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Monumental Misunderstandings

The Material Entextualization of Mutual Incomprehension in Sino-Mozambican Relations

Morten Nielsen and Mikkel Bunkenborg

construction project seemed like a perfect case study for an ongoing research project on Chinese globalization 4 that required two fieldworkers to conduct interviews with both Chinese and locals at the same sites. The Chinese workers at the stadium lived and

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Inside Out

Embodying Prison Boundaries

Manuela Ivone Cunha

comparing materials drawn from fieldwork in the main Portuguese women's prison 4 in different decades, before and after the rise of concentrated incarceration that tightly interlocked this institution and a handful of heavily penalized urban neighbourhoods

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“They don’t even know how to copy”

The discourse on originality in Albania’s art world

Sofia Kalo

encountered concerns over the absence of trained curators in Albania the very first week I started fieldwork, during a symposium titled “The State of Contemporary Art,” in January 2010. The discussion was inspired by the 2009 installment of the yearly exhibit

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Racialized Governance

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

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

fieldworks in Vila Autódromo, as well as other areas of Rio de Janeiro, conducted separately by both authors in the period 2008–2016. Alexandre Magalhães lived in Rio during this period and followed the urban development projects ushered in by the 2014 FIFA

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Commoning in New York City, Barcelona, and Paris

Notes and observations from the field

Ida Susser

percent. This can perhaps be understood as the performance of an emerging form of solidarity. Based on fieldwork among activists in New York City, Barcelona, and Paris 1 over the past few years, I explore the recent squares movements and the ways in which

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Medical Ethnography over Time

Penetrating “the fog of health” in a Nigerian community, 1970–2017

Murray Last

milieu of his or her field site? Should I have let the violence within the household run its course and written it up later as a supposedly ‘expert’ eye-witness account of ‘witchcraft’ in action? Did I ruin my fieldwork? My university supervisor (M. G

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The Fiscal Commons

Tax Evasion, the State, and Commoning in a Catalonian Cooperative

Vinzenz Bäumer Escobar

practices without reducing them to the state-tax nexus or being ‘tax-like’? In this article I argue that we need to think of different forms of financial contributions beyond the conceptual realm of the state and tax by drawing on 14 months of fieldwork

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

and to what extent it can help us understand the women's choice of marriage. Organization and Relational Entanglements of Prison Marriages I first became acquainted with this group of women during previous fieldwork among women political

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Manly Merchants

Commerce, Mobility and Masculinity among Afghan Traders in Eurasia

Magnus Marsden

economy. For Monsutti, migration is regarded in various Afghan communities as a rite de passage that marks the transition from youthfulness to manhood. For the Hazaras among whom Monsutti conducted multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork in Iran, Pakistan and

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Andrea Butcher

at the time of my fieldwork they were not active ritual experts. References Appadurai , A. ( 1996 ), Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions in Globalisation ( Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press ). Butcher , A. ( 2013 ), ‘ Keeping the