Online ethnography

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#Ferguson: Digital protest, hashtag ethnography, and the racial politics of social media in the United States

Authors YARIMAR BONILLA, JONATHAN ROSA
Year 2015
Journal Name American Ethnologist
Citations (WoS) 179
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1 Journal Article

Moving ethnography online: researching Brazilian migrants' online togetherness

Authors Mieke Schrooten
Year 2012
Journal Name ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 20
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2 Journal Article

SOCIAL NETWORK SITES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

Year 2012
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The last few years have witnessed an explosive increase in the use of social networking sites. Today there are over 500 million on Facebook, and 100 million on QQ - the Chinese equivalent, as well as Orkut and Twitter. The primary purpose of this research project is to determine the nature of these sites and assess the challenge they represent to assumptions at the core of social science with regard to the decline in social relations, including the degree to which these sites have been appropriated to alleviate the negative impact of this decline. It will also focus on trends including the shift to older and less affluent users, and key consequences such as the impact on migrants and on separated families which rely on such communications. It will assess recent academic debates regarding the consequence of social networks for political action and activism, the nature of privacy and the public domain. But the research method is holistic and the seven proposed books will include a general re-thinking of core social science theory in the light of this phenomenon as well as monographs on more specific trends in usage and an overall assessment of social and welfare implications. Research has mainly been on the earlier users, mainly college students and focused on the US. But recent trends suggest future growth in older populations and in middle income regions such as Brazil and Turkey. The research consists of 15 months intensive ethnographic participation and observation, appropriate given the intimate nature of these communications. There will be seven ethnographies all based in small town sites. Some aimed at demographic breadth in China, India, Brazil and Turkey others at depth in Romania, Trinidad and the UK. The study will also include long term online participation in the social networking sites themselves with 150 informants from each country. The intensity of ethnographic depth will be matched by a commitment to comparative analysis and generalisation.
3 Project

Media Literacy for Unaccompanied Refugee Youth - A Path to Integration

Year 2017
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According to Eurostat, 2015 saw 90,000 unaccompanied minor asylum seekers register in the EU. Refugee children pose considerable policy challenges: their integration in Europe is of utmost importance. Studies show that while refugee children have IT competences, they lack the ability to make critical media choices, and make informed decisions regarding their well-being. This project builds on the IT knowledge of young refugees in order to further their integration by developing media literacy pedagogic tools. Media literacy education is essential for empowering citizenship, for gaining skills to become drivers of economic growth, and not least to prevent radicalization. Media literacy, a necessary aspect of lifelong learning, enables young people to participate civically, to overcome disadvantage and to represent marginalized and missing voices. For developing these pedagogic tools, the Fellow will first research how unaccompanied minor refugees use digital technology and social media through fieldwork carried out in 3 EU countries. In the second research phase, the Fellow will conduct participatory action research (PAR) in collaboration with an NGO which specializes in PAR with refugee youth. These results will be used to design teaching materials for youth workers and teachers. The project is unique because it brings together the disciplines of education, media literacy and migration studies for offering solutions to a matter of pressing urgency: the integration of unaccompanied minor refugees. This project will serve to widen the professional horizon of the Fellow. She will acquire specific research skills (digital ethnography, participant action research, educational tools design) and transferable skills (PhD supervision, leadership, editorial skills, managing large-scale events). The project will lay the foundations for the Fellow's long-term career goals, and she will be propelled to the forefront of media literacy research.
4 Project

AU PAIRS ON FACEBOOK: Ethnographic use of social media in politicised fields

Authors Karina Marcher Dalgas
Year 2016
Journal Name NORDIC JOURNAL OF MIGRATION RESEARCH
Citations (WoS) 2
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5 Journal Article

Knowledge migration flows in education hubs: Mobile students enrolled at Indian and British branch campuses in the United Arab Emirates

Year 2017
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The provision of higher education is a key priority for countries around the world, given that knowledge production, innovation and skills are crucial for thriving societies and economies. Even though the number of university enrollments is forecast to rise by 21 million between 2011 and 2020, many countries are struggling to meet demand. Thus different types of knowledge migration are emerging, more students are studying abroad and institutions are establishing offshore branch campuses. Research has been conducted on international student migration and transnational education, but nothing is known about the intersection of these two literatures, i.e. instances when both students and institutions cross international borders. EduHubMig addresses the paucity on this topic through the study of international students enrolled at British and Indian branch campuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Statistical analyses of secondary data and an online survey will identify the characteristics and size of this under-studied young migrant group. In addition, a range of qualitative research methods, such as in-depth interviews with students and other stakeholders (n=130), an institutional ethnography of offshore universities and a netnography of the website materials and social media, will uncover the various ways in which different actors shape knowledge flows within education hubs. EduHubMig will enable the Experienced Researcher to develop important new research skills and enhance her career development. The project will provide intensive training and facilitate knowledge exchange between the Experienced Researcher and the colleagues at Utrecht University with whom she shares research interests. The training plan will be closely monitored by her supervisor and supported by dedicated academic and administrative colleagues. The research and excellent training integrated in EduHubMig will help the Experienced Researcher accomplish her career objective of a tenure-track position.
6 Project

EduHubMig: Knowledge migration flows in education hubs: Mobile students enrolled at Indian and British branch campuses in the United Arab Emirates

