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Talal Asad

Talal Asad, Jonathan Boyarin, Nadia Fadil, Hussein Ali Agrama, Donovan O. Schaefer, and Ananda Abeysekara

abroad. Gil Anidjar (2008) has traced an aspect of this in his important book Semites: Race, Religion, Literature . At least since the nineteenth century, when the biological sciences acquired their disciplinary independence and prestige, and when

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Politicizing Elsewhere(s)

Negotiating Representations of Neo-Pentecostal Aesthetic Practice in Berlin

Dominik Mattes

‘traditional’” ( Meyer 1998: 317) . In other words, taking up “the language of modernity as it spoke to Africans through colonialization, missionization, and, after Independence, modernization theory” (ibid.), the ideology creates conspicuous boundaries between

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

terrorism. The phrase continued to gain traction, appearing on hot sauce bottles, Independence Day firework tents, and even academic publications (see, e.g., Eekelen et al. 2004 ). González et al. (2019: 2) refer to this process as ‘merchandizing’ war

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

Managing Belonging, Bodies, and Mobility in (Post)Colonial Kenya and Tanzania

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

, migration regimes in the two neighboring countries are especially noteworthy, because they share a history of British colonial rule, both transitioned into postcolonial one-party states, yet chose diverging developmental paths after independence (2007: 2

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Sabina Barone and Mehdi Alioua

between North and Sub-Saharan Africa, but also because of Africans themselves. There was a very clear break that occurred at the time of independence. For North Africa, Pan-Arabism is the dominant ideology that has enabled a sense of belonging and has

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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

Athens as an aural borderland. Eleni Bastéa (2000) traces the “orchestration” of the city following its installation as capital upon Greek independence from Ottoman rule in the 1830s. This orchestration was an attempt to construct homogenous national

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

The automobile elicits a wide range of feelings: the pleasure of driving may include the experience of power, freedom, autonomy, independence, speed—and virility. 1 In daily road congestion, however, the pursuit of individual mobility often

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Heather Wurtz and Olivia Wilkinson

independence from the organizations in question, as recipients of services from the organization, these research participants may have been reluctant to express discontent for diverse reasons. We have maintained participant anonymity and confidentiality in

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Undoing Traceable Beginnings

Citizenship and Belonging among Former Burundian Refugees in Tanzania

Patricia Daley, Ng’wanza Kamata, and Leiyo Singo

national identity with the adoption of the nation-state model on independence ( Aminzade 2013 ; Heilman 1998 ; Hunter 2015 ; Nagar 1997 ); and the politics of mobility in the context of economic liberalization and democratization ( Dorman et al. 2007

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Places of Otherness

Comparing Eastleigh, Nairobi, and Xiaobei, Guangzhou, as Sites of South-South Migration

Neil Carrier and Gordon Mathews

estate. There was a small but conspicuous Somali presence in Eastleigh throughout the colonial era and early days of Independence, supplemented by newcomers from Somali clans from northern Kenya, for whom Eastleigh became their urban base. Post-Independence