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Situating peripheries research in South Africa and Ethiopia
Paula Meth, Alison Todes, Sarah Charlton, Tatenda Mukwedeya, Jennifer Houghton, Tom Goodfellow, Metadel Sileshi Belihu, Zhengli Huang, Divine Mawuli Asafo, Sibongile Buthelezi, and Fikile Masikane

framing of urban change, although in reality gaining insights into everyday life in these wealthier spaces has proved tricky. Some of the key features of peripheries in our understanding are that they are generally spaces located geographically some distance from a main urban core, recognising that this in itself may be fluid and relative, and that they may be close to new growing cores. They are areas of changing land use, where development may be relatively less dense and where a lack of services and infrastructure may be evident. The spaces are commonly residential

in African cities and collaborative futures
Charlotte Dale

Needham Papers, NCUACS 54/3/95 File A.624, Cambridge University Archives. 35 E. C. Laurence, A Nurse’s Life in War and Peace (London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1912), p. 282. 36 ‘The Nursing Board: Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service’. 37 H. Dampier, ‘The treatment of “Everyday Life” in memory and narrative of the concentration camps of the South African War, 1899–1902’, in N. Kelly, C. Horrocks, K. Milnes, B. Roberts and D. Robinson (eds), Narrative, Memory and Everyday Life (Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield, 2005), p. 188. 38 Dampier, ‘The

in Colonial caring
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Mapping times
Alex Gekker, Sam Hind, Sybille Lammes, Chris Perkins, and Clancy Wilmott

Rhythm has also been approached from different positions. Parkes and Thrift (1979) were among the first geographers to explore the potential power of ­considering how timetables and natural rhythms structure space. An academic  turn towards researching mobilities further encouraged a focus on the performance of different rhythmic patterns. Influential in this context, also from a Marxist perspective, has been the work of Henri Lefebvre (2004), emphasising what he termed rhythm-analytical approaches to everyday life. More cultural reflections on rhythm and space

in Time for mapping
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The imperial metropolis of Heart of Darkness
Laura Chrisman

concurrently with the more sensational operations of overseas violence. As Heart of Darkness indicates, within and across metropolitan everyday life, the economic, political and cultural elements of imperialism reproduced themselves in ways that were quiet,complex and apparently unspectacular. I will outline here some of the ways in which late nineteenth-century European imperialism inheres in the textures of daily labour and leisure in Conrad’s novella. I will also suggest that the Company’s structures and agents – including Kurtz – need to be reinterpreted through this

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witchcraft in the western Netherlands, 1850–1925
Willem de Blécourt

is barely coloured by anthropology and therefore offers hardly any room for what has come to be called the history of everyday life. 3 In this chapter I will apply an anthropological perspective. This way I will show what thinking and acting in terms of witchcraft, in short the witchcraft discourse, implied for the way people dealt with space and to a lesser extent with time, as well as for what they thought about the

in Witchcraft Continued
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Jeremy Gould

of local justice. The extent of unpredictability and confusion in the legal system was so great that it led one informant to muse plaintively, ‘When will this democracy be over?’ (Lund 1998: 204). One might ask, then, if anthropology has little to contribute to the instrumental agenda of democratization, what views do anthropologists have about the factors promoting or hindering mechanisms of political accountability, equity and justice in everyday life? For insights we can turn to an emerging wave of political anthropology. Compensating for decades of indifference

in Democratization through the looking-glass
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Raiding war and globalization in the early modern world
Brian Sandberg

French evidence of raiding practices allows us to consider how we might reconceptualize the notions of raiding war and globalization in the early modern period. Raiding seems to have been pervasive in France during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, representing an important aspect of everyday life for many French communities. Early modern French evidence of raiding suggests that we should abandon the ‘primitive war’ conception of raids completely and instead investigate the complex dynamics of raiding practices and their social and military

in A global history of early modern violence
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Music-making as creative intervention
Nicola Scaldaferri

the circumscribed timespans of research and fieldwork but is a constant presence or a sharing of everyday life. For this reason Narayan, writing on the figure of the native researcher, suggested how a rigidly dualistic paradigm should be replaced by a rethinking of a researcher’s role, which is characterised by ‘shifting identifications’ ( 1993 : 671) and the quality of the relationship thus created. In my community of origin, my presence was never perceived as neutral and detached. I was often explicitly required to provide a concrete contribution, thanks to my

in Sonic ethnography
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Louise Amoore

the international political economy’ (Enloe, 1989: 4; see also Marchand and Runyan, 2000). Considered through the lens of a practice perspective, globalisation is characterised by contests over the reality and representation of social change. Such contestation can and does take the strategic and organised forms of promotion and resistance highlighted by the project perspective. However, the oppositions and tensions of global restructuring are also present in everyday life. It is helpful to consider the everyday nature of globalisation in terms of contradictory

in Globalisation contested
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Security/ Mobility and politics of movement
Marie Beauchamps, Marijn Hoijtink, Matthias Leese, Bruno Magalhães, and Sharon Weinblum

., Surveillance and Security. Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life , New York/London: Routledge. Adey, P., 2006b. ‘If Mobility is Everything Then it is Nothing: Towards a Relational Politics of (Im)mobilities’, Mobilities 1(1): 75–94. Adey, P., 2008. ‘Airports, Mobility and the Calculative Architecture of Affective Control’, Geoforum 39(1): 438–51. Adey, P., 2010. Mobility , Milton Park/New York

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