Year 2017
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The provision of higher education is a key priority for countries around the world, given that knowledge production, innovation and skills are crucial for thriving societies and economies. Even though the number of university enrollments is forecast to rise by 21 million between 2011 and 2020, many countries are struggling to meet demand. Thus different types of knowledge migration are emerging, more students are studying abroad and institutions are establishing offshore branch campuses. Research has been conducted on international student migration and transnational education, but nothing is known about the intersection of these two literatures, i.e. instances when both students and institutions cross international borders. EduHubMig addresses the paucity on this topic through the study of international students enrolled at British and Indian branch campuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Statistical analyses of secondary data and an online survey will identify the characteristics and size of this under-studied young migrant group. In addition, a range of qualitative research methods, such as in-depth interviews with students and other stakeholders (n=130), an institutional ethnography of offshore universities and a netnography of the website materials and social media, will uncover the various ways in which different actors shape knowledge flows within education hubs. EduHubMig will enable the Experienced Researcher to develop important new research skills and enhance her career development. The project will provide intensive training and facilitate knowledge exchange between the Experienced Researcher and the colleagues at Utrecht University with whom she shares research interests. The training plan will be closely monitored by her supervisor and supported by dedicated academic and administrative colleagues. The research and excellent training integrated in EduHubMig will help the Experienced Researcher accomplish her career objective of a tenure-track position.
7 Project

Participant Observation in Migration Studies: An Overview and Some Emerging Issues

Authors Mieke Schrooten, Paolo Boccagni
Book Title Qualitative Research in European Migration Studies
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Literacy as social (media) practice: Refugee youth and native language literacy at school

Authors Martha Bigelow, Kendall A. King, Jenifer Vanek, ...
Year 2017
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS
Citations (WoS) 5
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9 Journal Article

Where's populism? Online media and the diffusion of populist discourses and styles in Portugal

Authors Susana Salgado
Year 2019
Journal Name EUROPEAN POLITICAL SCIENCE
Citations (WoS) 7
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10 Journal Article

Syrian Imaginations of Europe

Year 2017
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Refugees’ attempts to flee to a certain country are usually preceded by imaginations about possible destination countries. These imaginations not only contribute to refugees’ decisions where to seek asylum but also have an effect on how refugees experience realities when they eventually arrive in the destination country. The research project ‘SYRMAGINE – Syrian Imaginations of Europe’ focusses on how Europe is imagined by Syrian refugees settling in Syria’s neighbouring countries and examines how refugees’ imaginations affect their attitudes to seek asylum in European countries. SYRMAGINE understands “geographical imaginations” of Europe as subjective human conceptions of a geographical location and stresses the differences between “imagined regions” and reality. The project adopts an interdisciplinary mixed-method approach combining a large sample of individual surveys, semi-directive interviews and an online ethnography in two recipient and transit countries of Syrian refugees in the Middle East, Lebanon and Turkey. SYRMAGINE contributes to the academic literature on the active role of imaginations in refugees’ decision-making. From a policy perspective, it responds to one of the key priorities of the Horizon 2020 work programme 2016-2017, which is to investigate the governance of migration and asylum. The research is highly time relevant due to the surge of Syrian asylum application in Europe in the last years: Between April 2011 and June 2016, more than one million Syrians have applied for asylum in Europe (UNHCR 2016). The research project has the following three objectives: 1) to investigate the relation between refugees’ imaginations and decision-making and to study how the present country of residence compares to Europe as a destination choice, 2) to examine how refugees inform themselves about social and political realities in European countries and 3) to use these findings to contribute to the development of evidence-based asylum and integration policies.
11 Project

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Authors ANGELIQUE HAUGERUD
Year 2014
Journal Name American Ethnologist
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13 Journal Article

The vitality of social media for establishing a research agenda on black lives and the movement

Authors W. Carson Byrd, Keon L. Gilbert, Joseph B. Richardson
Year 2017
Journal Name ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 4
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14 Journal Article

The Revolution Might Not Be Televised (But It Will Be Lived Streamed): Future Directions for Research on Police-Minority Relations

Authors Sara M. Hockin, Rod K. Brunson
Year 2018
Journal Name RACE AND JUSTICE
Citations (WoS) 5
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15 Journal Article

Sweden: when hate becomes the norm

Authors Katrina Hirvonen
Year 2013
Journal Name RACE & CLASS
Citations (WoS) 12
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16 Journal Article

Lesbian and gay expatriates use of social media to aid acculturation

Authors Ruth McPhail, Ron Fisher
Year 2015
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS
Citations (WoS) 10
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17 Journal Article

Security System for language and image analysis

Year 2014
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Project Slándáil will demonstrate a cost-effective and ethically-correct way in which social media information can be used by an emergency management system. The social media landscape consists of a range of digitized documents in a variety of formats, updated by a diverse and geographically distributed people and organisations. During an emergency, authorities use websites and the population, empowered by social media systems, can broadcast for help or to inform others of their well-being. The burden of search and interpretation in the social media space, however, is largely on the end-users that is the authorities and the citizens. Information obtained during emergencies may contain personal details and the details may or not be correct – there are no protocols for dealing with the ethical and factual provenance of such data. Social media users deploy different modalities of communications, including language, visual icons, and associated meta data. Human beings integrate the information in different modality seamlessly to infer meaning and to make decisions. There are no systems that (a) could aggregate the information in different modalities, and (b) deal with multi-lingual communications during an emergency. Project Slándáil is collaboration of emergency operatives, academics, ethics- and security-oriented NGO and four SMEs. Their common purpose is to make maximum ethical use of the information available in the social media to enhance the performance of emergency management systems. The Project will undertake research in text and image analysis, in ethical and factual provenance of data, together with SMEs specialising in selling systems for social media monitoring and for emergency monitoring. There are experts in human multi-lingual human communication working in the team. This is an Irish-led, Italian, German and British collaboration which will deliver next generation of emergency management systems.
18 Project

