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Theory from the Peripheries

What Can the Anthropology of Postsocialism Offer to European Anthropology?

Ognjen Kojanić

( Smith 2008 ), with associated class relations, power differentials and discourses of difference. Although this approach poses a dichotomy between centres and peripheries, that dichotomy does not include substantively defined spaces, but rather spaces

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Min Al-Mukhayyam’ (‘From the Camp’)

Discourses of Difference and the Boundaries of Exile amongst Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

Michael Pérez

stateless refugees. They live in UNRWA camps, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camps, suburbs, slums, Israeli-occupied villages and more. Palestinians occupy distinct class, gender and religious positions, and express varying political

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Azim Malikov

1924, the descendants of Makhdumi A'zam found themselves officially registered as a part of different titular nations: the Tajiks, Kazakhs, Uzbeks and Uyghurs. Based on their own principles of ethnic engineering, anti-religious and class struggle in the

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Marco Solimene, Mariann Vaczi, Paul Manning, Bozena Sojka, Stephen Quilley, Anna Zhelnina, and Aimar Ventsel

laments the scarce attention that medicine and medical anthropology have paid to exercise in their focus on sickness and the body as a material object. Chapter 4 explores sport and class, and the problematics of ethnic and racial essentialisms through

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Publications and Films

Kathleen M. Gallagher, Ahmed Kanna, Natalie Nesvaderani, Rana Dajani, Dima Hamadmad, and Ghufran Abudayyeh

suggest that while Sonita has lost her family ties, she has realised her dream of going to America and becoming a rapper. Sonita's Afghan culture is represented as backwards and her conservative working-class family as repressive. By contrast, the path

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The Obligation Is the Point

‘Refugee 2 Refugee’ Care and Solidarity in Greece

Zareena Grewal

, in some cases, which bodies become sick and/or die or not ( Besteman 2016 ; Feldman 2007 ; Inhorn 2018 ). This ‘carceral humanitarianism’, as Kelly Oliver (2017) terms it, creates classes of refugees and upholds rather than challenges racism

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Refugees and Fish Fingers

How Visegrad Policymakers Used Emancipatory Narratives to Establish a ‘Right to Reject’

Lucia Najslova

Perspectives ( Albany, NY : SUNY Press ), 1 – 16 . Judt , T. ( 2005 ), Postwar ( London : William Heinemann ). Kalb , D. ( 2009 ), ‘ Conversations with a Polish Populist: Tracing Hidden Histories of Globalization, Class, and Dispossession in

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The Neighbourhood as Home Away from Home?

Potentials and Dilemmas of Homemaking in the Public Among the Somali Swedes in Rinkeby, Stockholm

Aurora Massa and Paolo Boccagni

Rinkeby, refugees from Latin-America, Balkans, the Middle-East and Africa have come to replace working-class Swedes and labour migrants with a Finnish or southern European background. This process has increased with the marketisation of the housing sector

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Enacting Citizenship

A Case Study of a Syrian Refugee Protest in Germany

Lucia Volk

Mohamadali, both from Syria originally and currently enrolled in computer and international business classes in Dortmund and Cologne, respectively; Robert, a musician; Sigrid, a retired teacher of German as a second language; Jonas, a university student at

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Jean-Pierre Digard

, par des tendances contradictoires, notamment entre mondialisation et particularismes ethno-culturels. D'une part, on y observe une tendance des classes moyennes et supérieures à calquer leurs standards de consommation sur ceux des pays occidentaux, d