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IV. Intersecting Conflict and Change “[…] I can see no limit to the amount of change, to the beauty and infinite complexity of the coadapta- tions between all organic beings, one with another and with their physical conditions of life […].” Darwin, Charles (2008 [1859]) On the Origin of Species, Oxford, p.84 “The members of a plant community adapt them- selves to one another as all living things adapt themselves to their environment, but there is no conflict between them because they are not con- scious. Competition takes the form of conflict or rivalry

II. Domain-Specific Narratives of Conflict “The litany of the myth is by now familiar: a condi- tion of violent and rapid change, unprecedented in the history of mankind, has produced a […] moral and political crisis of such dimensions that catastrophe is surely imminent […]. Before it is too late society must rid itself of outmoded sentiment, thought, technique; and, if in order to prepare for its impending deliverance, it must be ready to make tabula rasa, the architect, as key figure in this transformation, must be prepared to assume the historical

Interaction, Space and Control

9 Introduction: Negotiating Urban Conflicts If city life is understood as a complex composition of strangers among strang- ers, difference, conflict, and compromise are not only—and inevitably— defining features of this particular place. They are also, and have to be, car- ried out in spatial terms based on and tied into a specific politics of space. It is above all in cities that the spatial practices of social actors and institutions —and thus highly divergent spatial politics—come up against one another. Cities have always been arenas of social and

Conflicting Frames of Reference Environmental Changes in Coastal Indonesia CHRISTIAN REICHEL, SOFIE ELENA MARTENS AND ARNE HARMS INTRODUCTION Marine ecosystems worldwide are degrading at a rapid scale as a result of an- thropogenic factors, such as overfishing, increasing pollution, and the impacts of global climate change. In many locations, these factors have caused radical de- clines in targeted fish stocks and shifts in fish size and species composition, sometimes leading to the collapse of coastal and oceanic fisheries (Hughes et al. 2005

Memories in Conflict Remembering the Par tisans, the Second World War and Bleiburg in Croatia Aleksandar Jakir (Split) A newly published book called Anti-Fascist Split (2010) on the anti-fascist struggle in Split, the capital of Dalmatia, states that in a city which then had about 43,000 inhabitants, about “12,500 armed fighters” and Partisans, including 6,150 youths and 1,130 women, fought bravely, and all in all “18,000 citizens actively collaborated in the resistance movement” (cf. preface: XIII). On several hundred pages, the book gives a detailed

2 Conflicts of Timing 2.1 JOEL ZWICK’S MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING Most people know My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) as a Greek-American romantic comedy “about ethnic identity and last-chance romance” (Kehr n. pag.). Set in Chicago, My Big Fat Greek Wedding narrates how 30-year-old Toula Portokalos falls in love with Ian Miller, an American upper middle- class university teacher, who is willing to put up with Toula’s exuberant Greek family and teaches her the value of her cultural heritage. Besides the underlying story of culture clash between

Perspectives across Asia

Labour Conflict and Everyday Violence as “Revolution”? Barcelona, 1919-23 FLORIAN GRAFL 1. INTRODUCTION In 1910, a former Civil Governor of Barcelona, Angel Ossorio, wrote: “Barcelo- na is a place where revolution is always ready to take place“.1 What he was obviously referring to were mainly the events of late July 1909, when a local protest against the unpopular war fought by the Spanish army in Morocco had led to a week of street fighting and incendiarism in Barcelona.2 These struggles, in which about hundred people lost their

283 Sri Lanka – Friedensentwicklung im »Protracted Conflict« »Donor assistance was an integral part of the construction of this fragmented state. Right throughout the post-independence period, donor support was never apolitical.« (Sunil Bastian) Eingangs habe ich meine Entscheidung, Sri Lanka als Fallstudie heraus- zuarbeiten und darzulegen, mit der besonderen Relevanz begründet, die der sri-lankische Konflikt für den Prozess der Verbindung von »Ent- wicklung« und »Sicherheit« hat. Das und in welcher Weise Sri Lanka diese Bedeutung tatsächlich zukommt