Faith Online: Transnational Religious Politics on New Media in India and Europe

Year 2017
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This project explores new media practices in India and its diaspora in Europe, to examine the relations between the expanding Internet media and the political cultures of religious identities in the current moment of globalization. As opposed to understanding new media as discrete channels of communication or an abstract technological context that defines globalization, the project uses a unique conceptual frame of approaching the Internet as an arena of “multiple interfaces”. This frame foregrounds the profound mediation of the Internet media in bringing distinct actors, levels of authority, ideologies and motivations in close confrontation: the nation state, market, diaspora, homeland publics and divergent religious communities. Each project in the proposed program will illuminate one important strand of the interfaces, to ask how these interfaces constitute new mediated spaces of collisions and contiguities, which allow political actors within and beyond the national frontiers to negotiate and collaborate in unprecedented ways. It examines how in turn, the generative capacity of such mediated interfaces has opened up new locations, modulations and means of practice for the political use of religion, especially for interreligious difference as a political concept. It scrutinizes the implications of these developments for relations of sovereignty and citizenship, with a theoretical objective to approach the emerging confluence of religious enterprise, political conservatism and economic liberalization. To achieve the objectives, the study, in a rare methodological move, combines social media network analysis with ethnography of actual people posting the messages on online media.
19 Project

Summarisation and Sentiment Analysis for Evolving Multilingual Media Content

Year 2014
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News aggregators gather thousands of news articles every day from across the world and cluster them into news stories comprising large numbers of articles about the same event. This is even augmented by the increasing amount of information in social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) where mass opinions about news events can be monitored. A promising way to reduce this bulk of highly redundant data is offered by the language technologies known as multi-document text summarisation and sentiment analysis. A major problem is that news articles are in many languages while current technology has mostly dealt with English, and the question of how current research can be applied in a heavily multilingual context has barely been addressed. Most multi-document summarisation research has focused on the news domain and MediaGist will do likewise in order to build on existing techniques and resources. However, summarising posts in social media, representing complementary and unbiased information, will be considered as well. Media professionals, however, will want to go beyond summaries from sources in one language and consider how news events are reported in other countries and from other perspectives. Identifying differences in opinion towards entities and events may provide some clues as the disagreements in reporting across languages. MediaGist will perform multilingual sentiment analysis and will thus make possible the generation of summaries that reveal these disagreements. The goal of MediaGist is to make significant advances in multilingual research so as to extract and present the GIST (the main content and opinions) of online multilingual news and the corresponding content in social media.
20 Project

"Refugee Voices," New Social Media and Politics of Representation: Young Congolese in the Diaspora and Beyond

Authors Marie Godin, Giorgia Dona
Year 2016
Journal Name REFUGE
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21 Journal Article

Work(ing) dynamics of migrant networking among Poles employed in hospitality and food production

Authors Peter Lugosi, Hania Janta, Barbara Wilczek
Year 2016
Journal Name SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 4
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22 Journal Article

An exploration of the interaction between urban human activities and daily traffic conditions: A case study of Toronto, Canada

Authors Wei Huang, Shishuo Xu, Yingwei Yan, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name CITIES
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23 Journal Article

Leveraging Facebook's Advertising Platform to Monitor Stocks of Migrants

Authors Emilio Zagheni, Ingmar Weber, Krishna Gummadi
Year 2017
Journal Name POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 14
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24 Journal Article

Upload. Urban Politics of London Youngsters Analyzed Digitally

Year 2013
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The main aim of the proposed study is to investigate the lived experience of cultural difference among young Londoners (between 12-18 years) of different cultural backgrounds. Internet applications such as the video sharing platform YouTube, the social-networking site Facebook and micro-blog Twitter are taken as entry points to study the juxtaposition of differences in urban, digital representations. I will theorize and produce new empirical knowledge about how digital practices become loci of intercultural encounters. Taking a comparative approach, I focus on the networked belonging of youths from lower-class (often more multicultural) and upper-class (often more homogeneous) London boroughs on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. As digital practices have become a significant part of their life, it is urgent to achieve greater insights in whether their use of Internet applications corroborates pan-European sentiments of failed multiculturalism and ethnic segregation or whether their experiences rather showcase conviviality, cross-cultural exchange and cultural hybridization. Thus far, the ways in which diverse ethnic/gender/religious identities digitally encounter, negotiate and appropriate one another across online/offline spaces have remained understudied. Innovatively bringing new media, gender and postcolonial studies into dialogue; the layered dynamics and user-generated cultural heterogeneity across Internet applications is scrutinized. The proposed study combines large-scale digital methods to study geographically tagged user-generated content, qualitative in-depth interviews with 90 youths and virtual ethnography with 30 young informants.
25 Project

Can online contacts between immigrants and veterans facilitate immigrants' social integration?

