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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

women's diverse and persistent courses of actions as they strive to fulfill contradictory desires, which arise from social norms as well as their personal aspirations. Mahmood (2005) allows us to understand how women willingly appropriate domains of

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“What about Last Time?”

Exploring Potentiality in Danish Young Women’s Violent Conflicts

Ann-Karina Henriksen

The article explores how violence as actuality and potentiality shapes the lives of Danish at-risk girls and young women. The article draws on seven months of ethnographic fieldwork in Copenhagen and includes 25 girls and young women aged 13 to 23 who have all experienced using physical violence. Centering on a single young woman’s narrative, violence is analyzed as a meaningful social practice intimately linked to navigating violent social terrains and managing precarious everyday lives characterized by instability and marginalization. Drawing on the concept of potentiality, it is argued that violent interactions are shaped by both the fear of oncoming danger and the desire for powerful social positions. This perspective opens a micro-longitudinal perspective, which explores situational dynamics of violence through time, hereby contributing to micro-sociological studies of violence.

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Michael D. Jackson

interrupts, unsettles, and resists the moral assumptions and logocentric modes of discourse we tend to privilege in our desire to protect the status quo, govern the world, or render it intelligible. REFERENCES Graeber , David . 2011 . Debt: The First 5

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The Dialectics of Displacement and Emplacement

Henrik Vigh and Jesper Bjarnesen

generate novel social positions, avenues of mobility, and worth in the process of dismantling old ones. They instantiate formations and relations that come to inform more socially oriented fears and desires and become frames of action and understanding

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

conflate the past and the present. The archeology and cultural heritage of the city is often mired in the politics of ethno-religious contestation grounded in a desire for redress from victimhood. Thus, for many or even most Jewish Israelis, Jerusalem

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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

, nationalism reflects a desire to justify one's eligibility for rights and access to resources rather than a sense of a shared community with one's fellow citizens ( Dorman et al. 2007 ; Englebert 2009 ). As Mahmood Mamdani (2007: 22) puts it, “the key

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

Aet Annist

progressive or conservative principles. By being brought into the open through the protests, the claims for political dividing lines vanish, naked power can be forced into the open, and the actual blatant desire to remain in power, rather than promoting

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Seeking Recognition, Becoming Citizens

Achievements and Grievances among Former Combatants from Three Wars

Johanna Söderström

with the amount of material recognition to date. Sackaria's experience speaks to how many SWAPO veterans felt. Sackaria feels forgotten by the state as the state is seen as unable to provide for veterans. His desire for recognition is both linked to

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Suburban Dissent

Defining Neighborhood Space and Place in Perth, Western Australia

Jocelyn D. Avery

“disjunctures” can be ambiguous but are useful “for thinking about the desires, possibilities and practices through which people seek to modulate or rework their social relationships” (2012: 42). Amit identifies “time, space, deflection and redefinition” as four

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Alena Minchenia

abandoned their once desired position of leadership soon after the elections, not prepared to actually lead and sustain electoral protests, and even becoming involved in fraud: Hancharyk [an oppositional presidential candidate in 2001 from the united