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Paul Hebinck

impact biodiversity. These assumptions also easily appear as ‘received wisdom’ 2 or resting on a conceptual understanding that there is only one nature. 3 The one-nature discourse potentially ignores that there are other, contrasting and contesting interpretations of nature, which, in turn, motivate

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Karsten Giese and Kelly Si Miao Liang

, were all organised along the lines of birthplace-based social networks and ethnic segregations. The pushcart labourers and unlicensed taxi drivers were mostly from villages in Henan, a densely populated inland province where living standards are significantly lower than in coastal China. Newcomers to

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Rebekka von Mallinckrodt

1 Boyle’s Dilemma A history of the senses cannot be written detached from social relations and value systems, as Constance Classen wrote in 2012: “To understand the sensory life of a society one must look at the cultural values that inform its ways of sensing the world.” 2 These hierarchies

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Kathryn St. Ours

neither the interests of the animal per se nor those of science. In this sense, therefore, these authentic, tangible, living beings might be considered surrealist objects, that is, natural objects that undergo a role change and which, through framing, are intended to unlock human drives and to explore

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Marília dos Santos Lopes

, Unknown Portuguese Master (c. 1510–1520). Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisboa, Portugal. To the European voyagers it seemed obvious that the Brazilian peoples were living a life of sin: “Vices of the flesh (incest at the top of the list, in addition to polygamy and concubinage), nudity, sloth

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Annika Raapke

fever.” 50 Roland attributed this intense reaction to his being responsible for sick people in a society where he had, as yet, no place and standing. Reflecting on his vulnerability, he pondered the general health hazards of Caribbean life – and then told his mother about some concrete changes he had

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Roger Greatrex

returned his licence for cancellation ( jiaoxiao 繳銷). Thereafter, Chen remained in Canton and attempted to earn a living. By July 1823 he was in dire straits ( qiongku nandu 窮苦難度) and thought of trading with Fairlie. Knowing that Fairlie shipped opium he came up with the idea of making money trafficking

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Krisztina Arany

to both male and female heirs and citizens’ widows, and secondly, marrying one of these widows conferred urban citizenship, occasionally resulting in a wide age gap between the spouses. 75 The south Germans had a continuous presence in Buda and in the economic life of the kingdom throughout the

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Nicholas A. Robins

, but they also ensured that native Andeans were available to labor for, and be spiritually indoctrinated by, their new rulers. The assault on their life ways was comprehensive, systematic and relentless, as people struggled to cope, and survive, in what was in many ways a “new world” for them as well

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Hailian Chen

1 Introduction Materials that form objects or things play an essential role in everyday life. Through empirical observations and practices, our ancestors were enabled to select suitable materials for specific manufacturing purposes. In China, there had been a diversity of material choices