Authors Sabina Lissitsa
Year 2016
Journal Name ETHNICITIES
Citations (WoS) 4
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26 Journal Article

UniteEurope: ICT tools and the e-governance of immigrant integration

Year 2012
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UniteEurope; the role of ICT-tools in the E-Governance of Immigrant Integration (FP7 project) UniteEurope aims at giving the main actors of integration – immigrants and members of the host societies – a voice by analysing public Social Media contents generated by citizens. This bottom-up approach allows revealing urban integration issues as they are actually experienced by those concerned. Thereby, the UniteEurope tool is meant to enable local decision makers to identify focal points, but also positive developments, as well as to initiate effective, efficient and sustainable integration measures and policies. An extensive in-depth analysis of urban administration as well as integration issues and measures, mainly gathered by qualitative methods of social research, should serve as the basis for software development. In close cooperation between social scientists and IT-specialists, an integration issue grid model with multi-layer logic patterns will be used for consistent categorisation of relevant integration areas (e.g. education, business, culture, etc.) in cities. Coherent layers with multilingual semantic tags, significant sources and parameters will make up the logical core of the tool. UniteEurope supports operational integration measures and strategic policy development at regional and pan-European level. The UniteEurope team consists of experts in E-Government, Social Media and integration from leading universities and competence centres, as well as system architects, software developers, companies, cities and NGOs from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. The team is counselled by international NGOs dealing with immigration, integration and asylum issues. The UniteEurope project is coordinated by INSET from Austria. The Erasmus University Research team is primarily involved with the social-scientific analysis of integration issues and local integration policies on which the ICT tools for social media analysis are to be developed.
27 Project

Migration Trend Analysis

Year 2019
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Considering the political crises that have taken place in recent years in the Middle East and Northern Africa, and potential trends of the future, further migration trends to Europe are to be expected. In order to assess such developments, new methods for monitoring, early detection and trend analysis of migration movements are needed. This project in particular considers the potential usage of satellite imagery, open sources and (public) social media for this purpose. Objectives: • Analysis of satellite images, to better recognise large-scale movements of people and vehicles • Analysis of a variety of data sources from open sources and (public) social media • Fusion of such information across time and geographic space into a visual medium, in order to analyse potential migration flows towards Europe • Ensure all such efforts are in line with legal and ethical requirements Project Partners: Universität für Weiterbildung Krems (Donau-Universität Krems), Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, SYNYO GmbH, Bundesministerium für Inneres BM.I, Research Institute AG & Co KG, Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung
28 Project

Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics Research Academy

Year 2019
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With a rapidly increasing degree of integration among the European countries, a rising number of events, such as Paris shootings and Brexit, strongly impact the European community and the European digital economy across language and country borders. This development results in a vast amount of event-centric multilingual information available from different communities in the news, on the Web and in social media. Cross-lingual technologies to efficiently access, analyse and interact with this information are of utmost importance for various stakeholder groups across Europe, including digital humanities, memory institutions, publishers, media monitoring companies and journalists. The Cleopatra ITN offers a unique interdisciplinary and intersectoral research and training programme addressing these challenges. The main objectives are to: 1) Facilitate advanced cross-lingual processing of event-centric textual and visual information on a large scale; 2) develop innovative methods for efficient and intuitive user access and interaction with multilingual information; 3) facilitate large-scale analytics of multilingual event-centric information and cross-cultural studies; 4) educate a group of top-level scientists with unique interdisciplinary and intersectoral expertise in multilingual information science who will be enabled to take leading roles in research and industry in the future; and 5) establish an interdisciplinary curriculum for cross-lingual information analytics. The main outcomes of Cleopatra include: 1) novel methods for event-centric cross-lingual processing; 2) highly innovative user interaction paradigms for multilingual information; 3) open large-scale data sets and software components for a variety of EU languages; and 4) an interdisciplinary curriculum and educational materials. Overall, Cleopatra will contribute to the European digital economy in several application domains and strengthen the European position in multilingual information science.
29 Project

New perspectives on ethnic segregation over time and space. A domains approach

Authors Maarten van Ham, T Tammaru
Year 2016
Journal Name URBAN GEOGRAPHY
Citations (WoS) 12
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30 Journal Article

Determinants of ‘Mobilisation’ at Home and Abroad: Analysing the Micro-Foundations of Out-Migration & Mass Protest

Year 2019
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"Connecting theoretical expectations from the migration and protest literatures, we examine: a) whether similar factors drive the choice to migrate and/or protest at the individual level; b) how context affects this mobilisation; c) whether these choices are independent of each other or mutually reinforcing/ undermining. MOBILISE employs a multi-method (nationally representative face-to-face panel surveys, online migrant surveys, protest participant surveys, focus groups, life-history interviews, social media analysis) and a multi-sited research design. It covers Ukraine, Poland, Morocco and Brazil, which have recently witnessed large-scale emigration and protests. It follows migrants from these countries to Germany, the UK and Spain. The project offers four key innovations: it combines protest and migration; it captures all the relevant groups for a comparative study (protesters, migrants, migrant protesters and people who have not engaged in migration or protest); it tracks individuals over time by employing a panel survey; it includes the use of social media data providing real time information on the role of networks and political remittances. These features allow the project to make a major contribution to theory development in both migration and protest studies and offer key insights to policy makers on factors influencing political and economic stability."
31 Project

