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How anarchism still matters
Jonathan Purkis and James Bowen

intervention that unaccountable corporate bodies such as the World Trade Organisation are having on everyday life. The spaces that open up as a result of the contradictions and complexities of social life are also important in realising the potential that can be actualised through considering popular culture as an area where anarchism matters. To fully appreciate these possibilities, along with many other areas of likely intervention and influence, we suggest that the kind of anarchism (or even anarchisms) that is required for the future should be a non-dogmatic, flexible

in Changing anarchism
Mia-Marie Hammarlin

1 In the middle of the media storm This part of the book presents fundamental themes in the interviews with the central figures of the scandals and their partners. I initially focus on the changes in everyday life that each scandal involved for those affected by it and the emotions it engendered. Initially, the emphasis is on the experience of actually being at the centre of a scandal and on the feelings of loneliness, guilt, shame, grief, and anger that came to dominate the lives of several of those affected. I will use everyday life as a starting-point, where

in Exposed
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Ben Dew

about customs, the postal service and more discussion of coinage.6 On occasion, readers were invited to compare these figures with more modern experiences. Elsewhere, Hume augmented his analysis with information about changes in the fabric of everyday life: The planting of hops encreased much in England during this reign.7 The first mention of tea, coffee, and chocolate, is about 1660. Asparagus, artichoaks, colliflower, and a variety of sallads, were about the same time introduced into England.8 Such accounts are hardly the material of a grand political narrative

in Commerce, finance and statecraft
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Thom Davies

Introduction to Part II Thom Davies Pollution surrounds us all. From the clothes we wear, to the way we travel, to our consumption choices, we are ­all – ­in highly uneven ­ways – ­creators and repositories of environmental damage. Toxicants have become increasingly ubiquitous in everyday life, and toxic potential suspends itself between absolute mundanity and perpetual threat. Yet despite the ever-­present realities of contamination and environmental damage, pollution is often very difficult to sense or witness. Hazardous substances, for example, are often

in Toxic truths
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Antonia Lucia Dawes

behave one way and when you’re in someone else’s house you behave another way’. The implication was that the victim had somehow deserved what happened to him. Alternative and competing meanings of responsibility, belonging, entitlement and togetherness emerged in the various articulations and deliberations. The stabbing was a dramatic example of the routine and difficult processes through which people contested and negotiated a complex and painful knowledge of difference in everyday life in Napoli. It erupted out of escalating tensions over speaking, difference and

in Race talk
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Orvar Löfgren and Barbara Czarniawska

survival guides containing instructions for coping with everyday overload. Dystopic visions of accelerating overflows come together with utopian longings for a more balanced, even minimalist life of order, neatness, and rationality, complete with such antidotes as ideas for achieving ‘the smart home’ and ‘the smart office’ – ways of managing overflow with the help of new technologies. Overflow and its acceleration in everyday life lead to a number of concerns about a wider societal change. How should abundance in domestic consumption and corporate finances be handled

in Overwhelmed by overflows?
Yulia Karpova

and their everyday life. The promise of the Party and government to ‘fully satisfy the constantly growing material and cultural demands of the Soviet people’3 by increasing the quality and quantity of available consumer goods implied the high social and cultural potential of objects. Historians emphasise the government’s promise of the proliferation of goods and better homes as one of the key characteristics of the post-Stalin period.4 Denis Kozlov and Eleonory Gilburd argue that, in terms of the heightened attention to the living conditions of the now predominantly

in Comradely objects
Data becoming risk information
Nathaniel O’Grady

. Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin (Dodge and Kitchin 2005 ; Kitchin and Dodge 2011 ), alternately, trace the ways in which digital codes instantiate themselves ubiquitously across the everyday life of organisations and, indeed, whole cities. These data-based processes, as Daniel Neyland ( 2015 ) argues, speak of a broader trend by which technologies based on algorithmic rules

in Security/ Mobility
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

is completely able to subject or subvert the other (1988: 217). This is not dissimilar to Scott’s conceptualisation of the pose, nor to Certeau’s notion of trickery. Mbembe also reminds us that ‘the ways in which societies compose and invent themselves in the present – what we could call the creativity of practice – is always ahead of the knowledge we can ever produce about them’ (Weaver Shipley 2010: 654, emphasis in the original). Any practice of resistance has to be understood as embedded in the practice of everyday life, without reducing 184 Resistance and

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
From Vietnam to the war in the Persian Gulf
John Storey

everyday life. What we remember does not stay the same; memories are forgotten, revised, reorganised, updated, as they undergo rehearsal, interpretation and retelling. Moreover, the more important the event remembered, the more it is vulnerable to reconstruction, as it will be more frequently rehearsed, interpreted and retold. Halbwachs’ third point is to argue that remembering is always present

in Memory and popular film