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In the social and economic upheaval during the first decade after the fall of state socialism in Hungary, the emergence of new neighborhoods of detached family houses outside of a former “socialist city” provoked ambivalent reactions. Were these homes the natural housing form for an emerging...
Drawing on my ethnographic research with karaoke bar hostesses from 1998 to 2002 in Dalian, China, this paper discusses the Japan‐Korea Wave in the context of China's entry to the global marketplace. It focuses on Chinese readings of the “local” and the “global” and the impact of these...
This article focuses on a newly created subdivision in the Territory of Guam made up mostly of migrants from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). It aims to discover how migrants, particularly those from Chuuk, interpret cultural and social change within a process commonly known as...
In this essay I examine two contexts of mobility in Beirut. First, I discuss navigations of security by Beirut's residents during the 2004–2006 period of political crisis. Second, I consider how talk about driving revealed interpretations of the state, national identity, and social class that...
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