Adina Batnitzky and colleagues (2009: 1280) found that migrant men in the United Kingdom

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Daring spaces

Creating multi-sensory learning environments

Sabine Krajewski and Matthew Khoury

into online learning, but it has also revealed many shortcomings because of the digital divide, unfulfilled expectations and obstacles impossible to prepare for. Dreaming of flexible physical learning spaces might be daring in times where virtual spaces

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(Un)seen Seas

Technological Mediation, Oceanic Imaginaries, and Future Depths

Stephanie Ratté

Remote ways of seeing and imagining the oceans—through technologies like geographic information systems, robotics, and artificial intelligence—are aiding an expansion of human influence over vast oceanic spaces. This article investigates how

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‘It's Like Waking Up in the Library’

How an International Student Dorm in Copenhagen Became a Closed Circuit during COVID-19

Brian McGahey

how the dorm, previously considered a domestic space only, has now emerged as a closed circuit that combines in a single space living, work and leisure activities. Due to the lack of physical, mental and temporal demarcations between spaces of work and

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Michael R. M. Ward and Thomas Thurnell-Read

. Defining Belonging and Boyhood According to Hernán Cuervo and Johanna Wyn (2017: 2), “the concept of belonging is often implicit but under-theorized in discussions of place, space and young people.” This international collection draws on interdisciplinary