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‘Life Is Tight Here’

Displacement and Desire amongst Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan

Morgen A. Chalmiers

how such desire is articulated and negotiated in the context of displacement. The ethnographic narratives discussed here illustrate how reproductive subjectivities come to be shaped by women's desires and the precarity that characterises their material

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‘Refugees Are Welcome Here!’

How Public Opinion Got Ahead of Government in Summer 2015 and Stayed There

Maurice Wren

liberal media rationed their coverage of refugee matters. But in 2015 that all changed, and it changed significantly. When we said ‘Refugees Welcome Here’ and were met with the familiar government stonewall, we just turned up the volume until the message

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Where to from Here?

Emerging Conversations on Girls’ Literature and Girlhood

Dawn Sardella-Ayres and Ashley N. Reese

economic costs of such rebellion would be for a girl who does not, in some way, conform. Conclusion The texts we have discussed here and the ways in which they define girlhood and womanhood are not limited to their own time and place. There are continued

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“The Fourth Reich Is Here”

An Exploration of Populist Depictions of the European Union as a German Plot to Take Over Europe

Julian Pänke

defined as “social positions (as well as a socially recognized category of actors) that are constituted by ego and alter expectations regarding the purpose of an actor in an organized group.” 15 Populism is understood here as a thin ideology where

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‘Everybody's Always Here with Me!’

Pandemic Proximity and the Lockdown Family

Hannah McNeilly and Koreen M. Reece

‘The main impact is that everybody's always here with me! Including my ex-husband to be’, Jenny said with a wry chuckle. She was sitting on a grey sofa in her living room in central Scotland, though I could only see a corner of it via Skype. She

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What Am I Still Doing Here?

Travel, Travel Writing, and Old Age

Robin Jarvis

Wanderlust, unlike other lusts, does not diminish with age . ( Murphy 2015: vii ) What Am I Doing Here (1989) was the last book that Bruce Chatwin, widely credited with breathing new life into the moribund genre of travel writing with

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‘Which is the merchant here, and which the Jew?’

Alterity, Sameness and Irony in Venice

Anna Carleton Forrester

that in low simplicity / He lends out money gratis, and brings down / The rate of usance here with us in Venice’ (1.3.38–41). The confessional seems to anticipate the potentially fatal penalty Shylock proposes as an alternative to a high

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On the Verge of the Here and Now

Madness, Paranoia and Improvisation of the Present in Hemingway's ‘A Pursuit Race’

Klaudia Borkiewicz

function in perpetual instability; teetering on the verge of the here and now is not merely a matter of trying to regain stability between a sense of obligation and an individual's personal needs. Desperate attempts to reconcile the tensions, restore

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‘What is going on here?’ Gazing, Knowledge and the Body at a Pilgrimage Shrine

John Eade

generated by the gaze of the camera (see Sontag 1977 ; Freedberg 1989 ; Morgan 1999 , 2005 , 2012 , 2013 ; Urry 1990 ; Meyer 2008 , 2011 , 2012 ; Wolff 2012 ; Pink 2016 ). Four questions in particular will be addressed here: (a) how was

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Dante Alighieri Was Here

Place, Identities, Geographies and Histories in a Small Slovenian Town

Miha Kozorog

The article addresses the question of local identification, proposing that local identification in the contemporary world can be linked to locals' imagining 'their place' as inscribed within wider contexts outlined by symbols with supra-local references, whereby place-centric imaginary geographies emerge. Locals are active producers of symbols linking a place to such geographies. The author discusses the case of Dante Alighieri's alleged stay in the town of Tolmin in 1319, which failed as a possible symbol for inscribing the town into the imaginary geography of Western literature because in this part of Slovenia Dante was also associated with Italian fascism.