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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

for the Assir movement was enabled by the urban ecology in Sidon and the internal crises in Lebanon's Sunni political and religious establishment that for a brief period shifted the moral leadership of the Sunnis from the elites in the capital of

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Alena Minchenia

protest communities and their preventive detention by the police), having a distinct symbolic capital within Belarusian protest communities and an access to the protest economy. I use the concept “protest economy” to define a part of aid economy that is

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

This article takes its departure in a group of women who are married to imprisoned rebel suspects in Manila, the Philippine capital. The women originate from Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago, the country's southern region, where the Muslim

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

much criticized recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December 2017, has different meanings and implications for those who occupy, those who are occupied, and those who are external to the conflict but take an active part in the discourse

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Seeking Recognition, Becoming Citizens

Achievements and Grievances among Former Combatants from Three Wars

Johanna Söderström

recognition is also connected with political capital or political influence in their respective societies. In many ways, these claims for recognition are connected to the legacy of the war: how the war as a whole is understood, and what it was seen as

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Performance, Power, Exclusion, and Expansion in Anthropological Accounts of Protests

Aet Annist

gathered around a tree near a road building site of Õismäe, a late Soviet residential district of Tallinn, the capital. “Come down from there!” one officer yells in a mild tone. The tree is wrapped in a slightly shabby Estonian flag. A woman lies on the

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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

freed Afro-Brazilians had to leave the rural latifundios and migrate to the cities in order to survive. The epicenter of Brazilian patrimonialism was, and probably still is, the city that functioned as the capital of Brazil from 1763 to 1960: Rio de

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

necessity. Unfortunately, here in Rio we see that the state's resources are distributed according to visibility … You can verify that there are areas in the interior of the capital or in the Baixada [Baixada Fluminense is a neighbor district of Rio de

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

Brazil]. Carta Capital , 15 August . . Rocha , Luciane de Oliveira . 2012 . “ Black Mothers’ Experiences of Violence in Rio de Janeiro .” In Vargas 2012a

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

”). For this book, Feldman carried out research in the UN archives in the Jordanian capital of Amman, as well as several ethnographic fieldworks in several different localities over a period of six years (2008–2014), but she obviously also builds on her