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Changing meanings of the countryside in northern Italy
Jaro Stacul

that many of these believe they have the right to enjoy; namely, a space embodied in practices that do not include work but walking, picking mushrooms and berries, fishing, etc. Even for those who were born and raised in the area, the valley is embedded in a set of social practices, and in the remainder of this chapter I will discuss how some of these practices affect past and present understandings of the countryside itself. In the villages of Caoria and Ronco, locals evoke the social practices of the ‘old days’ when they complain about the fact that the place is no

in Alternative countrysides
Considerations and consequences
Thomas Sutherland

actors in the economic, political, and symbolic structures of society’, and posits them as constituting a space of flows, which he in turn defines as ‘the material organisation of time-sharing social practices that work through flows’ (Castells, 2010: 442). What we see in Castells’ work is an even more explicit historicisation of fluidity: he does not simply represent circulation and mobility as universal categories, but rather, reflects them in relation to a particular set of socio-technical and economic circumstances. The concept of the space of flows is also

in Time for mapping
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Quality and processes of qualification
Mark Harvey, Andrew McMeekin, and Alan Warde

thus changes not only physical quality, but the scales on which food may be evaluated and judged. Europeans adopted the food ingredient rather than the cooking technique, unaware of its virtues. One can usefully question the relation between TV cookery programmes and actual domestic cooking, from none, where the function is pure entertainment, to significant, where the aim is primarily pedagogic. But, in both extremes these media-generated cultures of cooking, and then the social practices of cooking, take the quality of food beyond the act of purchase and beyond

in Qualities of food
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Mary Chamberlain

) where there were no original indigenes, 2 they changed irrevocably the social vocabulary of the metropole. The role of culture as a means of subverting the dominant order is, arguably, at its most refined in the Caribbean. 3 The long centuries of slavery provided a fitting apprenticeship where the ground rules of alternative, creolised, cultural forms and social practices were laid

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
Consumerism and alienation in 1950s comedies
Dave Rolinson

and Ealing whimsy, the film seeks to achieve ‘the redefinition of cinema as an institution, and plays upon the nostalgia for a sentimental notion of cinema as a social practice’. 18 If the enemy here is the Hollywood symbol of the Grand, elsewhere the enemy – both of cinema and of society – is television. The impact of television on British film comedy was more insidious than the use of vehicles for

in British cinema of the 1950s
Mark Tomlinson and Andrew McMeekin

socially qualified. … The dialectic of conditions and habitus is the basis of an alchemy which transforms the distribution of capital, the balance sheet of a power relation, into a system of perceived differences, distinctive properties, that is, a distribution of symbolic capital, legitimate capital, whose objective truth is misrecognised. Bourdieu (1984, p. 101) reduces social practices to the following ‘equation’: { (habitus) (capital) } + field = practice What this implies is that an agent’s behaviour is governed by a combination of three factors: the habitus itself

in Innovation by demand
The Ecuadorian experience
Silvia Vega Ugalde

, in the political culture, in social practices, in everyday life. Notes 1 I write this chapter in my individual capacity. However, I have based my observations and analysis on my experience as a national leader of the Ecuadorian Women’s Political Coordinating Organization. 130 CASE STUDIES 2 The panorama of the women’s movement has been changing towards a greater diversity of views. 3 Currently, the National Office for Planning, the Secretary of State and the Social Front. 4 The presence of CPME on this stage created a permanent channel for communications with

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
Witnessing, retribution and domestic reform
John Borneman

, and break. A sense of ending is possible only by breaking silences concerning the nature of loss and its attempted recuperation as it relates to the sources of violence and modes of its reproduction, and the possibility for fair judgement and punishment. The cultivation of listening as a concrete social practice contributes to making a public sphere that is vigilant, critical and engaged. Moreover, many of the nascent public spheres, in Latin America and Europe, as well as in much of Asia, are peopled by marginal actors, for example women or minority groups, whose

in Potentials of disorder
M. Anne Brown

consequence. By the time an army is crushing its own fellow-citizens with tanks in the streets there is nothing (short of the very mixed and politically and ethically fraught benefits of military intervention) that anyone or any entity can do, except express displeasure after the event. It is in the mundane webs of social practice, which either support or obstruct events such as Tiananmen, which lower or raise the threshold of acceptable violence, that practical action may sometimes be possible. To focus on the drama of the individual versus the state is to overlook the

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
The restructuring of work in Germany
Louise Amoore

-dependent responses. Yet, despite their competing emphases, neither approach enables us to reflect upon how the notion of a ‘German model’ emerges over time, or on how this apparent model is negotiated, enabled or contested in the light of discourses of global restructuring. In neglecting the contingent historical making of the ‘national’ and ‘global’, the existing modes of understanding obscure the complex intertwining of these terrains of political life. In this chapter I have used an IPE of social practice to shed light on the question of Germany’s distinctive making of

in Globalisation contested