(Un)Just NeighbourhoodsSocio-Spatial Justice in Urban Neighbourhoods

Year 2018
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Rapid urbanisation, growing process of globalisation, and the neoliberal hegemony have culminated in the omnipresence of socio-spatial inequalities at the neighbourhood scale regarding racial segregation, deprivation, stigmatisation, and degradation. European and North American cities, among others, have initiated neighbourhood-oriented urban redevelopment schemes to mitigate the burden of urban injustice. However, there is no integrated framework to evaluate their achievements, the contribution of urban neighbourhoods to just cities has not been systematically investigated. To address this lacuna, the project conceptualises the idea of (un)just neighbourhoods from socio-spatial justice perspective and develops an evaluation framework for measuring key qualities of socio-spatial justice at the neighbourhood scale. The project employs a methodological bricolage approach to address its interdisciplinary nature. It first theorises (un)just neighbourhoods from two perspectives of intra-neighbourhood and inter-neighbourhood socio-spatial justice. It then proposes an integrated framework, consisting of a set of principles, indicators, and measures, for evaluating neighbourhood-oriented redevelopment schemes. Focusing on two neighbourhoods of Bayview-Hunters Point (San Francisco) and Fruitvale (Oakland), the research critically reflects on the constructed storytelling around socio-spatial justice imposed by the local authorities. The proposed evaluation framework is applied to the case study neighbourhoods through intensive fieldwork to explore whether and to what extent the implemented redevelopment schemes have enhanced socio-spatial justice of the neighbourhoods, or re-produced existing socio-spatial injustice, in both process of interventions and their outcomes. Finally, using recent achievements in digital ethnography, the project documents alternative paths and stories towards achieving greater urban justice practiced by the community coalitions and grassroots.
32 Project

Young adults' linguistic manipulation of English in Bangla in Bangladesh

Authors Shaila Sultana
Year 2014
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND BILINGUALISM
Citations (WoS) 11
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33 Journal Article

The International Register of Academic Job Categories. Facilitating Careers in the European Research Area

Year 2017
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The Proof of Concept INTAC project will create a prototype of an online Register which systematically lists, explains and compares formal job categories and status positions of research- and teaching staff in 575 higher education institutions in France, Germany and Great Britain. It will set up the Register on a public multilingual platform and provide resources for career-relevant decision-making (such as career guidelines, CV templates, visualisation and mapping tools for career tracks and status systems, identifier of job equivalents, a community forum). While international academic mobility is growing at high rates and academic systems are rapidly changing, job-seekers as well as recruiting institutions often grapple with the fact that job and status categories in academic institutions (such as PRAG, Akademische Rätin or Teaching Fellow) are difficult to understand for those coming from other institutions or systems. As a consequence, academics may not recognize the most suitable career paths and academic institutions may not receive the best applications. Responding to a demand from academics, employers, unions, associations and organisations in the higher education sector, the INTAC Register aims to facilitate academic recruitments, make national and international academic job markets more transparent and help academic career planning in the European Research Area. In order to bring the Register to the market, INTAC will create a diversified revenue stream, including regular premium user fees and licensing to academic social media. Future sponsors from the public sector will be invited to commission more institutions, countries and service functions to be included into the Register. INTAC draws on the comparative research of the ERC DISCONEX (“The Discursive Construction of Academic Excellence”) project on categorizations and careers of academic researchers in the UK, France, Germany and the U.S.
34 Project

"Hindi Bayani/Not a Hero": The Linguistic Landscape of Protest in Manila

Authors Jennifer Monje
Year 2017
Journal Name SOCIAL INCLUSION
Citations (WoS) 2
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35 Journal Article

Trauma Studies in the Digital Age: The Impact of Social Media on Trauma Processing in Life Narratives and in Trauma Literature: the Case of Hungary

Year 2016
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The aim of the TRAPRODIG project is to analyse cultural and literary trauma processing in the framework of digital memory studies, particularly in relation to the similarities and differences of collective trauma processing and trauma literature in modern democracies and dictatorships; with a special trans-cultural focus on the case of Hungary as a post-socialist country with unresolved twentieth century collective traumas and on life narratives of Hungarian migrants in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom. The interdisciplinary scientific goal of the project is to introduce the concept of “digital (cultural and literary) trauma processing” and develop the scientific field of “digital trauma studies” at the intersection of digital memory studies and cultural trauma studies; based on the outcomes of the two way knowledge transfer in the training-through research of the applicant, who is an expert on literary and cultural trauma studies, at the leading research centre of cultural and digital memory studies at the University of Amsterdam. The TRAPRODIG project is of clear relevance to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions programme as it will contribute to a better understanding of the link of current cultural developments to the collective traumas of the past in post-socialist countries; it draws attention to the voices of contemporary migrants within the European cultural framework; and it will also add significantly to the mapping of trauma literature and life narratives in Europe by analysing how the 21st century digital environment influences both personal and collective trauma processing in local, national and trans-national communities within Europe.
36 Project

Exploring the beneficial effects of social networking site use on Chinese students’ perceptions of social capital and psychological well-being in Germany

Authors Hua Pang
Year 2018
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS
Citations (WoS) 2
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37 Journal Article

Tensions and Rewards: Behind the Scenes in a Cross-Cultural Student-Staff Partnership

Authors Bonnie Rose Stanway, Yiyuan Cao, Tony Cannell, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name JOURNAL OF STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
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38 Journal Article

Muslim American Activism in the Age of Trump

Authors Grace Yukich
Year 2018
Journal Name SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
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39 Journal Article

Where the Wild Things Are: Fear of Islam and the Anti-Refugee Rhetoric in Hungary and in Poland

Authors Elżbieta M. Goździak, Péter Márton
Year 2018
Journal Name Central and Eastern European Migration Review
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40 Journal Article

