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The Chaco Skies

A Socio-cultural History of Power Relations

Alejandro Martín López and Agustina Altman

the cosmos to be inhabited by multiple human and non-human societies, bound together by asymmetric power relations. Due to the brightness of many of its manifestations, the celestial space is seen as an environment populated by quite powerful, fecund

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The Religious Foundations of Capoeira Angola

The Cosmopolitics of an Apparently Non-religious Practice

Sergio González Varela

, as Cobra Mansa told me, capoeira was not only an art but also a form of survival skill to help face a hostile social environment. Although today this hostile environment has changed to some degree, the deceptive attitudes that capoeira leaders embody

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Stacy M. K. George

the Tea Party utilizes religion. In addition to establishing a moral foundation built on conservative Christian principles, the TP movement is able to create a situational environment (as described by IR theory) based on religious symbols, emotional

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War Veterans and the Construction of Citizenship Categories

Nikkie Wiegink, Ralph Sprenkels, and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

struggles to argue for a wider conceptualization of citizenship negotiations in African contexts to include the institutional environments and particular histories of the actors involved. Combined, the articles in this special section contribute to recent

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To Be or Not to Be a Hero

Recognition and Citizenship among Disabled Veterans of the Sri Lankan Army

Matti Weisdorf and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

restored. People displaced, dispossessed, and impaired by war had to be supported in rebuilding livelihoods in a vastly transformed social environment. Land had to be cleared of mines, property claims settled, and the infrastructure rehabilitated to

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The Generative Power of Political Emotions

Mette-Louise Johansen, Therese Sandrup, and Nerina Weiss

reevaluating and defining the political environment. In Johansen’s study of the Danish police force, the indeterminacy of moral outrage is extremely problematic when the emotion is approached and managed in the form of its negative potentiality. Emerging as

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A Ritual Demystified

The Work of Anti-wonder among Sufi Reformists and Traditionalists in a Macedonian Roma Neighborhood

Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic

was not anomalous as it encapsulated an environment of ritual iconoclasm, demystification, and anti-wonder, precipitated by a configuration of socialist secularism and dogmatic Islamic theologies over the last hundred years of Macedonian history

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Matthew Carey, Ida Nielsen Sølvhøj, Eve Monique Zucker, Younes Saramifar, and Louis Frankenthaler

capital of Reggio Calabria. It is here that Pipyrou carried out the bulk of her fieldwork, exploring Grecanici identity, relatedness and governance in a southern Italian institutional environment radically restructured by the European Union but nonetheless

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Navigating the Politics of Anxiety

Moral Outrage, Responsiveness, and State Accountability in Denmark

Mette-Louise Johansen

leave the individual vulnerable and at risk of recruitment into a radicalized environment (see also Atran 2016 ). Targeted individuals in the CVE program were offered psychological counseling and mentor support designed to enhance their feelings of

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The White Cotton Robe

Charisma and Clothes in Tibetan Buddhism Today

Magdalena Maria Turek

his oratory skill in imparting instructions punctuated by his perfectly timed, provocative laughter. The remote environment is another device in this spectacle of charisma. The isolated area where Tsültrim Tarchin chose to live and where he founded his