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Decolonization and Restitution: Moving Towards a More Holistic and Relational Approach

Report on the Panel on Ethnographic Museums and Indigenous People, ICOM Kyoto, September 2019

Michèle Rivet

Macron; it also considered the initiatives taken by Dutch museums not to wait for repatriation claims but instead to proactively open talks with former colonies; lastly, the panel discussed the German government's $2 million investment into restitution

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Land Reclamations

Boundary Work as Production of Disciplinary Uniqueness

Klaus Schriewer

were colonised by social anthropology. When I studied Europäische Ethnologie ( Volkskunde, European Ethnology) in 1980s West Germany, there was a pronounced spirit of critical cultural studies focusing on the everyday, inspired by a historical view

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

how completely to explain the nature of that look, which came as if across the glass window of an aquarium between two beings who live in different worlds, I would also have explained the essence of the great insanity of the third Germany” ( 1996: 105

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American Extraterritorial Legislation

The Data Gathering behind the Sanctions

Ali Laïdi

US or UK firms with a strong presence in the United States, which are advising European firms. Furthermore, US authorities only want to deal with Anglo-American lawyers, even if French, German or Italian lawyers are working in US or UK firms. It is a

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Communication, Context, and Narrative

Habermas and Contemporary Realist Thought

Navid Hassanzadeh

specific terms, they highlight the interventions that he has made regarding salient political issues in Germany, Europe, and the West more broadly throughout his career as evidence of the fact that he does not fit the guise of an out-of-touch, arm

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Traversing Fields

Affective Continuities across Muslim and Christian Settings in Berlin

Omar Kasmani and Dominik Mattes

Sunday service in what had once been the community hall of a German Lutheran church, it does not take long for the moderately decorated room to be transformed into a vibrant, affect-laden space where believers seek to sensorially connect to the divine

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Masculinity on Stage

Dueling in the Greek Capital, 1870–1918

Dimitra Vassiliadou

on a much more frequent basis, with many ending in compromise, through witness mediation. These trivial numbers, compared with those in France (200–300 per year for the period 1875–1900), Italy (3,513 for the period 1879–1897), and Germany (2,111 for

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Drawing Stereotypes

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

Zachary Hoffman

empire converged in Northeast Asia. As Russia expanded into the region via the Trans-Siberian Railway, it abutted not only China and Japan but also the European powers (notably Great Britain, France, and Germany) occupying “treaty ports” and spheres of

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Politicizing Elsewhere(s)

Negotiating Representations of Neo-Pentecostal Aesthetic Practice in Berlin

Dominik Mattes

to establish branches across the globe, including 15 congregations in Germany, and William Kumuyi eventually became the general superintendent of what is claimed to be one of the largest churches in the world ( Akoda 2012: 403) . The group in Berlin

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The Anthropologist's Video Camera as Stage

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

Valerie Hänsch

started with support from Germany, China and the Gulf countries; it was proclaimed a symbol of successful Islamic statecraft and development that would electrify the Sudanese nation. However, the question of dam-induced resettlement and displacement led to