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Vitality of Public Open Space (Case Study: Taman Nostalgia Kupang)

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The purpose of the study is to determine the condition of Taman Nostalgia in terms of vitality (the quality of function, physic (environment), and meaning). The study implements descriptive approach, by which the study presents and describes the condition of Taman Nostalgia based on the phenomenon found in the field. The data are collected through documentation, observation, and interviews and are analyzed using descriptive approach and Project for Public Space. The results showed that the condition of Taman Nostalgia in terms of vitality has decreased due to several causes, such as the direct connection between relaxing area and garden area, the location and capacity of the plaza which is limited and not functional, direct connection between playground and plant area, the absence of space marker and the division of sub space in the parking area, the placement of jogging track separated and not connected to the centre of park activity, unattractive culinary area and its forming activities, limited space of sports centre, and unavailability of supporting facilities. Likewise, seen from the aspects of forming quality of the area, the park showed the absence of management concerning the aspect of needs (comfort, relaxation, passive/active engagement, and discovery), user rights (access and ease of achievement, freedom of action, claim, and change), and meaning (legibility, relevance between cultural norms and the user, individual connection, group connection, connection to larger society, biological connection, and connection to other world).

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Phantasmic Devices: Wedding Videos and the Creation of an Imagined Transnational Community by Bulgarian Muslims in Spain

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For the Bulgarian Muslims in Spain wedding videos are a popular device for socializing, overcoming nostalgia and keeping pace with the news and events that take place back home in Bulgaria. The mediatization of the ritual allows an extension of the ritual across time and space. Watching the videos is a re-enactment of the celebration and has become part of the ritual itself. Subsequently, this extension of the ritual through a mediated device has led to its subtle transformations. At the same time, wedding videos and the particular mode of use produce a social effect beyond the structure of the ritual. They contribute to the extending and re-creating of a migrant community that spreads over space transnationally and temporally between the past of home and the present of life in migrancy. Drawing on ethnographic material and using the analytical tools of actor-network theory, the main aim of this paper is to trace the uses and effects of wedding videos for transforming the wedding ritual through postponing and re-enacting it on one hand, and for sustaining the phantasm of an imagined virtual community on the other. The broader problem that this paper seeks to address is the specific role that material devices play for producing social effects for migrant communities.

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Time and History in the Memories of Soviet Generations

Forum , 28(2), pp. 373-394. Čepaitienė, R., 2004. Lietuvių istorinės sąmonės tyrimų perspektyvos: ideologinis problemos lygmuo. Politologija, 35, pp.84-100. Čepaitienė, R., 2007. Sovietmečio atmintis: tarp atmetimo ir nostalgijos. Lituanistika, 53(4), pp.36-50. Horsdal, M., 2012. Telling lives: exploring dimensions of narratives . London and New York: Routledge. Jõesalu, K., 2016. We were the children of a romantic era: nostalgia and the nonideological everyday through the perspective of a ‘Silent Generation’. Journal of Baltic Studies

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Dual-heritage households: Food, culture, and re-membering in Hamilton, New Zealand

: Foodmaking, cookbooks and nostalgia. Cultural Studies Review, 19 (1), 28-49. Voicu, C. D., Gorghiu, G., Anghel, A. and L. Buruleanu (2015). Considerations related to specific topics of food science in school education. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 205, 321-328. 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.09.092 Webber, C. B., Sobal, J. and J. S. Dollahite (2010). Shopping for fruits and vegetables. Food and retail qualities of importance to low-income households at the grocery store. Appetite, 54 (2), 297-303. 10.1016/j.appet.2009.11.015

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Interrogating spaces of and for the dead as ‘alternative space’: cemeteries, corpses and sites of Dark Tourism.

