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The Politics of Indigeneity and Heritage

Indonesian Mortuary Materials and Museums

Kathleen M. Adams

In recent decades, museum studies scholarship has highlighted ways in which museums and museum-like heritage spaces are key arenas for articulating, negotiating, and amplifying identities, and for advancing particular (re-)visions of intergroup

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Forum Introduction

Anthropological Boundaries at Work

Francisco Martínez

different angles on the academic demarcations influencing how anthropology is practiced in Europe. Four colleagues explore different ways of questioning the boundaries of our discipline, opening up spaces for remaking anthropology (what can be said and done

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Thule as Frontier

Commons, Contested Resources, and Contact Zones in the High Arctic

Kirsten Hastrup

( Nuttall 2010 ). However, the present moment affords a broader understanding of the analytical portent of ‘frontier’, as suggested by Anna Tsing in the following manner: A frontier is an edge of space and time: a zone of not yet – not yet mapped, not yet

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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

the potential of listening to open creative engagements when representing displacement, finding spaces of narrativity that have not yet been claimed and foreclosed, and disrupting the dominant tropes of “European refugee crisis.” Second, it claims that

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Emma Findlen LeBlanc

about sharia and democracy in Syria, analysing Syrians’ depictions of local Sharia Committees ( Hay'āt al-Sharia ) as flexible spaces in which they are creatively reimagining justice, community and the collective moral order, in ways that challenge

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Between Boundary-Work and Cosmopolitan Aspirations

A Historical Genealogy of EASA (and European Anthropology)

Damián Omar Martínez

-work, to later deal with the emergence of European anthropology's ‘space of critique’. I finish by focusing on the recent attempts to create a synthesis, with the emergence of concepts such as ‘ethno-anthropology’ and different formulations of alternative

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The Territorialization of Vietnam's Northern Upland Frontier

Migrant Motivations and Misgivings from World War II until Today

Sarah Turner, Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, and Ngô Thúy Hạnh

Introduction Frontier regions in the global South are complex and dynamic physical and social spaces where cultures meet and goods and ideas are exchanged, negotiated, and contested ( Alvarez 1995 ; Giersch 2006 ). Such locales can offer numerous

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Objects as Archives of a Disrupted Past

The Lengnangulong Sacred Stone from Vanuatu in France, Revisited

Hugo DeBlock

considerable collections. The Pavillon des Sessions of the Musée du Louvre exhibits some of the masterpieces of Vanuatu in France, and is a contested exhibition space. Opened in 2000, the Pavillon, from its inception, was meant to serve as an annex to the

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Afterword

The Work of Culture, Heritage, and Musealized Spaces in “Unprecedented Times”

Christina Kreps

contributed to the present troubles. 1 In this new era, what work should culture, heritage, and musealized spaces and those that study them do? While the articles in this special section do not directly address current events, they speak to their underlying

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Museums in the Pandemic

A Survey of Responses on the Current Crisis

Joanna Cobley, David Gaimster, Stephanie So, Ken Gorbey, Ken Arnold, Dominique Poulot, Bruno Brulon Soares, Nuala Morse, Laura Osorio Sunnucks, María de las Mercedes Martínez Milantchí, Alberto Serrano, Erica Lehrer, Shelley Ruth Butler, Nicky Levell, Anthony Shelton, Da (Linda) Kong, and Mingyuan Jiang

culture became petri dishes to avoid; local museums first removed toys from their cafés and children's spaces, then the museum doors closed and staff worked from home. In some cases, front-of-the-house staff were redeployed to support back