A Comparative Ethnography of Alternative Spaces

A Comparative Ethnography of Alternative Spaces

by Esther Fihl, J. Dahl (Editor)


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A Comparative Ethnography of Alternative Spaces by Esther Fihl

Through ethnographical cases, this book examines the ways in which social groups position themselves between cultures, states, moralities, and local/state authorities, creating opportunities for agency. Alternative spaces designate in-between spaces rather than oppositional structures and are both inside and outside their constituent elements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137299536
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/07/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ANDREAS BANDAK University of Copenhagen, Denmark
LARS FUNCH HANSEN Malmö University, Sweden
LARS HØJER University of Copenhagen, Denmark
BRIAN ARLY JACOBSEN University of Copenhagen, Denmark
HELEN KRAG University of Copenhagen, Denmark
DORTHE HØVIDS POSSING University of Copenhagen, Denmark
STINE PURI University of Copenhagen, Denmark
BIRGITTE SCHEPELERN Johansen University of Copenhagen, Denmark
LARS OVE TRANS University of Copenhagen, Denmark
MARGIT WARBURG University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vii

Acknowledgments ix

About the Cover Illustration xi

An Introduction to Alternative Spaces Jens Dahl Esther Fihl Birgitte Schepelern Johansen 1

1 The United Nations and the Indigenous Space Jens Dahl 19

2 The Legitimacy of South Indian Caste Councils Esther Fihl 41

3 "Gambling is Gambling": Creating Decontextualized Space at an Indian Racecourse Stine Simonsen Puri 65

4 Frontier Zones of Diaspora-Making: Circassian Organizations in Turkey Lars Funch Hansen 85

5 A Politics of Place: The Scaling and Rescaling of Events in Young Muslims' Internet Use Dorthe Høvids Possing 111

6 Voices and Exits in Oaxacalifornia: The Reconfigurations of Political Spaces in the US-Mexican Context Lars Ove Trans 129

7 An Alternative National-Religious Space: The Danish Seamen's Church in Singapore Margit Warburg 151

8 A Space to Gaze from Hence to Thence: Chechens in Exile Helen Krag 175

9 States of Exception: Effects and Affects of Authoritarianism among Christian Arabs in Damascus Andreas Bandak 197

10 Escalations: Spying and Totalitarianism in Western China and Beyond Lars Højer 219

Notes on Contributors 239

Index 243

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