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Between Trauma and Resilience

A Transnational Reading of Women's Life Writing about Wartime Rape in Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Agatha Schwartz and Tatjana Takševa

have both pointed to the exclusion of women's experiences, particularly in the context of sexual violence, and how large-scale traumatic events such as war implicate the nation-state as a masculinist structure with a vested interest in creating and then

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Joshua Mullenite

nation-state-based democracy. However, Barber creates and then falls into what Mark Purcell calls the “local trap” in which urban autonomy is conflated with “greater democracy or justice” ( 2006: 1931 ). Ultimately, however, Barber's ideas fall short on

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Emma Findlen LeBlanc

conventional assumptions about law and the nation-state. The Sharia Committees are a decentralised network of local legal councils, administered by village and neighbourhood leaders, which apply a variety of different sharias interpreted through local custom

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Crafting Spaces of Value

Infrastructure, Technologies of Extraction and Contested Oil in Nigeria

Omolade Adunbi

in which natural resources constitute part of state capture. This scholarship shows how power circulates both in and beyond the nation-state, the constitution of postcolonial imaginaries, and the interrogation of development or the production of

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Dreams of Prosperity – Enactments of Growth

The Rise and Fall of Farming in Varanger

Marianne Elisabeth Lien

be. In this article, the idle Massey Ferguson serves as a proxy for the historical attempts to make a seemingly barren landscape ‘liveable’ for proper farmers-citizens of a Norwegian nation state. I mobilize it as an entry point, and a mnemonic

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Commitment, Convergence, Alterity

Muslim-Christian Comparison and the Politics of Distinction in the Netherlands

Daan Beekers

despite Religious Communities? ” In Religious Newcomers and the Nation State: Political Culture and Organized Religion in France and the Netherlands , ed. Erik Sengers and Thijl Sunier , 115 – 130 . Delft : Eburon . van den Hemel , Ernst

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Sight and Touch between East and West

Ethics, Ethnography and Social Theory

Liene Ozolina

Poetics in the Nation-State ( New York : Routledge ). Josipovici , G. ( 1996 ), Touch ( New Haven, CT : Yale University Press ). Laidlaw , J. ( 2014 ), The Subject of Virtue: An Anthropology of Ethics and Freedom ( Cambridge : Cambridge

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A megastructure in Singapore

The “Asian city of tomorrow?”

Xinyu Guan

normative and required for most nonphysical jobs in the postcolonial nation-state. There are numerous stores selling food products from all over China, remittance agencies for sending money to China, and travel agencies selling cheap flights and package

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Juliano Fiori

migration that do more than resist ? JF : Any cosmopolitan response to migration is an act of resistance to the political organization of the interstate system. 4 As blood-and-soil politicians now threaten to erect walls around the nation-state, the

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Austrian “Gypsies” in the Italian archives

Historical ethnography on multiple border crossings at the beginning of the twentieth century

Paola Trevisan

otherwise remain hidden. Recently, more attention has been paid to this aspect of the actions of institutions, through research into migration and the policies of control of the nation-state ( Fassin 2011 ; Kalir and Schendel 2017 ). Following the