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Reviewer Natalia Bloch

#381 Friendship in the times of pandemic: empathy, care and sharing among highly skilled migrant women in Norway

The pandemic crisis created a context in which highly skilled migrant women realized the importance of having friends in the local community to cope with the restrictions imposed in the relation to pandemic. The situation of being physically stuck in...
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Reviewer Natalia Bloch

#344 Not-so-empty meeting grounds. Encounters across difference in the informal tourism sector in India

Kristin Lozanski, in her paper “Defining ‘Real India’: Representations of Authenticity in Independent Travel” (2010), argues that the natives whom tourists want to “befriend” cannot be just any natives – relationship with tourism service providers will be seen as commercial...
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Reviewer Natalia Bloch

#336 Transformative Encounters: Guided tours and guidebooks as tools to move beyond multicultural tolerance

In bringing people together that otherwise might have little more than passing contact with one another, tourism has been widely appreciated for its educational potential to transform mindsets by exposing both ‘tourists’ and ‘locals’ to diverse perspectives on, and ways...
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Reviewer Natalia Bloch

#314 Caring for people through caring for plants: A therapeutic gardening project for refugees and asylum seekers in Manchester, UK

Refugees and asylum seekers in the UK often lead precarious lives, subject to opaque bureaucratic and legal processes, which compound traumas from the country of origin. In this context, the Growing Together project seeks to create a therapeutic space operating...
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Reviewer Natalia Bloch

#275 Temporal Encounters: Crisis, Migration and Futures in Iceland

In Iceland, the economic crisis is once again looming large on the horizon. Although it resides in the realm of imagined and possible, its locally contextualized presentiments already affect social understandings and actions. The current matters, lived experiences and different...