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Albert I. Baumgarten

and may eat the food that is offered to him. Sacrifice is a communal feast. Theoretically, the people of Israel never eat meat except in God's company, in his house and with his blessing. They have been singled out for the honour of being consecrated

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Rematerializing Martyrs and the Missing Soldiers of the Iran-Iraq War

Sana Chavoshian

Chavoshian Later, a girl among them picked up some sweets from the gravestone and distributed them among the visitors. Such distribution of food for the purpose of a religious promise ( nadhr ) is a well-known custom among women at shrines or in women

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The Elsewhere beyond Religious Concerns

Annalisa Butticci and Amira Mittermaier

in Revolutionary Times , she shows how pious volunteers distributing food in Cairo's slums are guided by their hope for a place in paradise. It is that other place that directs them in the here and now. It is paradise that drives them into the slums

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Julián Antonio Moraga Riquelme, Leslie E. Sponsel, Katrien Pype, Diana Riboli, Ellen Lewin, Marina Pignatelli, Katherine Swancutt, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Sergio González Varela, Eugenia Roussou, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Miho Ishii, Markus Balkenhol, and Marcelo González Gálvez

mythical cultural hero. Following an account of the present and the past, Salas Carreño shows us the relationship between the types of dead and the construction of Andean kinship. Describing the practices of food provision and co-existence between the

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

.’” Demopoulos also instructs inexperienced street preachers to practice at locations where people are unable to leave. As he writes, many preachers “have ‘cut there [ sic ] teeth’ where people have had to wait in line outside along the street to get into a food

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Talal Asad

Talal Asad, Jonathan Boyarin, Nadia Fadil, Hussein Ali Agrama, Donovan O. Schaefer, and Ananda Abeysekara

leads to many deaths and much suffering in the poorer classes because of their overcrowded habitations and their practical inability to purchase food or seek medical help. Understanding the global temporalities of our crisis-ridden world calls for the

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

contract overseas. Initially, the other residents of the house continued their daily activities, preparing food and getting the children ready for school, while Amira sat down with me and dutifully answered my questions. Gradually, the other women began

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

book offers much food for thought also to future humanitarian actors. Nina Gren Lund University Peaceful Selves: Personhood, Nationhood, and the Post-Conflict Moment in Rwanda , By Laura Eramian. New York: Berghahn Books, 2019. 202 pp. 3

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

Public Protest and Community-Building in Post–Economic Collapse Iceland

Timothy Heffernan

site continues to be a space of social and political significance, where collective action gives rise to a sense of togetherness and kin are seen to “participate intrinsically in each other's existence” through the sharing of time, food, discourse and

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Emergent Police States

Racialized Pacification and Police Moralism from Rio's Favelas to Bolsonaro

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

residents. This was made abundantly clear when one of the officers explained how he would distribute baskets of food (intended for the poorest favela residents) to those he knew supplied the officers with information. In the words of the sergeant, “social