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The bystander and the passerby

Reflections on ethnographic writing and response-ability

Nicholas Smith and George Mantzios

can only ever sink or swim, while only the minor celebrities of a discipline will likely remain afloat. Life in writing must endure and be endured both off land and overboard. Pandian and McLean claim a spirit of textual adventure for this endurance

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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

mazloukeshi (processions) on the day of Hussain's martyrdom. The Karbala paradigm has undergone transformations similar to any other socio-religio-cultural phenomena. For example, lamentation singers have become religious celebrities who narrate the tale of

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

for cleanliness with myself, my family, my locality, my village and my work place’ led to thousands of anti-litter campaigns and weekend street-sweeping drives among India's urban elite classes and celebrities, with Modi himself joining in at many of

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Gender and Empire

The Imprisonment of Women in Eighteenth-Century Siberia

Gwyn Bourlakov

instructions to the contrary. 26 Once local people and visitors to the Tikhvin area found out she was at the convent, she became something of a local celebrity. Soldiers on leave from the Preobrazhenskii Regiment, their extended family members, and other

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The Politics of Indigeneity and Heritage

Indonesian Mortuary Materials and Museums

Kathleen M. Adams

mortuary effigies and tombs are complicated cultural spaces. While sources of touristic celebrity and ethnic pride, they are also troubling visual reminders of that stratification. Hence, the elite Toraja elder's strategic deployment of the trope of

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Appropriate Targets

Global Patterns in Interaction and Conflict Surrounding Cetacean Conservation and Traditional Marine Hunting Communities

Florence Durney

celebrity culture, and with constituent consuming publics, has been characterized as a kind of “spectacular environmentalism” ( Goodman et al. 2016 ). Many consider cetaceans, as a group, one of the original flagship species and a prime example of

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The Obligation Is the Point

‘Refugee 2 Refugee’ Care and Solidarity in Greece

Zareena Grewal

themselves working side by side with professional humanitarian workers and NGO officials and even celebrities ( Papataxiarchis 2018 ). For example, I made visits to City Plaza, 5th School, and Pikpa during the same period as the X Factor's Bradley White