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Changing Narratives of Intimate Partner Violence

A Longitudinal Photo-Ethnography

Heith Copes, Lindsay Leban, and Jared Ragland

Narrative research focuses on the ways people tell stories to explain experiences, with attention to how they draw from common understandings, values, and customs to construct these stories ( Holstein and Gubrium 2000 ). Exploring narratives

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

which ideological and territorial claims produce diverging heritage narratives. Jerusalem's status as a UNESCO heritage site is made necessary not only because of geopolitics but also because the Palestinians of and from the city live under an Israeli

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“What about Last Time?”

Exploring Potentiality in Danish Young Women's Violent Conflicts

Ann-Karina Henriksen

to 23 living in Copenhagen who have experienced using physical violence. During the fieldwork, I interviewed 25 girls and young women several times, and their narratives provide insight into how violence unfolds in their everyday lives and how the

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Telling Tales?

Subjective Ethnography and Situated Narratives in Longitudinal Research on Violence in Nicaragua

Dennis Rodgers

extent this rejection of The Mountain People can be attributed to differences in opinion about “strategies of authorial voice and narrative form” ( Jeffcutt 1994: 242 ), with some of Turnbull's critics particularly disapproving of his writing due to its

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Seeking Recognition, Becoming Citizens

Achievements and Grievances among Former Combatants from Three Wars

Johanna Söderström

coming home after war (and how they perceive they were treated) as a veteran. Thus, both of these experiences (war and coming home) are key processes for the constitution of this identity. In various ways, the veterans are able to create a narrative where

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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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War Veterans and the Construction of Citizenship Categories

Nikkie Wiegink, Ralph Sprenkels, and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

convergence of peace agreements, politics, bureaucracy, procedures, and (official and public) narratives of war. Recognition of service in the form of pensions often plays an important role in the interaction between veterans and the state. War pensions were

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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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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

narratives, figures, and ceremonies while retaining the collectivist focus of colonial population management. Instead of building robust links between the central authority and citizens through political participation, service provision or other concrete

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Bernard B. Fyanka and Julaina A. Obika

unique narrative style by oscillating between explaining concepts and exploring narratives that illustrate the concepts. To achieve this, he engages profusely with the ideas of other philosophers and academics on the issue and in some instances his