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Rethinking Children's Independent Mobility

Revealing Cultures of Children's Agentic and Imaginative Mobilities through Emil and the Detectives

Lesley Murray

The concept of “children's independent mobility,” which originates in a study carried out between 1971 and 1990, underpins much of the research on children's mobilities. The study used particular criteria, based on parental determination of children's abilities and freedoms, to construct a notion of independence. This article contributes to previous work challenging the assumptions underlying this conceptualization of independence and suggests a rethinking of children's mobilities to more firmly incorporate children's agency and imagination. It does so first by critically reviewing existing scholarship and second by engaging with an example of a fictional story, Emil and the Detectives, which itself sets out to privilege both of these key aspects of children's mobilities.

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Rosemary Wakeman

This article examines independent cinematic images of the Paris banlieue from the late 1990s to the present. Independent commercial and television films, documentaries, and amateur movies provide evidence of the changing representation of the Paris suburbs, and the shift from a spectacularized landscape of brutality to a more nuanced rendering of suburban life. It treats independent cinematic readings of the banlieue as related to the romanticized and touristic portrayal of central Paris.

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Frédéric Viguier

insignificant outcome—she would also be independent and would not have to respond to male managers. But she also knew that admission into medical school in France after the first year of college is extremely competitive. She will need perfect grades in

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Ruy Llera Blanes and Abel Paxe

In this article we chart the histories and political translations of atheist cultures in Angola. We explore the specific translations of atheist ideologies into practical actions that occurred in the post-independence period in the 1970s–1980s and perform an ethnographic exploration of their legacies in contemporary Angola. We also debate the problem of atheism as an anthropological concept, examining the interfaces between ideology, political agency, and social praxis. We suggest that atheism is inherently a politically biased concept, a product of the local histories and intellectual traditions that shape it.

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Elisa Camiscioli

In her 1938 essay Three Guineas, Virginia Woolf questioned the meaning of patriotism and national belonging for British women who, because of their gender, were denied equal access to education, property, the professions, and the political world. As the growing possibility of war amplified the calls for national unity, Woolf suggested that such patriotic sentiment was illogical for women, as they played no role in the public life of the nation.

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DIY, im Eigenverlag

East German Tamizdat LPs

Seth Howes

state-owned veb Deutsche Schallplatten, and unsatisfied with continuing to distribute their music via the tape-trading circuit, the two bands smuggled their recordings out of the gdr and to the West. There, an independent label could release the

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Colonising ‘Free’ Will

A Critique of Political Decolonisation in Ghana

Bernard Forjwuor

the colonial seeks to subversively reassert its control. As argued by Nkrumah, ‘A state can be said to be a neo-colonialist or client state if it is independent de jure and dependent de facto. It is a state where political power lies in the

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Not Just a Phase

Queer Girlhood and Coming of Age on Screen

Whitney Monaghan

temporary deviations from a linear path toward heteronormative adulthood ( Monaghan 2016b ). A sample of four independent queer feature films produced in the United States from 2010 onwards rejects these dominant modes of representation to produce nuanced

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Public Evaluation of Society in China

The Social Quality Approach

Ren Liying and Zou Yuchin

without. All subjective indicators matter to people's evaluation of society. The results from the Shapley decomposition are also reported in Table 3 . Shapley values are percentages of R-squared that show contributions of each independent variable or

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Where to from Here?

Emerging Conversations on Girls’ Literature and Girlhood

Dawn Sardella-Ayres and Ashley N. Reese

corpus of texts classified as girls’ literature, nor do they interrogate comprehensively the qualities that would make girls’ literature an independent genre. Instead, scholars allude to the texts in genre-like ways, yet without explicitly articulating a