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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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Religious Plurality, Interreligious Pluralism, and Spatialities of Religious Difference

Jeremy F. Walton and Neena Mahadev

discontents, empower and frustrate specific religious and non-religious actors? What narratives about religious pasts are sanctioned by interreligious pluralism? 4 Which institutional, social, and discursive spaces provide the crucibles for both religious

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Racialized Governance

The Production and Destruction of Secure Spaces in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

their surroundings. Recurring elements in these narratives are the debris and the dust. As the city administration demolished houses and other constructions, they left behind a trail of rocks, twisted pieces of iron, bricks, domestic utensils, and

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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

“Sunnis first” narrative and criticism of Hezbollah helped win closely contested Tripoli elections ( Knudsen 2017 ). Neo-Salafism combines populism with sectarianism, which accounts for its broad appeal among Sunnis, especially after 2011, when the

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The Generative Power of Political Emotions

Mette-Louise Johansen, Therese Sandrup, and Nerina Weiss

morality, political power, and social relations. We seek to explore how moral outrage is expressed in a wider social context by emphasizing its narrative structures, raising questions about the interactions, negotiations, and the exchanges that it animates

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Marla Frederick, Yunus Doğan Telliel, and Heather Mellquist Lehto

the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in the abolitionist movement to the work of black churches in the civil rights movement and ongoing battles for racial justice. With this triumphalist narrative of ‘the black church’, more conservative

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Legacies, Trajectories, and Comparison in the Anthropology of Buddhism

Nicolas Sihlé and Patrice Ladwig

shared Buddhist phenomena (items of comparison such as texts, deities and rituals) beyond the Theravāda family. Steven Collins’s (2016) collection, Readings of the Vessantara Jātaka, deals with this popular narrative of the penultimate human birth of

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Understanding Experiences and Decisions in Situations of Enduring Hardship in Africa

Mirjam de Bruijn and Jonna Both

violence in Moyen-Congo (nowadays Congo-Brazzaville). The author shows how a process of violence and repression almost coerces people to take up a specific political position. The colonial state is an obvious repressive actor in this narrative

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

interpretation can more readily be incorporated into the narrative itself. This necessitates experimenting with and rethinking the conventions of writing ethnography. Unlike many academic tomes, this book is a compelling read, as the author makes his own voice

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

Aet Annist

, depoliticized, and financially focused view of fundamental freedom of speech and decision-making is formed. Heffernan describes a further kind of rejection occurring in response to a deviation from the protest narrative. Protests’ scripts not only create