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

Josepha Ivanka Wessels

selected because they reflect on the role of the Digital Age in peace and conflict studies, and specifically focus on the intersection between online (virtual) and offline (physical) realities and how cyberspace forms an enabling environment for digital

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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

expectations and reaffirming their links with the party and the state, particularly when their jobs placed them in regimented living environments together with many of their wartime peers (for a more detailed description, see Metsola 2015: 149–187 ). Monetary

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The Dialectics of Displacement and Emplacement

Henrik Vigh and Jesper Bjarnesen

related to concerns outside or beyond the warring order. The movement from peace to conflict may thus reconfigure social environments, change social positions, and create settings that people live in rather than merely through ( Vigh 2008 ). The social

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Ethnographic Engagement with Bureaucratic Violence

Erin R. Eldridge and Amanda J. Reinke

transnational legal mechanisms, safe housing and environments, and other basic rights and needs. As bureaucratic infrastructures socially control a populace and regulate life itself, states and their bureaucrats seed symbolic violence—an internalization of

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Rethinking the Anthropology of Violence for the Twenty-First Century

From Practice to Mediation

Antonius C. G. M. Robben

Senses . Toronto : University of Toronto Press . Ingold , Tim . 2000 . The Perception of the Environment: Essays in Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill . London : Routledge . Porcello , Thomas et al. 2010 . “ The Reorganization of the Sensory World

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Understanding Experiences and Decisions in Situations of Enduring Hardship in Africa

Mirjam de Bruijn and Jonna Both

more influence than others. Healy emphasizes the role of inequality in the creation of the structure-agency dialectic relationship (see also Whyte 2008 ). Indeed, our own research and the articles in this special section show that how the environment

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War Veterans and the Construction of Citizenship Categories

Nikkie Wiegink, Ralph Sprenkels, and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

struggles to argue for a wider conceptualization of citizenship negotiations in African contexts to include the institutional environments and particular histories of the actors involved. Combined, the articles in this special section contribute to recent

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The Generative Power of Political Emotions

Mette-Louise Johansen, Therese Sandrup, and Nerina Weiss

reevaluating and defining the political environment. In Johansen’s study of the Danish police force, the indeterminacy of moral outrage is extremely problematic when the emotion is approached and managed in the form of its negative potentiality. Emerging as

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Legacies, Trajectories, and Comparison in the Anthropology of Buddhism

Nicolas Sihlé and Patrice Ladwig

the same social and linguistic environment provides for what in Eggan’s spirit could be termed a ‘highly controlled comparison’. Brac de la Perrière’s examination of a Burmese exorcist congregation in this special section likewise draws on similarities

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Francis, a Criollo Pope

Valentina Napolitano

of the affective longue durée of these trajectories, actualizing the potentialities accumulated in the history of Criollismo, diffusing and distributing them in the form of a social environment ( Mazzarella 2017: 156 ). When this trajectory stands