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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

—a kind of “bodily capital” ( Wacquant 1995 ) there for all to see. Always. By appropriating the public narrative of the ranaviru , the veterans tap into an already existing and socially recognized story line that is rooted in the nation's ancient

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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

for the Assir movement was enabled by the urban ecology in Sidon and the internal crises in Lebanon's Sunni political and religious establishment that for a brief period shifted the moral leadership of the Sunnis from the elites in the capital of

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Rwandan Women No More

Female Génocidaires in the Aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

Erin Jessee

Since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the current government has arrested approximately 130,000 civilians who were suspected of criminal responsibility. An estimated 2,000 were women, a cohort that remains rarely researched through an ethnographic lens. This article begins to address this oversight by analyzing ethnographic encounters with 8 confessed or convicted female génocidaires from around Rwanda. These encounters reveal that female génocidaires believe they endure gender-based discrimination for having violated taboos that determine appropriate conduct for Rwandan women. However, only female génocidaires with minimal education, wealth, and social capital referenced this gender-based discrimination to minimize their crimes and assert claims of victimization. Conversely, female elites who helped incite the genocide framed their victimization in terms of political betrayal and victor’s justice. This difference is likely informed by the female elites’ participation in the political processes that made the genocide possible, as well as historical precedence for leniency where female elites are concerned.

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Guarding the Body

Private Security Work in Rio de Janeiro

Erika Robb Larkins

have a “‘natural’ or ‘raw’ talent that needs to be ‘sanitized’ through western training” (2016: 820). In the present case, the guards I studied learned to perform acceptable or sanitized versions of what Loïc Wacquant calls “bodily capital” at the

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"Our Future Is Already in Jeopardy"

Duress and the Palimpsest of Violence of Two CAR Student Refugees in the DRC

Maria Catherina Wilson Janssens

. 2014 ). 3 The Séléka took over the capital on 24 March 2013. Soon after, differences between the heads of the different groups that constituted the Séléka came to the fore, and the coalition began to disintegrate. Nowadays, the Séléka continues to

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Alena Minchenia

protest communities and their preventive detention by the police), having a distinct symbolic capital within Belarusian protest communities and an access to the protest economy. I use the concept “protest economy” to define a part of aid economy that is

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Atmospheres beyond the Conflict City/Ordinary City Divide

Sara Fregonese

place” in our quiet London neighborhood in summer, without university students, and in the capital city that was preparing to host the Olympic Games the following year. I watched the live news and scrolled Twitter—at the time, a vital source of breaking

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

This article takes its departure in a group of women who are married to imprisoned rebel suspects in Manila, the Philippine capital. The women originate from Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago, the country's southern region, where the Muslim

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Corinna Mullin and Ian Patel

transitional justice as a global and state-sanctioned normative force designed to regulate and discipline societies on behalf of capital and elite political configurations ( An-Na’im 2013 ; Madlingozi 2010 ; Mutua 2012 ; Patel 2012 ). These scholars argue

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Processes of Territorialization in Mexico

Indigenous Government, Violence, and Comunalidad

Philipp Wolfesberger

the capital Oaxaca and famous for its music school and community orchestra, follows a system of General Assembly and participative communal decision-making based on what local indigenous intellectuals call comunalidad (see Díaz 2007 ; Esteva and