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Research Methodology in Kurdish Studies

Interactions between Fieldwork, Epistemology and Theory

Mehmet Orhan

conduct more fruitful research if he or she has well-rounded knowledge of the society in question. One can study particular research problems such as: What is the effect of political socialisation on violence? How does gender intersect with social class to

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Latin America

A challenging prospect for regionalism

Ernesto Vivares

that range from economies of solidarity to highly sophisticated organized crime. Viewing from above, that used to be the normal for the region's elites and middle classes, but in the last three decades, conflicts and crises have spread and deepened

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Reinventing Anthropological Topics

Soheila Shahshahani

part of his research could be developed to study ethnic, class, religion and gender differentiations. Hadas Hirsch's article is a delightful text to read; it is informative and precise on preferred, permitted or prohibited colours. It shows gendered

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Marcos Farias Ferreira, Máiréad Nic Craith, Markéta Slavková, Linda M. Mülli, Mariann Vaczi, Annika Lems, and Işıl Karataş

: 9783839439746. In EU-Space and the Euroclass: Modernity, Nationality and Lifestyle among Eurocrats in Brussels, Paweł Michał Lewicki looks at the intertwined mechanisms of modernity, nationality, and class that can be found among civil servants working for

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Nathalia Brichet

ascribed to gemstones can be explored along different (post-)colonial lines, sometimes cast as gems of world-class quality ready for international markets and foreign investors; sometimes reduced to local handicraft, souvenirs, and mere objects of personal

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Theory from the Peripheries

What Can the Anthropology of Postsocialism Offer to European Anthropology?

Ognjen Kojanić

( Smith 2008 ), with associated class relations, power differentials and discourses of difference. Although this approach poses a dichotomy between centres and peripheries, that dichotomy does not include substantively defined spaces, but rather spaces

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Azim Malikov

1924, the descendants of Makhdumi A'zam found themselves officially registered as a part of different titular nations: the Tajiks, Kazakhs, Uzbeks and Uyghurs. Based on their own principles of ethnic engineering, anti-religious and class struggle in the

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Min Al-Mukhayyam’ (‘From the Camp’)

Discourses of Difference and the Boundaries of Exile amongst Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

Michael Pérez

stateless refugees. They live in UNRWA camps, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camps, suburbs, slums, Israeli-occupied villages and more. Palestinians occupy distinct class, gender and religious positions, and express varying political

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Marco Solimene, Mariann Vaczi, Paul Manning, Bozena Sojka, Stephen Quilley, Anna Zhelnina, and Aimar Ventsel

laments the scarce attention that medicine and medical anthropology have paid to exercise in their focus on sickness and the body as a material object. Chapter 4 explores sport and class, and the problematics of ethnic and racial essentialisms through

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Publications and Films

Kathleen M. Gallagher, Ahmed Kanna, Natalie Nesvaderani, Rana Dajani, Dima Hamadmad, and Ghufran Abudayyeh

suggest that while Sonita has lost her family ties, she has realised her dream of going to America and becoming a rapper. Sonita's Afghan culture is represented as backwards and her conservative working-class family as repressive. By contrast, the path