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Atmospheres beyond the Conflict City/Ordinary City Divide

Sara Fregonese

place” in our quiet London neighborhood in summer, without university students, and in the capital city that was preparing to host the Olympic Games the following year. I watched the live news and scrolled Twitter—at the time, a vital source of breaking

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

This article takes its departure in a group of women who are married to imprisoned rebel suspects in Manila, the Philippine capital. The women originate from Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago, the country's southern region, where the Muslim

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

much criticized recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December 2017, has different meanings and implications for those who occupy, those who are occupied, and those who are external to the conflict but take an active part in the discourse

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Bernard B. Fyanka and Julaina A. Obika

sisters, and Alexine, maintaining links and connections between kith and kin through mobility between the village in Saya, Tororo Town, and the capital, Kampala. Kate and her sisters Nelly and Suzy struggle from childhood into young adulthood when they

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Telling Tales?

Subjective Ethnography and Situated Narratives in Longitudinal Research on Violence in Nicaragua

Dennis Rodgers

neighborhood in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, I explore the ramifications of this subjectivity for both interpreting and representing violence through three specific examples. The first considers the perspective of ethnography as empirical data, the second

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Seeking Recognition, Becoming Citizens

Achievements and Grievances among Former Combatants from Three Wars

Johanna Söderström

recognition is also connected with political capital or political influence in their respective societies. In many ways, these claims for recognition are connected to the legacy of the war: how the war as a whole is understood, and what it was seen as

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The Longitudinal Ethnography of Violence

Lidewyde H. Berckmoes, Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard, and Dennis Rodgers

associated with longitudinal ethnographic research in contexts of violence. Drawing on distinct aspects of his ongoing multitemporal research on gang violence in barrio Luis Fanor Hernández, a poor neighborhood in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua, the

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Marla Frederick, Yunus Doğan Telliel, and Heather Mellquist Lehto

(2015), I argued that American religious broadcasting—with its emphasis on individualism, capital accumulation, and spiritual blessing—was no longer primarily the purview of white evangelical and charismatic preachers like Billy Graham, Oral Roberts

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

Aet Annist

gathered around a tree near a road building site of Õismäe, a late Soviet residential district of Tallinn, the capital. “Come down from there!” one officer yells in a mild tone. The tree is wrapped in a slightly shabby Estonian flag. A woman lies on the

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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

freed Afro-Brazilians had to leave the rural latifundios and migrate to the cities in order to survive. The epicenter of Brazilian patrimonialism was, and probably still is, the city that functioned as the capital of Brazil from 1763 to 1960: Rio de