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Transformation and Continuity in Urban Space

The Smartphone as a Companion to Digital Teaching and Learning Processes in Extracurricular Learning Settings

Julian Zimmermann, Julian Happes, and Nadja Bergis

Three out of four people in Europe today live in cities. 1 While the topography of urban space determines the everyday lives of most European learners, it is also witnessing profound historical changes that allow us to question the ways in which

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Blood and the City

Animal Representations and Urban (Dis)orders during the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ in Istanbul and Khartoum

Alice Franck, Jean Gardin, and Olivier Givre

political levels, comparative fieldwork highlights significant differences concerning the stakes, perceptions and concrete practices of the ritual in the urban space. More widely, we question what appears as a gap between a sacrificial imaginary encapsulated

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Emotional Encounters and Young Feminine Choreographies in the Helsinki Metro

Heta Mulari

as, perhaps most importantly, a stage for different kinds of encounters that rebuild urban hierarchies (see Ahmed 2000 , 2004 ). Metro cars and stations are everyday urban spaces in which people, following agreed norms of interaction, meet up and

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When One Becomes Two

Man–Machine Hybridization in Urban Cyclists with Broken Bikes

Lou Therese Brandner

to mind Donna Haraway's cyborgs, 4 human–technology entities navigating urban space, creating new forms of subjectivity. Considering these findings and drawing on literature on human–machine hybridity, I wanted to analyze further the ways in which

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Urban Population Identities and Symbolic Value

Cities in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

Natalia K. Danilova, Irena S. Khokholova, Kiunnei A. Pestereva, Alena G. Tomaska, and Alina P. Vasileva

urban space influencing the formation of various aspects of the identity of populations in the northern of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). The revival of the socio-anthropological study of cities is associated with the expansion of the subject field of

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Hospitality as Diplomacy in Post-Cosmopolitan Urban Spaces

Dervish Lodges and Sofra-Diplomacy in Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina

David Henig

everyday diplomacy in the post-cosmopolitan urban space. Re-scaling Diplomatic Sites If diplomacy refers to the forms and processes of mediated exchange between polities ( Neumann 2013: 7 ), an ethnography of everyday diplomacy would extend and

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Downgraded by Upgrading

Small-scale Traders, Urban Transformation and Spatial Reconfiguration in Post-reform Vietnam

Kirsten W. Endres

This article examines some of the ruptures and contestations that have emerged in the context of urban restructuring and market redevelopment policies in Hanoi, Vietnam. Public markets have become sites of contestation and struggle over the commoditization and use of public urban space: large plots of state-owned real estate in the inner city are handed over to private investment companies for development, in the process of which small-scale traders are losing their means of economic survival in the marketplace. These forms of accumulation by dispossession likewise reflect processes of social and spatial reconfiguration that exclude the urban poor and other 'uncivilized' subjects from public visibility by creating up-scaled spaces of lifestyle and consumption for the newly emerging classes of high-end consumers. Such processes of dispossession are gendered and impact on different kinds of traders in different ways.

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Interstitial urban spaces

Housing strategies and the use of the city by homeless asylum seekers and refugees in Trento, Italy

Giuliana Sanò, Giulia Storato, and Francesco Della Puppa

This contribution presents the results of an ethnographic research, conducted in the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy), which investigated the living conditions of refugees and asylum seekers outside the reception system and explored the heterogeneous and fragmented world of pathways they undertake in search of work and accommodation. From the point of view of housing, the investigation has shown how individuals put in place different kind of tactics and strategies. Generally, among these, informal settlements seemed to be the most common solution. However, what we focus on relates to both the effects produced on migrants’ everyday life by the environments and the material conditions of these settlements and the forms of re‐appropriation of the spaces exercised by the individuals. For instance, this is the case of ‘Le Albere’: a residential and commercial area designed by a famous architect which has become the ‘home’ of many refugees excluded by the reception system. How does this place affect migrants’ everyday lives? Why do they prefer to live in this area? How does their presence re‐shape such space? These are the main questions that this contribution aims to answer.

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Occupied Territory at the Interstices of the Sacred

Between Capital and Community

Paul-François Tremlett

In the autumn of 2011 and the spring of 2012, the Occupy London protests, informed by the ideal of a moral, territorially defined community, caught the imagination of British and global publics. For a short while, this moral imaginary was mobilized to contest some of the most glaring contradictions of the neo-liberal city. I argue that the Occupy protests in London registered a sense of public outrage at the violation of certain 'sacred' norms associated with what it means to live with others. More concretely, I contend that Occupy London was an experiment initiated to open out questions of community, morality, and politics and to consider how these notions might be put to work. These questions were not merely articulated intellectually among expert interlocutors. They were lived out through the spatially and temporally embodied occupation of urban space.

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The war on indeterminacy

Rethinking Soviet urban legacy in Mariupol, 2014–2022

Anna Balazs

-evaluations animated official and everyday practices directed toward Soviet-planned and Soviet-built urban spaces? Drawing on the concept of indeterminacy ( Alexander and Sanchez 2019 ), the present article describes the period between the end of the Soviet Union and