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Everyday life practices after the event
Author: Mona Abaza

In Cairo collages, the large-scale political, economic, and social changes in Egypt brought on by the 2011 revolution are set against the declining fortunes of a single apartment building in a specific Cairo neighbourhood. The violence in Tahrir Square and Mohamed Mahmud Street; the post-January euphoric moment; the increasing militarisation of urban life; the flourishing of dystopian novels set in Cairo; the neo-liberal imaginaries of Dubai and Singapore as global models; gentrification and evictions in poor neighbourhoods; the forthcoming new administrative capital for Egypt – all are narrated in parallel to the ‘little’ story of the adventures and misfortunes of everyday interactions in a middle-class building in the neighbourhood of Doqi.

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The frayed edges of the spectacle
Stewart Allen

at the Barefoot College as enacted through marginalised persons and material orders, acts to create certain utopian visions of progress, enlightenment, social change and the nation-state. However, the Barefoot College as a development institute that relies on continued funding and support from globalised donors and interpretive communities (Mosse 2005) must also mobilise and make visible these heterotopias within different national and global spaces of becoming. I have argued that it achieves these effects through heterotopic spectacles of development. Throughout

in An ethnography of NGO practice in India
Integrative concepts for a criminology of mass violence
Jon Shute

­ology and genocide studies: notes on what might have been and what still could be’, Crime, Law and Social Change, 34 (2000), pp. 43–59; G. S. Yacoubian, ‘The (in)significance of genocidal behaviour to the disci­pline of criminology’, Crime, Law and Social Change, 34 (2000), pp. 7–19. I. Loader & R. Sparks, Public Criminology? (London: Routledge, 2011). J. Hagan & W. Rymond-Richmond, Darfur and the Crime of Genocide (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008). P. Green & T. Ward, State Crime: Government Violence and Corruption (London: Pluto Press, 2004). See A. Alvarez

in Human remains and mass violence
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Selling the Barefoot College
Stewart Allen

. These material things act as powerful emblems through which ideas of development and social change are presented and performed to viewing audiences. In this instance, development, as the fetishisation of the local and the traditional, and its transformation via progress and modernity, is not a new phenomenon; rather, I wish to suggest that conceiving of it in terms of the consumption of spectacles offers new ways in which to think and theorise about it. Thus, in the harnessing of new communication technologies for the purposes of sustaining convincing policy

in An ethnography of NGO practice in India
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Modelling, ethnography and the challenge of the anthropocene
Hannah Knox

discussions that might help in their understanding of the social phenomena they encounter. None the less ethnographers use neither strictly experimental methods nor statistical models to produce a general baseline from which social change can be measured. As a method that works without baselines or benchmarks as such, but that still manages to make robust claims, how then does Baseless data? 143 ethnography manage to make truth claims? How does it produce descriptions and suggestions? What kinds of descriptions can it and can it not provide? And what can an understanding

in Ethnography for a data-saturated world
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The daily work of Erich Muhsfeldt, chief of the crematorium at Majdanek concentration and extermination camp, 1942–44
Elissa Mailänder

Phase of Nazi Genocide (Harvard: Harvard University Press, 2011). See also Erich Muhsfeldt, Interrogation, 16 August 1947, in Krakow, HStA Düsseldorf, Ger. Rep. 432 No. 204, pp. 95, 97, 101, 103; Erich Muhsfeldt, Interrogation, 14 August 1947, in Krakow, ibid., pp. 112–13. 5/15/2014 12:51:08 PM Erich Muhsfeldt, chief of the crematorium  65 55 56 57 58 59 60 K. H. Jarausch, ‘Higher education and social change: some comparative perspectives’, in K. H. Jarausch (ed.), The Transformation of Higher Learning 1860–1930: Expansion, Diversification, Social Opening

in Destruction and human remains
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Stewart Allen

suggest that in the bringing together of these material things with marginalised persons, they are re-constituted as emblems of social change. Rural solar home systems (SHS) Photovoltaic SHS have become the dominant decentralised technology deployed and advocated in rural developing areas for the supply of energy where grid-based electrification is either unavailable or financially unviable (Wamukonya 2007). SHS offer a viable niche in the supply of energy to rural and sparsely populated 74 An ethnography of NGO practice in India areas, generally being seen as

in An ethnography of NGO practice in India
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A new faction of the transnational field of statistics
Francisca Grommé, Evelyn Ruppert and Baki Cakici

Social Science Methods: The Challenge of Digital Devices’. Theory, Culture & Society, Special Issue on The Social Life of Methods, 30(4): 22–46. Saari, Matti. 2016. ‘Statistics Finland – Preliminary Population Statistics’. Statistics Finland. http://www.stat.fi/til/vamuu/index_en.html [accessed 4 March 2018]. Savage, Mike. 2010. Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940: The Politics of Method. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Scheel, Stephan, Cakici, Baki, Grommé, Francisca, Ruppert, Evelyn, Takala, Ville and Ustek-Spilda, Funda. 2016. ‘Transcending

in Ethnography for a data-saturated world
Kaiton Williams

the problem the company is trying to solve, key members of its management team, and business model and financial projections. References Anderson, Patricia and Witter, Michael. 1994. ‘Crisis, Adjustment and Social Change: A Case Study of Jamaica’. In Consequences of Structural Adjustment: A Review of the Jamaican Experience. Edited by Elsie LeFranc. Kingston: Canoe Press, 1–55. Ayres, Ian, Banaji, Mahzarin and Jolls, Christine. 2015. ‘Race Effects on eBay’. The RAND Journal of Economics 46(4): 891–917. Barad, Karen Michelle. 1998. ‘Getting Real: Technoscientific

in Ethnography for a data-saturated world
Dawn Nafus

’s, because perhaps they use video more heavily? At Intel, anthropology had traditionally been used for identifying underlying social changes that created risks or opportunities for the business, and my colleagues and I were not keen to abandon this remit in order to answer a basic market research question. However, this was 2007, and device telemetry (i.e., using software to create data about how a device is used) had not yet become standard practice. This made it a technical research problem alongside a social one, and so we took on the project despite some reluctance. We

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