A Survey of Emergent Digital Literacy Inside the Homes of Latino Immigrants in California

Authors Jose A. (Tony) Torralba
Year 2015
Journal Name JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION
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41 Journal Article

Sharing Age A Sharing Approach to Promoting Science

Year 2012
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'Although the EU has been funding superb health research, the general public who stand to benefit most, are frequently unaware of the research that is conducted on their behalf. Communications are becoming more social, digital and interactive. We propose a Sharing Approach to Promoting Science (ASAPS) that sets us apart from others because we aim to engage our audience from the outset and embed them in the creation of idea and content. We will use digital technologies, social media, user-experience design, and multiplatform story telling to increase the visibility of collaborative Europe wide aging research and technology development, that has real relevance for the general public. One of the primary ways in which older adults use the internet is to educate themselves regarding their health. We will deliver a sustainable digital platform, an interactive website, a multi-lingual package of films (3 viral films, 3 shorts, a 60 minute documentary), mobile apps, events and to address the digital divide more traditional media. Our approach is innovative and our consortium comprising, aging experts, world class scientists, a European network representing 160 ageing organizations with access to 28 million people over 50, award winning media professionals including a creative communications agency, a digital design company (specialists in interaction design for social web) and an award-winning factual film production are perfectly qualified to deliver our innovative Sharing Age campaign.'
42 Project

East-Asian Buddhism in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Year 2018
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Explorations of Buddhism in Africa are very few and have been so far conducted at the introductory level. Moreover, in the field of religious studies there is still a marked tendency to reduce the globalization of Buddhism to its worldwide missionary activities, and to neglect crucial factors such as the impact of deterritorialization and hybridization. BUDDHISMAFRICA aims to break new ground in this field of research by approaching these dynamics from an interdisciplinary perspective at the intersection of religious studies, sociology, anthropology, media studies, African studies, East Asian studies, gender studies, and global studies, as to provide for the first time a comprehensive and detailed analysis of East Asian Buddhism in South Africa, with a focus in the post-apartheid period (1994-present). BUDDHISMAFRICA has three research objectives, which will be pursued through ethnographic (participant observation, in-depth interviews) and archival research: 1) To analyze the trajectory of East Asian Buddhism in South Africa and its hybridization at the organizational/individual level. 2) To investigate the degree in which East Asian Buddhism has been able to reach out to black people, and to provide them with maps to navigate race and cultural identity. 3) To clarify the impact of informal spiritualities related to East Asian Buddhism on the South African religious context. BUDDHISMAFRICA will disseminate the research findings through peer-reviewed open-access publications (two articles and one monograph), an international workshop (and the publication of its proceedings), public talks for non-specialists, and project updates through the traditional/social media. Moreover, BUDDHISMAFRICA has put in place a detailed training program that is aimed, in collaboration with the supervisor/internal advisors and through the participation in dedicated workshops, to develop the applicant’s interdisciplinary, research management, teaching, and interview skills.
43 Project

The Role of Digital Skills in the Formation of Generalized Trust Among Latinos and African Americans in the United States

Authors Jessica Lavariega Monforti, Jose Marichal
Year 2014
Journal Name SOCIAL SCIENCE COMPUTER REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 2
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44 Journal Article

Cultural and academic adjustment of refugee youth: Introduction to the special issue

Authors Jody Lynn McBrien, Karen Dooley, D Birman
Year 2017
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS
Citations (WoS) 1
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45 Journal Article

Data for Development: the implications of new types of digital data for international development

Year 2014
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The current exponential increase in the use of digital communication technologies in low and middle income countries has the potential to make their citizens a rich mine of information about health interventions, human mobility, conflict and violence, technology adoption, communication dynamics and financial behaviour. However, the default mode is currently for this to happen without their informed consent or involvement, and without ethical and normative frameworks to ensure data protection or to weigh the risks against the benefits. This proposed research will explore the implications of ‘data for development' – the use of new types of digital data, for example from mobile phone traces or social media activity, to shape development interventions by governments and international institutions. The research is specifically concerned with how the availability of such data is drawing new actors and institutions into the field of international development; how development organisations are dealing with the ethics of privacy and data protection in this context, and how the potential benefits of knowing more about developing-country populations are being weighed against the risks of being able to track and identify individuals and groups. The research will take an ethnographic perspective focusing on three groups: the individuals producing the data, the organisations and institutions using it, and the policymakers and technology firms dealing with the technical and regulatory aspects of data production and storage. Through three case studies it will look at such issues as the framing of privacy in a developing-country context; models for participatory consent on the part of users; location-specific aspects of technology design and architectures, and the theoretical debates emerging around 'data for development' as a new facet of technology in the international development sphere.
46 Project

Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms

Year 2017
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This project explores the economic, social, institutional and policy factors that have shaped the impacts of free movement in the EU and public debates about it. The project has three goals. First, to generate a deeper understanding of the nature and impacts of intra-EU mobility, focusing in particular on how countries’ institutional and policy environments shape the impacts of free movement on individuals, households, labour markets, public services and public finances. Second, to assess how political and media narratives about intra-EU mobility are formed, focusing on the role of traditional and social media, political discourse, and influential participants in public debates. Third, to evaluate the relationship between real and perceived impacts, examining the factors that drive realities and misperceptions about free movement and why these debates have unfolded in different ways across the EU. Research methods range from content analysis based on machine-learning techniques to multi-wave panel and survey experiments to theoretical and empirical analysis of the role of institutions and norms in shaping free movement and public debates about it. Project Partners: Budapest Business School, European Journalism Centre, Uppsala University, Pompeu Fabra University, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, University of Vienna, Maastricht University, TNS Opinion, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, King Juan Carlos University, University of Gothenburg, Migration Policy Institute Europe
47 Project

Gulag Echoes in the “multicultural prison”: historical and geographical influences on the identity and politics of ethnic minority prisoners in the communist successor states of Russia Europe.

