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Performance, Power, Exclusion, and Expansion in Anthropological Accounts of Protests

Aet Annist

( Youngs 2017 ), we are offering this topical special section to analyze protests through an ethnographic lens. Concentrating on power and performance, the articles consider the matrix within which the protests emerge—the time and space, the historic and

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

responding to this imperative, street preachers transform streets, sidewalks, and other forms of urban infrastructure into sites of religious performance. 2 Referencing Filip De Boeck (2012) , Penny Harvey and Hannah Knox (2015: 5) describe

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Less Than One But More Than Many

Anthropocene as Science Fiction and Scholarship-in-the-Making

Heather Anne Swanson, Nils Bubandt, and Anna Tsing

How might one responsibly review a field just coming into being—such as that provoked by the term Anthropocene? In this article, we argue for two strategies. First, working from the premise that the Anthropocene field is best understood within its emergence, we review conferences rather than publications. In conference performances, we glimpse the themes and tensions of a field-to-come. Second, we interpret Anthropocene as a science-fiction concept, that is, one that pulls us out of familiar space and time to view our predicaments differently. This allows us to explore emergent figurations, genres, and practices for the transdisciplinary study of real and imagined worlds framed by human disturbance. In the interplay and variation across modes for constructing this field, Anthropocene scholarship finds its shape.

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Rebecca M. Schreiber

performance. Their installation, Embassy of the Refugee , which was displayed as part of Bay Area Now 8 held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco, included a 20’ x 10’ x 18’ structure resembling that of a partially built church or house

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Dream-Realities

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

Sana Chavoshian

shoulders shaking. His performance attracted passersby and families who were sitting around the graves nearby. Those who were passing, it seemed, engaged less deeply in the prayer ritual than the women. They stopped for a short while, murmured some words of

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Humanosphere Potentiality Index

Appraising Existing Indicators from a Long-term Perspective

Takahiro Sato, Mario Ivan López, Taizo Wada, Shiro Sato, Makoto Nishi, and Kazuo Watanabe

to measure human development, there has also been intensive work on developing environmental indicators, such as the Ecological Footprint (EF) ( Wackenagel and Rees 1996 ), the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ( Esty et al. 2006 ), and the

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From the Throes of Anguished Mourning

Shi‘i Ritual Lamentation and the Pious Publics of Lebanon

Fouad Gehad Marei

congregants in and out of sensory-affective states of collective lamentation, excitement, and enthusiasm, and ignited their passions regarding present-day and this-worldly concerns of the here-and-now. Meanwhile, the collective performance of devotional

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Tadashi Hirai

outside the general cultural background ( Eurofound 2018b ). This means that institutional trust will be enhanced by improving institutional performance, and particularly by clarifying institutional intentions. Second, institutional trust is more

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Eluding the Esculacho

A Masculinities Perspective on the Enduring Warrior Ethos of Rio de Janeiro's Police

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

both in the police culture and in the favela. I thus situate the warrior ethos as a masculine performance shaped by gendered role expectations in the organizational, occupational, and street-working environment of the police. With this emphasis on the

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Introduction

Elsewhere Affects and the Politics of Engagement across Religious Life-Worlds

Omar Kasmani, Nasima Selim, Hansjörg Dilger, and Dominik Mattes

performances (ibid.: 90). More recent, however, is anthropology's affair with the ‘lived’ dimensions of religion whose investment in the situated nature of religious ideas, practices, and experiences remedies the normativizing force of texts and scripture and