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The Social Life of Contentious Concepts

Ronald S. Stade

philosophical and methodological aspects of conceptual change, the same cannot be said of anthropologists. This is unfortunate, as anthropologists are in an excellent position to contribute to the development of theoretical and methodological models that are

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Post-Conflict Dynamics in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Identities, Nationalization, and Missing Bodies

Katerina Seraïdari

set examples to their citizens of action which might be emulated.” Nevertheless, the nation-state is not perceived as a threatening political model; on the contrary, the homogeneity of a population is considered to be a stabilizing factor, whereas

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

, financial models often depend on the popularity of exhibit themes and the ability to maximize pleasure and entertainment among the potential visitors, rather than engage difficult and disturbing topic that will almost automatically reduce visitor numbers

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Legacies, Trajectories, and Comparison in the Anthropology of Buddhism

Nicolas Sihlé and Patrice Ladwig

exclusion model. Bön is less prototypical, but it may well be legitimately included in discussions of the wider range of Buddhist traditions from an analytical perspective. The same approach would probably be useful for Japanese shugendō , particular ethnic

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Doing Ritual While Thinking about It?

Emma Gobin

‘infelicitous performances’ ( Grimes 1988a ), from either the actor’s point of view or a formal perspective, nor can they always be reduced to deviations from a ‘model’ or a ‘script’ due to micro-political or purely sociological dynamics. They can also be

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Alena Minchenia

global structure of democracy promotion. Sean Chabot and Stellan Vinthagen point out the dominance of one, “Western,” model of resistance functioning as a blueprint in the research and practice of social movements irrespective of their context, and

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Eluding the Esculacho

A Masculinities Perspective on the Enduring Warrior Ethos of Rio de Janeiro's Police

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

under the armed forces. During this period, a new brand of military masculinity was cultivated in militaries across the Americas. The anti-communist “New Man” was modeled on the guerilla warrior it sought to combat and promoted a masculinity without

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

Muslim uprisings against the state in the south of the country. The project was part of the government's plan to establish a model residential area for Muslims, who were then expected to refrain from joining the rebellion. This strategy was emphasized by

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Emergent Police States

Racialized Pacification and Police Moralism from Rio's Favelas to Bolsonaro

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

track.” However, while some politicians and reform-oriented police leaders might have aspired for a new, more democratic model of policing, their vision was not shared throughout the institution, where a pervasive masculinist culture and a conception of

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

analysis of global terrorism and the standardized mega-event security models were implemented in Rio, the “real” threat was considered to be the ongoing urban conflict and the supposed dangerous other, the young, nonwhite youth from the favelas. Such