A Comparative Ethnography of Alternative Spaces

Authors: Fihl, Esther

Editors: Dahl, J. (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

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

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"In this exciting volume Esther Fihl and Jens Dahl have brought together a group of collaborators to grapple with questions of identity, place, and power in the contemporary world. In developing the concept of alternative spaces the authors help us conceptualize how people around the world are shaping their lives in relation to but without being dictated by nation-states, enduring cultural and religious forms, and new technologies. Ranging from indigenous rights activists in the United Nations to caste councils in South India, from the political struggles of Mexican migrants in the United States to the position of Christians in Syria, and from racecourse gambling in India to the Danish seamen's church in Singapore, each contributor offers a wide-ranging and unique perspective on how groups of people are shaping more or less stable alternative spaces in the wake of globalization. Most importantly, A Comparative Ethnography of Alternative Spaces rescales ethnographic comparison itself and thus offer a new window into how social life is organized." - Johan Lindquist, Associate Professor, Social Anthropology, Stockholm University


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Alternative Spaces

    Dahl, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • The United Nations and the Indigenous Space

    Dahl, Jens

    Pages 19-40

  • The Legitimacy of South Indian Caste Councils

    Fihl, Esther

    Pages 41-63

  • “Gambling is Gambling”: Creating Decontextualized Space at an Indian Racecourse

    Puri, Stine Simonsen

    Pages 65-83

  • Frontier Zones of Diaspora-Making: Circassian Organizations in Turkey

    Hansen, Lars Funch

    Pages 85-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Comparative Ethnography of Alternative Spaces
Authors
Editors
  • J. Dahl
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jens Dahl and Esther Fihl
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29954-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137299543
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29953-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45280-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 252
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