nostalgia industry of the future’ In Theobald, W. (ed.) Global Tourism: The Next Decade , pp. 55-67. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann. Dann, G. (2005) ‘Children of the dark’ In Ashworth, G.J. and R. Hartmann (eds.) Horror and Human Tragedy Revisited: The Management of Sites of Atrocities for Tourism , pp. 233-252. New York: Cognizant Communication Corporation. Deering, B. (2010) ‘From anti-social behaviour to X-rated: Exploring social diversity and conflict in the cemetery’ In Sidaway, J.D. and A. Maddrell (eds.) Deathscapes: Spaces for Death, Dying, Mourning

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On the Construction of 24 Hours Care for the Elderly in the Swiss Media

://www.parlament.ch/de/ratsbetrieb/suchecuria-vista/geschaeft?AffairId=20143637 (04.08.2016). Carreras, Laetitia. 2014. Travailleuses domestiques sans autorisation de séjour : invisibilités multiples et stratégies de résistance. Genève : Editions universitaires europeennes. Dreyfus, Hubert L. und Paul Rabinow. 1987. Michel Foucault. Jenseits von Strukturalismus und Hermeneutik. Frankfurt am Main: Athenäum. Duyvendak, Jan Willem. 2011. The Politics of Home: Belonging and Nostalgia in Western Europe and the United States. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Dyck, Isabel, Pia Kontos, Jan Angus und Patricia McKeever

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Being “Other” in Berlin: German Koreans, Multiraciality, and Diaspora

NYU Press. King-O’Riain R.C. Small S. Mahtani M. Song M. Spickard P 2014 Global mixed race NYU Press Mannur, A., 2007. Culinary nostalgia: Authenticity, nationalism, and diaspora. Melus 32 (4), pp.11-31. 10.1093/melus/32.4.11 Mannur A. 2007 Culinary nostalgia: Authenticity, nationalism, and diaspora Melus 32 4 11 31 Martin, P. 1994. Germany: reluctant land of immigration. Controlling immigration: A global perspective pp.189-225. Martin P. 1994 Germany: reluctant land of immigration Controlling immigration: A

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Stimulating Flexible Citizenship: The Impact of Dutch and Indian Migration Policies on the Lives of Highly Skilled Indian Migrants in the Netherlands

establishing structural social events for Indian expats so that they would “feel at home” and then become “ambassadors” for the city upon leaving. Interview with civil servant, 4 May 2013, The Haag. This is particularly notable because “the politics of home” in the Netherlands have largely concerned the permanent integration of ethnic minorities and a nostalgia for a simpler, pre-multicultural Dutch society ( Duyvendak 2011 ). In contrast to the idea that home is permanent and unchanging, a new policy discourse on making expats feel at home, including sponsoring “Indian

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Rereading Diaspora: Reverberating Voices and Diasporic Listening in Italo-Australian Digital Storytelling

–63) might term ‘difficult listening’ and what I am going to extend here to the term ‘diasporic listening’. Difficult listening in this instance means approaching Racconti as an economy of complex subjects, objects and energies; diasporic listening extends this by dis-locating these ‘everyday’ narratives, rereading them in and out of contexts. Such an approach is inspired by Sventlana Boym’s (1998) work on diasporic intimacy, which she eloquently describes below: Diasporic intimacy does not promise a comforting recovery of identity through shared nostalgia for the lost

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Analysis of the Demand of Dark Tourism: A Case Study in Córdoba (Spain)

. http://cecosam.cordoba.es/es/el-cementerio/habitantes-ilustres Cheal, F. and Griffin, T. (2013) ‘Pilgrims and patriots: Australian tourist experiences at Gallipoli’, International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research 7(3): 227-241. Cousins, K. and Brunt, P. (2002) ‘Terrorism, tourism and the media’, Security Journal 15(1): 19-32. Dann, G. (1994) ‘Tourism: the nostalgia industry of the future’ In Theobald, W. (1994) Global Tourism: The Next Decade, Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann. Dann, G. M. S. (1998) ‘The Dark Side of Tourism

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