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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

relations, citizenship often remained minimalist, “involv[ing] a birth certificate or a national identity card that does not have the power to invoke rights and obligations” ( Roitman 2007: 188 ). Through the 1980s and 1990s, the combination of economic

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

narratives also depend on the expected or targeted visitor communities and their positioning within the maze of religiopolitical identities. 2 Which exhibition concept projects solidarity with one or the other national or religious visitor group? What kind

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Seeking Recognition, Becoming Citizens

Achievements and Grievances among Former Combatants from Three Wars

Johanna Söderström

as how the relationship with the polity and society as a whole and their veteran peers form part of how these veterans are made as citizens. This article shows how people's experiences as former combatants are turned into a veteran identity, and

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

to see concepts as isomorphic with reality. For Adorno (and Jackson), “the concept does not exhaust the thing conceived (5). Adorno's critique of identity thinking was in part a response to Hitler's emphasis of racial types and national identities

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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

the national characteristics in Lebanon ( Pall 2013 ; Rabil 2014 ; Rougier 2015 ), in particular the role of neo-Islamists such as Sheikh Ahmed Assir. In Lebanon, Salafism took hold in select rural and urban localities ( Saab and Ranstorp 2007: 829

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

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

Timothy Heffernan

, and North America in response to fiscal crisis, the process of rewriting Iceland's constitution was seen as a novel experiment in contemporary democracy ( Landemore 2015 ). Moreover, it was a means of redefining Icelanders’ collective identity after

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Introduction

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

Aet Annist

affected areas. The changes people protest go against the expectations based on local or national histories, or the assumed identities. Protests in Iceland were triggered not only by the financial crash and a political upheaval but, more fundamentally, by

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Introduction

Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

to colonialism and black slavery (see, e.g., Buck-Morss 2009 ; Trouillot 1995 ). As the newly independent colonies looked to Europe for inspiration and acceptance even as they forged new national identities ( Stepan 1991 ), they reproduced colonial

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

enfolded. There is expansive literature on how kinship and politics merge in the Philippines, which shows how local and national politics are organized around strong familial networks (see Abinales and Amoroso 2005 ; Lara 2014; McCoy 1994 ; Roces 1998

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Racialized Governance

The Production and Destruction of Secure Spaces in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

personalized aesthetics of favela architecture, the cooptation of the legal system by elite interests, and a national identity that excludes favela residents. This exclusion must be understood in the context of Brazil's past as a colonial slave society (see, e