Year 2018
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'The project will examine the impact of the system of penality developed in the Soviet gulag on the ethnic identification and political radicalisation of prisoners in the Soviet Union and the communist successor states of Europe today. It is informed by the proposition that prisons are sites of ethnic identity construction but that the processes involved vary within and between states. In the project, the focus is on the extent to which particular 'prison-styles' affect the social relationships, self-identification and political association of ethnic minority prisoners. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the communist successor states all set about reforming their prison systems to bring them into line with international and European norms. However, all to a lesser or greater extent still have legacies of the system gestated in the Soviet Gulag and exported to East-Central-Europe after WWII. These may include the internal organisation of penal space, a collectivist approach to prisoner management, penal labour and, as in Russian case, a geographical distribution of the penal estate that results in prisoners being sent excessively long distances to serve their sentences. It is the how these legacies, interacting with other forces (including official and popular discourses, formal policy and individual life-histories) transform, confirm, and suppress the ethnic identification of prisoners that the project seeks to excavate. It will use a mixed method approach to answer research questions, including interviews with ex-prisoners and prisoners' families, the use of archival and documentary sources and social media. The research will use case studies to analyze the experiences of ethnic minority prisoners over time and through space. These provisionally will be Chechens, Tartars, Ukrainians, Estonians, migrant Uzbek and Tadjik workers and Roma and the country case studies are the Russian Federation, Georgia and Romania.'
48 Project

Awareness and Prevention Solutions against Graffiti Vandalism in Public Areas and Transport

Year 2014
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Graffiti is an omnipresent phenomenon all over Europe ranging from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. Even if there are artful masterpieces graffiti without the property owner's permission is commonly considered as disfigurement of public areas and transport, causing hundreds of millions of euros removal costs and the usage of tons of harmful chemicals each year. Furthermore scribbles often contain racist, homophobic or discriminatory content. Surroundings affected by extensive illegal graffiti produce feelings of insecurity among citizens and generate serious negative effects on a social, cultural and economic level. Graffolution aims at contributing to counteracting the increase of graffiti vandalism focusing on smart awareness and prevention solutions for all affected stakeholder groups summarised on an innovative web based platform. Graffolution will provide an extensive “Collaborative Knowledge Base” empowering city administrations, public transport services and law enforcement agencies to share statistics, knowledge, good practices and prevention strategies using intuitive modules and cooperation features. Additionally, the Graffolution platform will contain an interactive “Open Information Hub” addressing local communities, citizens and sprayers to strengthen public awareness and enforce the prevention of illegal spraying activities, using effectual tools and visualisations. Through the integration of social media features and channels young people and especially the sprayer community will be reached. The Graffolution project will lead to elementary research results and joint approaches integrating all interest groups to reduce illegal Graffiti in Europe with a strong pioneering nature in a global context. The created web platform will serve as a central instance against graffiti vandalism for all experts, stakeholders and citizens being expandable with future data, apps and effective solutions that supports artistic expression while preserving public and private property and safety.
50 Project

Social sensing of urban land use based on analysis of Twitter users' mobility patterns

Authors Aiman Soliman, Shaowen Wang, Kiumars Soltani, ...
Year 2017
Journal Name PLOS ONE
Citations (WoS) 11
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51 Journal Article

Multi-modal Context Modelling for Machine Translation

Year 2016
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Automatically translating human language has been a long sought-after goal in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP). Machine Translation (MT) can significantly lower communication barriers, with enormous potential for positive social and economic impact. The dominant paradigm is Statistical Machine Translation (SMT), which learns to translate from human-translated examples. Human translators have access to a number of contextual cues beyond the actual segment to translate when performing translation, for example images associated with the text and related documents. SMT systems, however, completely disregard any form of non-textual context and make little or no reference to wider surrounding textual content. This results in translations that miss relevant information or convey incorrect meaning. Such issues drastically affect reading comprehension and may make translations useless. This is especially critical for user-generated content such as social media posts -- which are often short and contain non-standard language -- but applies to a wide range of text types. The novel and ambitious idea in this proposal is to devise methods and algorithms to exploit global multi-modal information for context modelling in SMT. This will require a significantly disruptive approach with new ways to acquire multilingual multi-modal representations, and new machine learning and inference algorithms that can process rich context models. The focus will be on three context types: global textual content from the document and related texts, visual cues from images and metadata including topic, date, author, source. As test beds, two challenging user-generated datasets will be used: Twitter posts and product reviews. This highly interdisciplinary research proposal draws expertise from NLP, Computer Vision and Machine Learning and claims that appropriate modelling of multi-modal context is key to achieve a new breakthrough in SMT, regardless of language pair and text type.
52 Project

