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A “Safe Space” to Debate Colonial Legacy

The University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Campaign to Return a Looted Benin Altarpiece to Nigeria

Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp and Chris Wingfield

,” has become a space “in which problematic categories of action and objects” associated with difficult colonial pasts “can safely be sequestrated” (2016: 59). Arguably, in this instance, the MAA offered a safe space in which the college's commitment to

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Evaluation of a Safe Spaces Program for Girls in Ethiopia

Annabel Erulkar and Girmay Medhin

resulted in an increasing number of initiatives developed to support girls, especially in poorer countries. Many of the programs for marginalized girls employ what are known as safe spaces—sometimes referred to as child friendly spaces—that are places in

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Safe and sound

Listening to Guns N’ Roses in the car

Simone Dennis

The idea that road safety could be secured using sound – particularly talkback radio and music – is fascinating. This paper explores Ford’s recent and unprecedented level of investment in car stereos in its 2018 models alongside the terrifying 2014 anti‐speeding commercial produced by the Northern Ireland Department of Environment (Road Safety). The commercial makes use of one musical track styled in two different ways to sonically represent safety and danger. Ford’s use of sound to create a feeling of safety for the driver, and the Department of Environment’s use of particular qualities of musical sound to craft ideals of safe and dangerous driving raise interesting questions: what is the relationship of sound to road safety? Why are specific qualities of sound related to safety and others to danger? I argue that conferral of safety (actual or fantastical) involves letting the dangerous world outside the car inside – even though we might think of safety as something we assure for ourselves by sealing out the external world, exercising control over it from our dashboards. I argue too that most explanations of why some qualities of sound assure safety obscure the workings of post‐Fordist regulation that is so ‘natural’ its power goes unnoticed.

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Safe milk and risky quinoa

The lottery and precarity of farming in Peru

Astrid B. Stensrud

into force in 2010. Safe milk money in the “lottery” of farming In Majes, many farmers earned a lot of money in the “red pepper ( ají paprika ) boom” that started in 2005 and lasted five years before the prices plummeted due to worldwide

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“For Girls to Feel Safe”

Community Engineering for Sexual Assault Prevention

Day Greenberg and Angela Calabrese Barton

dictate opportunities and obstacles ( NSF 2015 ). Intersectionality also calls for exploring empowerment and disempowerment across both physical and figured spaces—”even within allegedly safe spaces” (Collins 2009: 132). This is where intersectionality

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Violence makes safe in South African prisons

Prison gangs, violent acts, and victimization among inmates

Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard and Sasha Gear

That gangs have a prominent place in South African prison violence—like in many other geographical contexts—has become increasingly clear. Based on qualitative research among South African inmates and ex-inmates, we propose that prison gangs be considered adaptation strategies to the extremely coercive and oppressive environments of prisons. We focus on the relationship between gang involvement in prison, violent acts among inmates, and the risk of being subjected to violence during incarceration. By providing emic perspectives, we aim to demonstrate how inmates negotiate three types of social roles, largely defined by their ability and willingness to use violence: franse, gangster, and wyfie. Our findings suggest that prison gangs may jeopardize the personal safety of inmates, but can also paradoxically offer some inmates the opportunity to establish a sense of safety and agency by avoiding random violence.

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A Safe House? Girls' Drawings on Safety and Security in Slums in and around Nairobi

Fatuma Chege, Lucy Maina, Claudia Mitchell, and Margot Rothman

According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (article 27) every child has the right to a standard of living adequate for the realization of her or his physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development. Adequate housing, food and clothing underpin the adequacy of a child’s standard of living. UNICEF estimated nearly ten years ago that one out of every three children, or 640 million children around the world, live in inadequate housing (Bellamy: 2005). Despite this commitment to child rights, little appears to be documented on the safety and security of children with regard to housing generally, and, more specifically, housing in slums or informal settlements: urban growth in the Global South is set to be virtually synonymous with the expansion of slums and informal settlements, and, seven years ago, there were 199 million slum dwellers in Africa alone (Tibajuka 2007). It is impossible, then, to address violence against children and the related issues of child protection, without taking into account the importance of adequate housing, and the significance of what goes on inside houses: the inclusion of the voices of children themselves, currently woefully unheard, is critical.

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Black Girls Saying and Creating Space through Fantasy Worlds

S.R. Toliver

society's heroes. I say their names to show how the rampant murder of Black women and girls in the United States proves that this place is not safe for them

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Lessons from Refugees

Research Ethics in the Context of Resettlement in South America

Marcia Vera Espinoza

safe and ethical practices for themselves. The Ethical Challenges of Access through Gatekeepers Access to participants was challenging and fascinating at the same time, as the negotiation of that access shed light onto the relationships and

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Material Moments in Virtual Worlds

Creating Hybrid Spaces for Feminist Consciousness-raising

Syafiqah Abdul Rahim and Hannah Walters

experience for the teenagers in their study, note that participants found online feminist practices easier and safer to navigate than offline spaces such as school. Research demonstrates how social media feminist campaigns can be useful tools for young women