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Ståle Knudsen, Ingrid Birce Müftüoğlu, and Isabelle Hugøy

of persons who interact with Statkraft. Furthermore, we have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in local communities in Turkey and surveyed corporate and government documents, relevant internet sites of the corporation, and international performance and

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Traversing Fields

Affective Continuities across Muslim and Christian Settings in Berlin

Omar Kasmani and Dominik Mattes

-being. This is followed by zikr , the Sufi performance of a mindful remembrance of Allah. Zikr involves recitations; it invokes revered saints. What opens with quiet reflection—eyes shut, heads lowered, and arms wrapped around torsos—almost always gives way

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Lisen Dellenborg and Margret Lepp

-actors’ because they are both actors and spectators, are asked to enter the performance and explore alternative interactions by taking over the roles of the actors. These interactions may lead to a more positive outcome than the one presented in the original

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Circling around the really Real in Iran

Ethnography of Muharram laments among Shi'i volunteer militants in the Middle East

Younes Saramifar

allure of the unarticulated. Second, I describe those ceremonies with regard to the performance that shapes them. Third, I introduce the Lacanian Real to explain the unarticulated through an ethnography of mourning and lamentation. I use the Lacanian Real

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Humanosphere Potentiality Index

Appraising Existing Indicators from a Long-term Perspective

Takahiro Sato, Mario Ivan López, Taizo Wada, Shiro Sato, Makoto Nishi, and Kazuo Watanabe

to measure human development, there has also been intensive work on developing environmental indicators, such as the Ecological Footprint (EF) ( Wackenagel and Rees 1996 ), the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ( Esty et al. 2006 ), and the

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Decoupling Seascapes

An Anthropology of Marine Stock Enhancement Science in Japan

Shingo Hamada

; Lien and Law 2011 ). “Performance,” then, refers to the embodiment of an idea of fish but not the fish or a thing in itself. The practice of italicizing Clupea pallasii means the words themselves look more sacred than secular, inferring on science an

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Alena Minchenia

and are motivated to change the power. Looking from the perspective of performativity, the figure of the protester, in general, is the effect of repetitive performances of dissent and of accompanying recognition of these performances as such. Yet

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

state to punish and correct disorder in society, Daniel Goldstein (2004: 25, 182 ) develops this notion further and demonstrates in his ethnography of lynching in urban Bolivia that spectacular violent performances can configure a mechanism of

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The Power of Silence

Sonic Experiences of Police Operations and Occupations in Rio de Janeiro's Favelas

Sterre Gilsing

pacification in an adapted way ( Menezes 2018 ). Therefore, they can be better understood as spectacular performances of power by the state ( Robb Larkins 2015 ). During operations, security personnel perform the state both to others and to themselves ( Savell

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Pierre Déléage

Translator : Translated by Matthew Carey

systematically associated with particular dance steps and musical instruments. Another better-known example is the tule ceremonies of the Wayãpi of French Guyana, which involve the performance of between 10 and 40 named pieces pertaining to particular suites