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Michaël Neuman, Fernando Espada and Róisín Read

( London : Overseas Development Institute ). Collison , S. , Duffield , S. , Berger , C. , Felix da Costa , D. and Sandstrom K . ( 2013 ), Paradoxes of Presence. Risk Management and Aid Culture in Challenging Environments , Humanitarian Policy Group ( London : Overseas Development Institute ). Duffield , M. ( 2010 ), ‘ Risk-Management and the Fortified Aid Compound: Everyday Life in Post-Interventionary Society ’, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding , 4 : 4 , 453 – 74 . Fast , L. ( 2014 ), Aid in Danger: The Perils and Promise of

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When the Music Stops

Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order

Stephen Hopgood

the everyday life experiences of West Africans in the communities affected are all but invisible now because the breach was contained. What normal does is obscure and disguise the reality of structural violence: that ‘normal’ society is full of need, suffering, violence (including structural and institutional violence) and the everyday suppression of multiple human freedoms, and that inequality of life risks is an endemic feature of the lives of poorer people. The ongoing private and state violence that takes place every day is rendered

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Globalisation contested

An international political economy of work

Louise Amoore

Bringing fresh insights to the contemporary globalization debate, this text reveals the social and political contests that give ‘global’ its meaning, by examining the contested nature of globalization as it is expressed in the restructuring of work. The book rejects conventional explanations of globalization as a process that automatically leads to transformations in working lives, or as a project that is strategically designed to bring about lean and flexible forms of production, and advances an understanding of the social practices that constitute global change. Through case studies that span from the labour flexibility debates in Britain and Germany to the strategies and tactics of corporations and workers, it examines how globalization is interpreted and experienced in everyday life and argues that contestation has become a central feature of the practices that enable or confound global restructuring.

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Digital maps and anchored time

The case for practice theory

Matthew Hanchard

science. Digital maps and anchored time 155 This chapter argues that a practice theory approach, centring on how digital maps are used in everyday life, can contribute to the cartographic repertoire. Beginning with a sketch of cartographic theory from academic cartography to date, discussion places contemporary cartographic theory in context. This sets the scene in order to identify a historical limitation in cartographic theory that a practice theory of digital maps could address; namely, the wider anchoring of social practices. The following section provides an

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An international political economy of work

Louise Amoore

social change is needed if everyday spheres such as work, family, consumption and leisure are to be understood as key realms of globalising social relations. Orthodox IPE perspectives – conceiving of opposed realms of state and market, domestic and international, and of power and knowledge as resources – have rendered invisible precisely those realms of social life where the meanings of globalisation are constituted. This book has engaged in some reflection on the dominant ways of thinking that have shaped IPE’s research agenda. I have asked how particular readings of

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Contemporary discourses of working, earning and spending

Acceptance, critique and the bigger picture

Anne B. Ryan

life. Savings are at an all-time low and credit card debt at an all-time high, especially among people under thirtyfive.1 Everyday life is often experienced as harried and fraught. Media discussions often portray Irish society as increasingly similar to that in the United States, and often assume that ordinary people have little choice regarding the shape of their lives.2 However, significant numbers of Irish people have chosen not to engage to this extent with a work–earn–spend culture and are resisting the idea that life must be pressured. They are critical of the

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Young people in Zambia

Their lives and social contexts


Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes and Davies Banda

delivered, the experiences of those providing it, and the way in which local young people engage with and are affected by the SfD opportunities available to them. These chapters therefore continue the process evident in the previous empirical chapters, in which we progressively examined international, national and community-based manifestations of SfD. This localizing approach is now applied to understanding, in this chapter, the everyday-life contexts of young

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Ethnic identity, power, compromise, and territory

‘Locals’ and ‘Moroccans’ in the Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux vineyards

Chantal Crenn

latter’s alleged affiliation to Islam and their relatively recent presence; unlike those (Christians) who have been settled there for generations. The mobility of groups of individuals and their fitting into a given space reveals their processes of participation in social spaces. In the case of Moroccan workers employed in the vineyards, their social itinerary (migratory, professional, religious, etc.) will relate to the spatial and temporal dimensions of that itinerary. As we can began to perceive, ethnic identity is not a natural layer on which community life can be

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Jenny Edkins

to compromise that went with a more settled commitment to place made for a different approach to life. And poetry, literature and art remained more central than money or possessions. It also confirmed me in my decision to take a second undergraduate degree, a degree in the social sciences with the Open University. As a teenager, trying – as I thought at that stage in my life was necessary – to find my place in the world, the only thing I knew was that I wanted to find ‘the source of the world’, to use Fanon’s words again.4 I had no idea how to go about it. As to

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Magical healing in Spain (1875–1936)

medical pluralism and the search for hegemony

Enrique Perdiguero

do so it is necessary to move beyond the typical generalizations found in the history of medicine. Like the other contributors in this volume, this chapter aims to explore the presence of magical elements in everyday life during the modern period, and thereby broaden the usual location of magical practice in the medieval and early modern periods. 3 The chronological focus of the following discussion is defined by two major