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Matthias Pauwels

troubling, that racial stereotypes are still so commonly deployed in comic practices. While Raul Pérèz considers racial stereotypes to be the ‘currency of comedy’ today (2013: 499) Rebecca Krefting observes how minstrelsy is still ‘commonly invoke[d]’ by

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Drawing Stereotypes

Europe and East Asia in Russian Political Caricature, 1900–1905

Zachary Hoffman

pages or weekly supplements. 6 At the turn of the century, Russian political caricature flourished. 7 Working in the medium of stereotype and hyperbole, caricaturists both poked fun at international politics and crafted visual identities for Russia

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Steven Roberts and Karla Elliott

stereotypes of other boys and men in the margins, including those with disability, men of color and queer people, result in similarly harmful positionings, and disparaging treatments of one marginalized group so often have implications for multiple groups of

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The Anthropologist's Video Camera as Stage

Forced Displacement and Production of Audio-visual Witnessing in Northern Sudan

Valerie Hänsch

salvageable from the rising waters. With their generalized complaints, my interlocutors presented themselves as victims. In fact, they reproduced and perpetuated the very same stereotypical representations of human suffering as the mass media did – the kind

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Doing bizness

Migrant smuggling and everyday life in the Maghreb

Line Richter

the men draw on do not equate to typical characters or stereotypes but become more akin to elusive shapes in an amorphous network. This represents a move away from understanding migrant smuggling in terms of more or less stable positions and formations

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Speaking in Celestial Signs

The Language of Western Astrology and the (Tenuous) Bonds of Occult Sociality

Omri Elisha

” generation (i.e., born with Pluto in Leo), and millennials as “Pluto in Scorpio,” with all the relevant generational stereotypes left at least partially implied. Major planetary transits figure prominently in discussions of world-historical events and

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Afsaneh Hojabri

its pre-Islamic traditions, thereby distancing themselves from the Islamic state. As argued by several researchers of Iranian diasporic writing, the deteriorating relations between Iran and the US since 1979, the stereotypical media coverage of women

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Upland pioneers

An introduction

Rosalie Stolz and Oliver Tappe

Drawing on various ethnographic case studies from upland Southeast Asia, this special issue explores uplanders’ pioneering agency and challenges the stereotype of the remote and marginal uplander. We consider upland areas as dynamic sites of future‐making and change – initiated by pioneering individuals or local elites who seek out and explore different potential sources of (economic and spiritual) potency. By using the figure of the pioneer as heuristic device, we realign our ethnographic gaze on uplanders by giving particular emphasis to: (1) agents of sociopolitical dynamics in Zomia, (2) questions of remoteness and pioneering mobility, (3) old and new sources of potency, from ‘the state’ to the religious domain, (4) aspirations and future‐making and (5) pioneers of change and emergent elites.

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Jane F. Hacking, Jeffrey S. Hardy, and Matthew P. Romaniello

Rebellion and Russo-Japanese War. A point of emphasis for Hoffman is that both conservative and liberal publications employed ethnic stereotypes, and for the Boxer Rebellion they were remarkably consistent. Europeans engaged in repressing the Boxers were

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Andrew Dawson

experience amongst immigrants (like me) in Australia is how national stereotypes, both negative and positive, are confounded through living here. 1 The national auto-stereotype of the larrikin is a case in point. The Oxford Modern Australian Dictionary – a