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Exhibition Review

Venenum, un Monde Empoisonné, Musée des Confluences

Mariana Françozo

The Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France, recently organized a remarkable exhibition: Venenum, un Monde Empoisonné. It ran from April 2017 to April 2018 and was located in one of the museum’s five large temporary exhibition spaces. Venenum did justice to the multidisciplinary and multi-thematic nature of this newly founded museum, bringing together objects otherwise classified separately as natural history, art, ethnography, or history.

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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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Rebecca M. Schreiber

Refugee serves as an intervention in the space of YBCA, an arts center located in San Francisco, one of the first “sanctuary cities” in the United States ( Ridgely 2008 ). In conversation with Vinh Nguyen's article in this issue in which he understands

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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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Sanctuary in Countries of Origin

A Transnational Perspective

Alexandra Délano Alonso

varying interpretations and practices, and what may appear as a counterintuitive application of this concept in countries with high rates of emigration, transit, or return migration, offers a generative space to rethink questions about what sanctuary is

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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

for 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

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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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Ben Page, Olga R. Gulina, Doğuş Şimşek, Caress Schenk, and Vidya Venkat

Lozanovska puts it in her outstanding monograph: “the demanding nature of the house … draws the migrant into action” (44). This book is an important contribution not only to a debate around domestic architecture in the transnational social space, but also to

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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