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Toxic Research

Political Ecologies and the Matter of Damage

Noah Theriault and Simi Kang

, accumulation, and violence, but it varies in how well it addresses other dimensions of the affected communities’ complex realities and concerns. We turn next to recent efforts to reckon with the queerness, generativity, and even protectiveness of toxics

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Toward a Critical and Comparative Anthropology of Disability

Absent Presence and Exemplary Personhood

Joshua Reno, Kaitlyn Hart, Amy Mendelson, and Felicia Molzon

ableism that afflict disabled and able-bodied alike. Specifically in ‘crip theory’, as in ‘queer theory’ (see Kafer 2013 ; McRuer 2006 , 2018 ), the aim is to challenge compulsory normativity, which maintains social relations and life courses in

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Elsewhere Affects and the Politics of Engagement across Religious Life-Worlds

Omar Kasmani, Nasima Selim, Hansjörg Dilger, and Dominik Mattes

researching Elsewhere(s), and how might an Elsewhere affect a researcher's positionality and politics of representation? And, not least, how do relations with Elsewhere(s) as the not-yet-here—to lean on José Muñoz's (2009) articulation of queerness—open up

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Asale Angel-Ajani, Carolyn J. Dean, and Meg McLagan

the trans community] quickly gave way to charged condemnations of a white queer filmmaker representing a black and Latino world ( hooks 1992 ). This, in turn, was challenged by a literature on queer performativity that saw the film making a spectacle

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The Desire to Disappear in Order Not to Disappear

Cairene Ex-Prisoners after the 25 January Revolution

Maria Frederika Malmström

and race. In her article about sounds of racialised masculinities in the Anglophone sphere, she analyses their links to affective pedagogies of language and chants. Filipović, in turn, examines how straight masculinity and queer subjectivities are

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Liana Chua and Omri Grinberg

historical and cultural specificity, and what its ‘dark sides’ and limitations might be. Second, we close with an afterword by Naisargi Dave, an anthropologist of queer and animal activism in India, who reflects on the possibilities posed by a synaesthetics

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Witnessing and Testimony as Event

Israeli NGOs, Palestinian Witnesses, and the Undoing of Human Rights Bureaucracy

Omri Grinberg

. Delhi : Oxford University Press . Das , V. 2007 . Life and Words: Violence and the Descent into the Ordinary . Berkeley : University of California Press . Dave , N. N. 2012 . Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics

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Julieta Gaztañaga

:// 10.1177/0308275X20974099 Rifkin , Mark . 2012 . The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . 10.5749/minnesota/9780816677825

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Savages Have No Crime!

Radcliffe-Brown on Social Sanctions and the Law

Isak Niehaus

( London : The Cresset Press ). Weston , K. ( 2008 ), ‘ A political ecology of “unnatural offenses”: State security, queer embodiment, and the environmental impact of prison migration ’, GQL: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 14 , no. 2–3 : 217

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Decolonial Approaches to Refugee Migration

Nof Nasser-Eddin and Nour Abu-Assab in Conversation

Nof Nasser-Eddin and Nour Abu-Assab

intersectionality, it has been appropriated …  Nof It has been appropriated by Western hegemonic discourses when it comes to refugeehood, women, sexualities, and gender. Even if we look at the queer concept—queerness and queer as a concept, it's against