The Future of EU-Turkey Relations. Mapping Dynamics and Testing Scenarios

Year 2016
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The EU and Turkey face mounting challenges both in relation to one another and internationally. The EU is confronted with an economic crisis which is likely to make differentiation a growing phenomenon. Turkey faces polarisation between different political forces, the state and civil society. The neighbourhood is unravelling to the east and south and a power shift is under way at global level. This questions the regional roles of Turkey and the EU. Accordingly, FEUTURE – a consortium of 13 experienced universities and think tanks from the EU, Turkey and the neighbourhood – aims to: (1) map the dynamics of EU-Turkey relations as to underlying narratives and thematic drivers; (2) substantiate most likely future scenario(s) and assess its implications; (3) draw policy recommendations. FEUTURE provides excellence and pursues an ambitious, inspiring and innovative programme in a three-phased structure of elaboration, exploration and extrapolation. It applies an inter-temporal, interdisciplinary and international approach by analysing drivers within six thematic dimensions (politics, security, economics, energy, migration, identity) and across four levels of analysis (EU, Turkey, neighbourhood, global). Phases 1 and 2 culminate in an extrapolation phase in which FEUTURE integrates new knowledge and tests the implications of 3 ideal-type future scenarios for EU-Turkey relations: conflict, cooperation and convergence. We engage in a trans-disciplinary exchange within an elite survey and with the knowledge-user community from the four levels of analysis exploiting the full range of virtual and social media as well as traditional means. FEUTURE’s work plan guarantees coherence of its research approach by streamlining work in one conceptual, one synthesis, two organisational and six thematic work packages. Joint WP meetings and three FEUTURE conferences assure intensive horizontal exchange. FEUTURE will achieve academic, practical and structural impact beyond the project.
53 Project

FEUTURE: The Future of EU-Turkey Relations. Mapping Dynamics and Testing Scenarios

Year 2016
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The EU and Turkey face mounting challenges both in relation to one another and internationally. The EU is confronted with an economic crisis which is likely to make differentiation a growing phenomenon. Turkey faces polarisation between different political forces, the state and civil society. The neighbourhood is unravelling to the east and south and a power shift is under way at global level. This questions the regional roles of Turkey and the EU. Accordingly, FEUTURE – a consortium of 13 experienced universities and think tanks from the EU, Turkey and the neighbourhood – aims to: (1) map the dynamics of EU-Turkey relations as to underlying narratives and thematic drivers; (2) substantiate most likely future scenario(s) and assess its implications; (3) draw policy recommendations. FEUTURE provides excellence and pursues an ambitious, inspiring and innovative programme in a three-phased structure of elaboration, exploration and extrapolation. It applies an inter-temporal, interdisciplinary and international approach by analysing drivers within six thematic dimensions (politics, security, economics, energy, migration, identity) and across four levels of analysis (EU, Turkey, neighbourhood, global). Phases 1 and 2 culminate in an extrapolation phase in which FEUTURE integrates new knowledge and tests the implications of 3 ideal-type future scenarios for EU-Turkey relations: conflict, cooperation and convergence. We engage in a trans-disciplinary exchange within an elite survey and with the knowledge-user community from the four levels of analysis exploiting the full range of virtual and social media as well as traditional means. FEUTURE’s work plan guarantees coherence of its research approach by streamlining work in one conceptual, one synthesis, two organisational and six thematic work packages. Joint WP meetings and three FEUTURE conferences assure intensive horizontal exchange. FEUTURE will achieve academic, practical and structural impact beyond the project.
54 Project

A new day for Latinos?

Authors Lourdes Torres
Year 2013
Journal Name LATINO STUDIES
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55 Journal Article

Methodological and Ethical Dilemmas in Research Among Smuggled Migrants

Authors Veronika Bilger, Ilse van Liempt
Book Title Qualitative Research in European Migration Studies
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56 Book Chapter

The Interview in Migration Studies: A Step towards a Dialogue and Knowledge Co-production?

Authors Violetta Zentai, Olena Fedyuk
Book Title Qualitative Research in European Migration Studies
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57 Book Chapter

Introduction: Preparing the Way for Qualitative Research in Migration Studies

Authors Evren Yalaz, Ricard Zapata-Barrero
Book Title Qualitative Research in European Migration Studies
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58 Book Chapter

Dismantling the deportation nation

Authors Lourdes Torres
Year 2014
Journal Name LATINO STUDIES
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59 Journal Article

Incremental Changes Are not Enough – Voting Rights Are a Matter of Democratic Principle

Authors Tony Venables
Book Title Debating European Citizenship
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60 Book Chapter

Speaking Truth to Power? Why Civil Society, Beyond Academia, Remains Marginal in EU Migration Policy

Authors Ann Singleton
Book Title Integrating Immigrants in Europe
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61 Book Chapter

Protest Against the Reception of Asylum Seekers in Austria

Authors Sieglinde Rosenberger, Miriam Haselbacher
Book Title Protest Movements in Asylum and Deportation
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62 Book Chapter

The nation-family: Intimate encounters and genealogical perversion in Armenia

Authors TAMAR SHIRINIAN
Year 2018
Journal Name American Ethnologist
Citations (WoS) 2
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63 Journal Article

Using Internet search data to examine the relationship between anti-Muslim and pro-ISIS sentiment in U.S. counties

Authors Christopher A. Bail, Friedolin Merhout, Peng Ding
Year 2018
Journal Name SCIENCE ADVANCES
Citations (WoS) 1
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64 Journal Article

Is Spain Becoming a Country of Emigration Again? Data Evidence and Public Responses

Authors Elisa Brey, Anastasia Bermudez
Book Title South-North Migration of EU Citizens in Times of Crisis
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65 Book Chapter
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