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Creative resistance in Preet Nagar
Churnjeet Mahn, Anne Murphy, Raghavendra Rao KV, Poonam Singh, Ratika Singh, and Samia Singh

) In this chapter we focus on creative approaches to understanding what Partition means today in a part of East Punjab close to the Indo-Pak border. The broader project used creative methods in Amritsar (a city profoundly associated with Sikhism) to question how everything other than contemporary Sikh heritage was sidelined by government heritage bodies, demonstrating a steady disinvestment in the area's rich religious and cultural history that was literally and figuratively being undermined. However, in this chapter we consider a part of the project which turned to

in Creativity and resistance in a hostile world
Walking from the mundane to the marvellous
Morag Rose

the shape of the city and to experiment with creative, and playful, walking methods. More recently, for my PhD research, I walked with women to discuss their thoughts, feelings and experiences of Manchester. This chapter shares fieldwork notes and practical tips to develop walking methods at a variety of scales: lone wandering as way to understand everyday spaces; one-to-one walking interviews, because walking and talking together facilitates rich conversations about the environment; walking with groups of people who want

in Mundane Methods
Mia Husted and Ditte Tofteng

be heard through both the collective investigation aspects of the project as well as the final analyses and decision-making processes. Continuing to develop new and more creative methods is a part of our challenge as researchers, and of course this is where the arts have come in. But our challenge is also to bring these 109 Clover_Sandford.indd 109 05/04/2013 09:03 arts-based research and enquiry new practices back to our students at university. By this we mean we must work to legitimise these new, creative or arts-based practices within the discourse of

in Lifelong learning, the arts and community cultural engagement in the contemporary university
London as an event city and the 2012 Olympics
Maurice Roche

spatial hub around which (or near which) new housing and communities can be located. In addition parks can contribute to the urban social-policy agenda more indirectly. From this perspective the focus is on their economic potential to provide spatial hubs for the location of new enterprises in the cultural and creative industries. In this aspect they have the potential to contribute to employment, and thus to urban social-policy goals indirectly by enabling the generation of incomes for employees and also by promoting the social welfare and cultural inclusion associated

in Mega-events and social change
Citizenisation and migratisation
Anne-Marie Fortier

derivatives of social, cultural and economic structures, the autonomy of migration lens reveals migration to be a constituent creative force which fuels social, cultural and economic transformations. Migration can be understood as a force which evades the policing practices of subjectivity. Migration can also be understood as a force that not only evades, but that reshapes what it means to be a citizen or migrant subject. To think about the pervasiveness and constitutive force of migration in today

in Uncertain citizenship
Michaela Benson

accounts of their creative efforts to overcome the uncertainties of their lives, the migrants demonstrated the possibilities of self-transformation inherent to lifestyle migration and highlighted their own efforts to augment their agency. As the ethnography presented below demonstrates, the migrants seemed to 70 The British in rural France have better control of their lives following migration, despite the uncertainty that they experienced. It therefore becomes clear that the ambivalence that characterized their post-migration lives was demonstrably different from

in The British in rural France
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Settling in
Annedith Schneider

accepting what is not perfect or final. Just as migration is a process, it also requires compromise and flexibility, a willingness to accept that things may not be exactly as one would like – on the part not only of the immigrant but also of those already there. Settling, as a process, allows for the possibility of change and adaptation, which are key aspects of the creative work considered here. As should be clear already, I see the idea of settling as a positive, ongoing process. It must be noted, however, that the semantic field of settling also includes the less

in Turkish immigration, art and narratives of home in France
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Turning towards a radiant ideal
Kieran Keohane and Carmen Kuhling

’. In the immediate aftermath of World War II Sorokin established at Harvard the Research Centre in Creative Altruism. Launching the Centre, Sorokin said: ‘At the present time there seems to exist no power but creative love that can prevent future suicidal wars and revolutions; and there seems to be no effective defense against the Apocalyptic methods of destruction but the Sermon on the Mount practiced in human behavior, incorporated into our social institutions, and incessantly articulated by culture. ‘[Unselfish love is] a life-giving force, necessary for physical

in The domestic, moral and political economies of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
questions of the ordinary
Rebecca Walker

enactment. This opened up new spaces of action, ‘articulating a second poetic geography on top of the geography of the literal, forbidden or permitted meaning’ (de Certeau 1984: 105). The embodiment and the enactment of everyday life Breaking with attempts to think of the social and cultural system as totalitarian and controlling, de Certeau’s The Practice of Everyday Life (1984) associated the everyday less with the ensemble of scripted human activities than with unpredictability and creative potential. Influenced by reflexive anthropology, de Certeau explored the

in Enduring violence
Robert Fine and Philip Spencer

their individuality, that is, in their empirical life, work and relationships. In defending Jewish emancipation against the restoration of the Jewish question, Marx re-affirmed the subjective right of Jews to be citizens, to be Jews, and to deal creatively, singularly, in their own way, with their Jewish origins. Real humanism is a revolt against the tyranny of provenance. The humanist Marx we are endeavouring to uncover is doubtless not the only Marx we could

in Antisemitism and the left