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Embedded Social Science and the British Government COVID-19 Response

An Ethnographic Study

Alex Tasker and Lucy C. Irvine

networks can play in bridging and brokering exchanges between groups. To address this core question, we offer a detailed ethnographic analysis of two social scientists embedded in the British government's COVID-19 response. Our analyses of these liminal

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(Dis-)Embedding Museums

On the Creation of New Urban Museumscapes in Hong Kong and Seoul

Birgit Mersmann

Driven by global economic and cultural competition, Asian megacities seek future-oriented local and global self-representation using cutting-edge museums of contemporary art. This article analyzes the embedding of two vanguard museum projects, the “Museum+” in Hong Kong, China, and the new Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea, into long-term urban planning strategies and concepts. In order to understand the intended purpose and process of how the new museums of contemporary art are devised as public spaces of cultural selfrepresentation and urban identity building, the study monitors the complete design process from the city government’s urban and institutional planning strategies over architectural design to the museum’s mission statement and collection strategy. By comparatively tracing the museum projects in Hong Kong and Seoul, the evidence shows that, although they share a common global cities agenda, their pathways of urban place-making and community-building vary greatly. These variations depend on the historical role and current geopolitical repositioning of each city.

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Improving student assessments of elections: The use of information literacy and a course-embedded librarian

Paula Booke and Todd J. Wiebe

the discipline-specific literature. In the LIS literature, this type of collaboration is referred to as a form of ‘embedded librarianship’ ( Butera, Gomes, and Kakar 2014 ; Daugherty and Russo 2013 ; Helms and Whitesell 2013 ; Knapp, Rowland, and

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Making a Community Embedded in Mobility

Refugees, Migrants, and Tourists in Dharamshala (India)

Natalia Bloch

This case study of Dharamshala (India), a community that emerged as an outcome of mobility just a few decades ago and is constantly fueled by refugees, migrants, and tourists, aims to challenge the conceptual boundary between a receiving society and mobile Others, and to pose questions about community making in the context of postcolonial mobility. The history of Dharamshala reflects both the legacy of colonialism and the modern processes of mobility in postcolonial Asia. The town’s highly fluid and heterogeneous community consists of people of different nationalities, ethnicities, religions, and castes from Tibet, Nepal, the Global North, and various Indian states. Most are seasonal migrants attracted by the success of Tibetans in turning this in fact refugee settlement into a popular tourist destination, while some have already settled there. Communities embedded in mobility—for which mobility is an everyday lived experience—reshape our thinking about adaptation processes and social coexistence.

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Forgetting Flooding? : Post-disaster Livelihood and Embedded Remembrance in Suburban Santa Fe, Argentina

Susann Baez Ullberg

spaces in which memories are embedded. Connerton’s loci are the street and the house, and he argues that remembering as a locus operates inexplicitly and culturally because “relationships to places are not lived exclusively or even mainly in contemplative

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When a crisis is embedded in another crisis

Sergio Eduardo Visacovsky and Diego Sebastián Zenobi

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Play a starring role in your textbook: A digital web platform with an embedded role-playing game

Laura Spielvogel and Christian Spielvogel

In this report, we introduce our digital e-textbook web platform with an integrated role-playing game, which has been created for 'introduction to anthropology' courses. We believe that textbooks have the potential to do more to motivate students' pursuit of learning if their material (topically organised chapters supported by leading theories, concepts and ideas in a discipline) is tied to an engaging role-playing narrative whereby students can access, analyse, critique and apply information as characters in a simulation. Thus, we have created a two-sided platform that allows students to flip between a macro context and a role-playing simulation. The macro context explores the challenges and rewards of fieldwork, the politics surrounding ethnographic representation and the contested theories of culture. These issues are typically covered in a print-based anthropology textbook but here they have additional digital features. These topics are then applied in a role-playing simulation, Marriage of Cultures, that allows each student anonymously to play a character in a three to four week, open-ended narrative structured around the imaginary wedding of a Japanese bride and her Italian-American groom.

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Rethinking Democratic Theories of Justice in the Economy after COVID-19

Louise Haagh

embedding in society. In this context, theories of democratic deepening, such as through formal extensions of procedural rights through bargaining processes ( O'Donnell 2001 ; Whitehead 2002 ; Haagh 2002 , 2012 ), also get us only part of the way. For

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A novel perspective on doctoral supervision

Interaction of time, academic work, institutional policies, and lifecourse

Søren Smedegaard Bengtsen and Lynn McAlpine

national quality assurance issues, university and faculty policies, and departmental practices. In other words, supervision is a collective practice ( McAlpine 2013 ) and an embedded pedagogy ( Bengtsen 2016 ). Collective practices change over time in light

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Four Dimensions of Societal Transformation

An Introduction to the Problematique of Ukraine

Zuzana Novakova

behind, resulting in anti-systemic sentiments and backslashes to democratic development. Asking how any developments are embedded in (or detached from) the (various segments of) society is a crucial question, because lack of attention to these results in