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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
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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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
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Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

comprised of a capo and others responsible for fundraising, recruitment and creative ideas. While members are free to share ideas, the majority of members follow their leadership. Conflict with leadership either leads to power battles or the formation of new groups. The contradictions of the literature are partly a result of the complex processes at work within the ultras movement. On the one hand, the ultras are fragmenting and smaller groups are emerging. This is leading to conflict and differentiation within fan bases. On the other, it shows how ultras of different

in Ultras
Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

proportion of female fans. Their name is also a counterpoint to the longstanding (male-dominated) ultras group Boys 1977. In Spain, women’s peñas create a sense of community, acting ‘as a counterbalance to the exclusion and derision previously experienced by these women’ (Llopis-Goig, 2007). In Denmark, for members of the women-only fan group the Female Vikings, who follow Lyngby BK, it is most important to support their club in the best and most creative, acoustic and optical way but also to self-represent and socially experience the scene during the week. For them, it is

in Ultras
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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
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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