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“I Showed You What I Thought Was Appropriate”

Reflections on Longitudinal Ethnographic Research and the Performativity of Dutch Gang Life

Robert A. Roks

ethnographic fieldwork has documented the importance of building relationships during fieldwork, both short-lived and long-term. Regardless of the time spent with informants, establishing rapport is crucial for researchers to obtain any amount of intimate and

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Ethnographies of Private Security

Erella Grassiani and Tessa Diphoorn

sovereignty, citizenship, belonging, and exclusion. In this section, we extend this focus by highlighting the innovative insights and advantages of this growing anthropological scope. For decades, the method of ethnographic fieldwork defined the discipline of

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Times of Violence

The Shifting Temporalities of Long-Term Ethnographic Engagement with Burundi

Simon Turner

past, the present, and the future. In the first case, I explore how narratives about genocidal violence changed in the refugee camps from when Liisa Malkki did her fieldwork to when I did mine more than a decade later. In the second case, I follow two

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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

-hop circle Pac'Stão, which alludes to PAC and a violent territory). I conducted the main fieldwork that underlies this article in 2011 and 2012 (see Braathen et al. 2013 ). While I am a male, white, and foreign political scientist, I was assisted in the

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“What about Last Time?”

Exploring Potentiality in Danish Young Women's Violent Conflicts

Ann-Karina Henriksen

Violence shapes the everyday life of millions of people and has a profound impact on social relations and everyday dispositions. Ethnographic fieldwork, characterized by extended submersion in a social field, has proven valuable for gaining

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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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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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“There Was No Genocide in Rwanda”

History, Politics, and Exile Identity among Rwandan Rebels in the Eastern Congo Conflict

Anna Hedlund

This article analyzes how the 1994 genocide in Rwanda is recalled and described by members of a Hutu rebel group, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) whose leadership can be linked to the 1994 atrocities in Rwanda. The article explores how individuals belonging to this rebel group, currently operating in the eastern territories of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), articulate, contest, and oppose the dominant narrative of the Rwandan genocide. Based on ethnographic fieldwork with members of the FDLR in a rebel camp, this article shows how a community of exiled fighters and second-generation Hutu refugees contest the official version of genocide by constructing a counterhistory of it. Through organized practices such as political demonstrations and military performances, it further shows how political ideologies and violence are being manufactured and reproduced within a setting of military control.

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The Longitudinal Ethnography of Violence

Lidewyde H. Berckmoes, Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard, and Dennis Rodgers

plus years that had elapsed between the two instances of ethnographic fieldworks. Another aim can be to show how changes in the world, either internal or external, might have influenced the studied research site. An example is Buroway's ( 1979 ) own

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The Social Life of Contentious Concepts

Ronald S. Stade

). The encyclopedia was meant to serve the same purpose for historiography, as had long-term ethnographic fieldwork for anthropology: to relativize and contextualize cultural meanings. In early historiography, presentism, that is, reading concepts through