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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Dislocating contested space
Resource competition, cultural technologies and migrant space in Milan’s Chinatown
Creating Spaces of Music Asylum in Ethnically Divided Contexts
Young People's Accounts from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sri Lanka
Gillian Howell and Solveig Korum
this question through analysis of empirical data from music activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sri Lanka. We argue that key approaches to the music activities play a critical role in changing the participants’ experience of the space and that
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
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
A mutable space
Identity in the ruins of a polyethnic town camp, Outback Australia
As that which troubles simplistic binaries, ruins provide an entry point for scholars to conceptualize time, space, and identity as multiple, fragmented, and mutable. Th is article contributes to these studies by interrogating Australian settler-colonial time-space narratives (chronotopes) of White dominance through engagement with counter-narratives of mutable materialities and identities. Through ethnography of a commemorative event in a rural Australian town, I show how peoples of mixed Aboriginal and Asian descent negotiated racialized ruins to reassert narrative agency. I argue narratives of identity—when reremembered through spatial understandings of multiple community membership, re-lived through embodied experiences, and re-collected through affective engagement with ruins—create a mutable space to disrupt settler-colonial chronotopes, revealing narratives of hybrid, polyethnic, and polyracial belongings in Australia.
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.
What Does Space Do? In recent years, it has become commonplace to argue that space is an important topic in the humanities and social sciences. 1 But how has this affected the discipline of history? Historical scholarship, it hardly needs to
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Subjectification in Pilgrimage to the Iran-Iraq War Battlefields in Contemporary Iran
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
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
Technological Mediation, Oceanic Imaginaries, and Future Depths
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