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Displaced borders in Skopje and the Colorful Revolution
Rozita Dimova

further response. Thus the creative bridging of each “gap” occasions the need for a further response, and the speech chain remains unbroken. Bakhtin argued that instead of functioning in terms of pre-existing mental representations at the center of our being, awaiting codification in words, our mental activities are “given form” only at the time of their expression, in a process of “ethically sensitive negotiation” at the boundaries of our being (Shotter 1993 , 351). Bakhtin calls this the “semantic landscape,” where contact

in Border porosities
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Selling the Barefoot College
Stewart Allen

participatory approaches to collaborative working. This was during a period in the mid-to-late 2000s in which a general movement of collaborative creativity, of crowd-sourcing and open-source software platforms, was high in the public consciousness. YouTube had recently been launched; Wikipedia, the collaboratively edited free online encyclopaedia, had been going for only a few years more; ‘You’, the people responsible for user-generated content on the Internet, had been voted Time magazine’s person of the year. A general ethos of ‘do-it-yourself’ through the creative power

in An ethnography of NGO practice in India
Christian Suhr

vision through disruptive and what she calls ‘haptic’ techniques that blur the possibility of full identification and leave the viewer in the realm of the inexpressible. One such filmmaker is Trinh T. Minh-ha. In criticising the aesthetics of much realist ethnographic filmmaking devoted to long observational takes, wide-angle shots, and maximal depth of field, Trinh ( 1991 : 53) explores the ambiguous and creative potential of the intervals occurring in rapid transitions and juxtapositions between images, words, and sounds. Her controversial

in Descending with angels
Nora Engel

researchers attending a global TB conference, Macq and colleagues noted more attention to tailoring DOT to local contexts and moving from DOT as supervision of drug intake to DOT as social support (Macq et al., 2003 ). In DOT as social support the DOTS provider's role was seen as being someone who goes beyond physically observing patients swallowing their drugs, who finds creative ways to make life more acceptable for patients and who, through that, supports them in successfully completing their treatment. This understanding requires more attention to the DOTS provider

in Global health and the new world order
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Al-‘imaara (the building) as topos
Mona Abaza

main theme of the Creative Cities Conference. This gentrification, which was underway well before January 2011, has been taking place in certain buildings on ‘Adly Street, the entire Orabi Square, and El-Alfi pedestrian area, up to Talaat Harb Square, where intensive real-estate speculation by mega-companies has invested in both nostalgic sentiments and neo-liberal dreams. The gentrification plans were interrupted by the revolution, but they have picked up pace recently. These plans seem to be undergoing a kind of repertoire or déjà vu scene of downtown refurbishment

in Cairo collages
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Machines of mass incineration in fact, fiction, and forensics
Robert Jan van Pelt

listening to testimonies of traumatized people and identification with their psychological needs were an important moral duty. Thus we came to live in what Annette Wieviorka labelled l’ère du témoin, the era of the witness.43 There­ fore the men and women who became after 1967 the focus of attention, and who through their testimonies, memoirs, and works of the creative imagination have defined the way we think about the Holocaust as one of the greatest catastrophes in human history, were not real German engineers and industrialists like Fritz Sander and Ludwig Topf, or

in Destruction and human remains
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Crossing borders, changing times
Madeleine Hurd, Hastings Donnan, and Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

, their respective pasts and futures – give an added dimension to their conflicted relationship to the polity border. On-the-ground reactions to re-bordering can, in the Ukrainian as well as the Sarajevo case, be complex and creative. Changed border regimes can stimulate the creation of new pasts; these, in turn, may open up opportunities and thus brighten the future. In Chapter 4, Tošić shows how another ‘moving’ post-socialist border – that dividing Albania and Montenegro – inspired new ways of narrating a family’s border-crossing past. In this case, as mentioned

in Migrating borders and moving times
Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

, have a leader (the capo) who heads a small decision-making group with individuals responsible for fundraising, recruitment and creative ideas. This structure evolved from formalised fan groups from Southern Europe in the 1950s. The group Torcida from Hajduk Split, for instance, can trace its history back to 1950, when some sailors witnessed the passionate fans at the World Cup in Brazil and decided to form a group of their own; consequently, they adopted the Portuguese term for supporters as the name of their group. Although they adopted a passionate type of support

in Ultras
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Ethnography for a data-saturated world
Hannah Knox and Dawn Nafus

example, is at the heart of debates about internet security, identity theft and online fraud. Moreover, as data traces produced by transactional activities are used to steer the relationship between consumers and retailers, the classic problem of the Introduction 13 breakdown of a separation between the thing being measured and the effects of measurement itself has become particularly prevalent, with all manner of creative and playful subversions of algorithmic suggestions now proliferating (Merry and Conley 2011). For data analysts both in academia and in non

in Ethnography for a data-saturated world
Christian Suhr

trying to alleviate suffering rather than as spectators applying cultural, ritual, or religious truths’. Whyte's emphasis on the agency of people chimes with a wide range of medical anthropological studies that have aimed to destabilise all-encompassing structuralist models of healing in diverse ways (see e.g. Kleinman 1980, 1988 ; Mattingly 1998 : 46). The same push towards recognising the agency and creative powers of humans, rather than seeing them merely as passive recipients, is expressed in Alyson Callan's ( 2012 ) study of mental

in Descending with angels