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Politicizing Elsewhere(s)

Negotiating Representations of Neo-Pentecostal Aesthetic Practice in Berlin

Dominik Mattes

group over an extended period of time? These questions became salient in relation to my negotiations with research participants about specific passages of academic texts growing out of my fieldwork with a diasporic religious group in Berlin. This

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Talal Asad

Talal Asad, Jonathan Boyarin, Nadia Fadil, Hussein Ali Agrama, Donovan O. Schaefer, and Ananda Abeysekara

-speaking world, the world from which my mother had come. But my initial criticism of the focus in anthropology on ‘fieldwork’ was motivated by a dissatisfaction with the notion that it was a direct and therefore reliable observational method (its empiricism

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Albert I. Baumgarten

argument. Spiro found Douglas's conclusions unconvincing. He insisted that they suffered from overgeneralization and lacked an adequate basis in fieldwork. He charged that the main conclusion of Purity and Danger was “supported neither by evidence nor

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Julián Antonio Moraga Riquelme, Leslie E. Sponsel, Katrien Pype, Diana Riboli, Ellen Lewin, Marina Pignatelli, Katherine Swancutt, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Sergio González Varela, Eugenia Roussou, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Miho Ishii, Markus Balkenhol, and Marcelo González Gálvez

Mayapuri (the city of illusion)—is considered not only the financial and commercial capital of the country, but also the heart of the entertainment and Bollywood industry. During his fieldwork, carried out mostly in 2002 and 2003, Elison embarked on a

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Learning the Elsewhere of ‘Inner Space’

The Affective Pedagogy of Post-Secular Sufi Healing in Germany

Nasima Selim

Ruhaniat was one of the three Sufi networks 3 that I mostly engaged with during my 15 months of fieldwork (2013–2015) in Berlin and connected sites in Germany and Turkey ( Selim 2015b , 2019 ). At that time, three different streams of the Inayati networks

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The Christian Right and Refugee Rights

The Border Politics of Anti-communism and Anti-discrimination in South Korea

Angie Heo

anthropologist Nathalie Peutz and I were interviewing Koh in her office while a group of Yemenis wrapped up their Korean lessons behind us. Nathalie, a seasoned fieldworker in Yemen and Yemeni refugee camps in the Horn of Africa, sought to learn more about the

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Critical Thin

Haunting Sufis and the Also-Here of Migration in Berlin

Omar Kasmani

I discuss in this article was gathered during fieldwork conducted for over 15 months in Berlin and only briefly in Istanbul. It involves semi-structured interviews, ethnographic observations, and limited participation in Zikr between June 2016 and

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Sarah M. Hillewaert

(Austin 1963; Butler 1990 , 1993 ; Day 2011 ). Research Methods and Ethnographic Caveat The data around which this article structures its argument derive from ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Kenya primarily in February 2020, although I also

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Amira Mittermaier

—welcome unknowability into our work. Third, there are methodological stakes to consider. A reorientation beyond the human horizon is not just a matter of fieldwork and theorizing. It is also a matter of ethnographic writing. In unpacking these three points, I will

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Amy Binning

my fieldwork with the TNMC, I joined the group's annual sacred flag-printing project. 2 A small group of us worked in an empty parking space behind one of the community buildings, using large custom-made screens to print hundreds of brightly colored