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Senses of country living in a Basque-speaking village
Kepa Fernández De Larrinoa

) the baserritarrak, the farmers who live in farmhouses set far apart from each other. The confluence of these three residential styles in present day Alkiza has led to an unprecedented social and cultural experience for its inhabitants. The question is, what kind of relations are there between the people who live in the farmhouses and those who live in flats or villas? Farms, flat, and villas 111 For those born in Alkiza and nearby villages, there are certain social practices still in use which communicate a sense of exclusion or belonging, for example the

in Alternative countrysides
Dominant approaches
M. Anne Brown

enmeshment of politics and ethics. The assertion of human rights is part of politics as it questions the constitution of relationships and agency and the circulation of power. And, in the same way, notions of human rights address the processes, slow and invisible or explicit and direct, by which we come to value things. Abuse is often embedded in damaging social practice and relationship. It is generated not only through that exercise of power that is forcing others (unreasonably) to your will (although that is a significant form of abuse) but through that power which is

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
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M. Anne Brown

effective political and social change. If systemically inflicted harm is not solely a matter of the relationships between government and citizens but is embedded in social practice and in the social and political institutions and forms in which identities take shape and value is assigned, change is not simply a matter of legislation, less intrusive government or the ‘correct’ principles. Nor is it achieved largely by formal international norm setting arrived at by elites (although this can play a role). Rather, the movement away from violence and oppression may involve a

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
Ideology, physical destruction, and memory
Rémi Korman

rye zakwirwamo akabona kwemererwa kuba umuyoboke w’iryo shya’ (‘When someone asked for a CDR membership card, they would stick two fingers into each of his nostrils and, if they went in, he would be accepted as a member of the party’). It should be noted that a certain degree of humour surrounds these questions, of a type similar to kinship jokes. Kinship jokes, a classic object of anthropological study, are social practices which allow members of a family, or of different clans or peoples, to mock one another without causing offence. Few studies have been devoted

in Destruction and human remains
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Alternative pasts, sustainable futures
David Calder

interaction.’8 So far, so familiar: such claims to spectatorial activity echo the rhetoric of participation that has long pervaded political theatre, immersive theatre, relational or ‘socialpractice, and minimalist and installation art.9 More significant than the mere existence of the claim is the situation from which the invitation is made and the circumstances under which one might accept. Who – and what – is acting, how, when, and to what end? In what follows I establish, first, the complex interplay of human and non-human agency that emerges from encounters with these

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space
Adrian Hyde-Price

operation of institutions and social practices. Their argument is that ‘ideas influence policy when the principled or casual beliefs they embody provide road maps that increase actors’ clarity about goals or end–means relationships, when they affect outcomes of strategic situations in which there is no unique equilibrium, and when they become embedded in political institutions’. In contrast to many social constructivists, however

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
James Thompson

ability to get his appointments, operations and post-operative support were all done informally for free by a private hospital after intervention with some colleagues of mine at the university. Extended care was permitted within an institution but outside the standard and more familiar constraints of institutional social practice. The questions of quality care and how it is delivered within the severely limited resources of a National Health Service and welfare state is the nexus around which debates on social care currently concentrate (see, for example, Barnes, 2006

in Performing care
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Beckett’s television plays and the idea of broadcasting
Jonathan Bignell

recognising the homogeneity of the majority of television broadcasting. This is a noble aim, but historical evidence shows that it repeatedly failed and that it was support from institutionally powerful television producers and cultural opinion-formers that brought Beckett’s dramas to the screen. Yet Beckett’s television plays cannot be dismissed because of this, since broadcasting as a concept and social practice is always predicated on transmission without the assurance of reception or response.21 Beckett’s backward-looking investigation of what the medium could do and

in Beckett and nothing
Emilian Kavalski and Magdalena Zolkos

not simply exclusionary social practice (of, for instance, the agency of nature in IR), but also as monopolization of the symbolic-political production of externality (cf. Fraser in Nash and Bell 2007 : 74–7). As instanced by Cudworth and Hobden ( 2011 : 140), the inclusion of environmentalism as an ‘issue’ of security effectively buttresses the anthropocentric bias of

in Recognition and Global Politics
South Korea’s development of a hepatitis B vaccine and national prevention strategy focused on newborns
Eun Kyung Choi and Young-Gyung Paik

). His argument rested on the prioritising the future of the nation and, thus, the future generation, rather than the working population in the present. The role of the current generation was to develop economy and vaccines for the bright future of the nation. To begin with, Korean doctors had focused on changes to what were seen as unhygienic social practices rather than vaccination. As the vaccination strategy became increasingly significant

in The politics of vaccination