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Scratches on our sovereignty?

Analyzing conservation politics in the Sundarbans

Jayashree Vivekanandan

development projects planned in their area is oftentimes not respected. The state's power to dismiss indigenous right claims was evident in President Hugo Chávez's curt rebuke in 2005, “Do not ask me for the moon” (cited in Alès, 2018, p. 58 ). Elsewhere too

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COVID-19 and Uncertain Intimacy

State–Society Relations in Urban China and Beyond

Jialing Luo

), ‘ The State in Society: An Approach to Struggles for Domination ’, in State Power and Social Forces: Domination and Transformation in the Third World , (ed.) J. S. Migdal , A. Kohli and V. Shue ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ), 7

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

politics and the sport mega-event security provisions. While spectacle can and does configure different modes of power in distinctive settings and for different audiences—often as a reaffirmation of sovereign state power ( Foucault 1977 ; Robb Larkins 2013

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‘No Virus Is Stronger than Our Unity’

Shifting Forms of Governmental Intimacies during COVID-19

Senem Kaptan

our regular ethnographic tools, being attentive to the written word can provide us with a glimpse into people's daily lives and the operations of state power. Under these circumstances, despite the public criticism of his actions, Erdoğan

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Paul FitzPatrick

UK, wherever they are from, experience the asylum system. “Stateless heritage” offers a provocative juxtaposition of terms, for the definition of what counts as “heritage” depends closely on the state's power to define that heritage, and the story

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God in All Things?

The Sacramental Logics of Jesuit Material Remains

J. Michelle Molina

demonstration of state power to quash what had been the powerhouse order of religious men who had established missions around the globe and whose education system had shaped Catholic arts and humanities worldwide. This article examines the 24 hours leading up

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Carceral Repair

Methane Extraction in Lake Kivu, Rwanda

Kristin Doughty

subject to heavy winds ( umuyaga mwinshi ) that could blow them into the restricted zone or tangle others’ illegal nets with their own legal ones, suggestive of their broader vulnerability to arbitrary enactments of state power and propensity to be

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We All We Got

Urban Black Ecologies of Care and Mutual Aid

Ashanté M. Reese and Symone A. Johnson

that greenlights more State power under these conditions are justifiable as part of the civic duties of “good” Americans (as opposed to “bad” Americans, and by extension, bad people ). Though there is utility in affect theory's capacity to elucidate

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Governing Religious Multiplicity

The Ambivalence of Christian-Muslim Public Presences in Post-colonial Tanzania

Hansjörg Dilger

's multi-religious fields have also become palpable with regard to the state's power to (de)register civil society organizations. Historically, this concerns especially the dissolution of the East African Muslim Welfare Society (EAMWS) 6 and its

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Bernard B. Fyanka and Julaina A. Obika

discursive, social and state power. He establishes the argument that “in the state of unrest, a fundamental enmity emerges between the state and that part of the populace that seeks its change or overthrow. It is a mutual enmity” (153). Illan adopts a