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War Veterans and the Construction of Citizenship Categories

Nikkie Wiegink, Ralph Sprenkels, and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

, social, bureaucratic, and historical processes in a variety of case studies situated in different geographical contexts. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, the contributions try to capture how these processes are understood from “within” by those involved

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Telling Tales?

Subjective Ethnography and Situated Narratives in Longitudinal Research on Violence in Nicaragua

Dennis Rodgers

Abraham (1998) . To the best of my knowledge, they are the only critics who measured Turnbull's research against their own fieldwork among the Ik, which they carried out respectively 18 and 29 years after Turnbull's original investigations. They both find

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

anthropology as never before. The book is based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted by Salih Can Açıksöz in Istanbul between 2005 and 2008 with working-class, disabled veterans of the Kurdish conflict. The preface powerfully expresses the quandaries of a

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The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research

Josepha Ivanka Wessels

memorializations. Fabio Cristiano and Emilio Distretti carried out fieldwork in occupied East Jerusalem. Their article, “Along the Lines of the Occupation: Playing at Diminished Reality in East Jerusalem,” reflects on virtual spaces as projected on reality and

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Lotte Buch Segal, Emilija Zabiliūtė, Marco Motta, Resto Cruz, Andrew M. Jefferson, and Veena Das

, especially as stakes are high and lives are already fragile in the context of poverty, illnesses, relational and gendered injustices, and violence. My ethnographic attention to such gestures was drawn when doing fieldwork with Community Health Activists

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Ronald Stade

of most human beings, including researchers, to rid themselves of moral intuitions. Although psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and therapists have a longer tradition than ethnographic fieldworkers of addressing the kind of inner conflicts that the

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Understanding Experiences and Decisions in Situations of Enduring Hardship in Africa

Mirjam de Bruijn and Jonna Both

crises, was not part of their lives (see de Bruijn and van Dijk 2007 ). In the case of Chad, where we still do our fieldwork, we must accept that these circumstances of hardship with a long durée are multilayered and a permanent feature of life. They

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Ethnographic Engagement with Bureaucratic Violence

Erin R. Eldridge and Amanda J. Reinke

conditions. Sheehan draws from 18 months of fieldwork in Santiago to analyze the multilateral articulations of bureaucracy that migrants encounter. Migrants in this context strive to access formal visas and residency documents through a rational bureaucratic

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

Katerina Seraïdari

“democratic” (in the case of Bosnia)—resorted to similar “solutions.” The three articles presented here are based on ethnographic fieldwork. They examine the experiences and narratives of people who are involved in conflict and post-conflict situations in

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

, always has an influence on my own reflections, judgments, and decisions in my research, as it also influences how others judge me, as Flavia Medeiros (2018) has shown in her work as a black woman from Rio de Janeiro doing fieldwork with police officers