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Pentecostalism and Egalitarianism in Melanesia

A Reconsideration of the Pentecostal Gender Paradox

Annelin Eriksen

segregated pattern of village life, where the great men of the namange had to live by themselves, cook their own food, and eat alone—described locally in Bislama as eating ‘taboo fire’ ( tambu fae ). We see here how differences were always acknowledged, but

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Processes of Territorialization in Mexico

Indigenous Government, Violence, and Comunalidad

Philipp Wolfesberger

administering the village music orchestra). Then, there is the important hurdle of capitán de festejos , those responsible for the festivities commission. This post entails a significant financial outlay, including furnishing all food and provisions for the

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Belonging in a New Myanmar

Identity, Law, and Gender in the Anthropology of Contemporary Buddhism

Juliane Schober

marches, they accepted food and water from democracy advocates. At the dramatic height of these protests, monks accepted water from and extended blessings to Aung San Suu Kyi who, for the first time in years, appeared in public view at the gate of her

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The Religious Foundations of Capoeira Angola

The Cosmopolitics of an Apparently Non-religious Practice

Sergio González Varela

regularly. Leaders dress up on many occasions according to the religious calendar of Candomblé and impose food and drinking restrictions in their lives. Abroad, I have seen that the importance of the Afro-Brazilian religion becomes essential for advanced

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Ayse Serap Avanoglu, Diana Riboli, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Annalisa Butticci, Iain R. Edgar, Matan Shapiro, Brooke Schedneck, Mark Sedgwick, Suzane de Alencar Vieira, Nell Haynes, Sara Farhan, Fabián Bravo Vega, Marie Meudec, Nuno Domingos, Heidi Härkönen, Sergio González Varela, and Nathanael Homewood

Jamaica, relating how Jamaican women understand their own sexual practices in relation to the televangelists’ messages. While Jamaican women are often in positions of vulnerability in which they may turn to exchanging sex for food, shelter, or other needs

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Adjudicating Religious Intolerance

Afro-Brazilian Religions, Public Space, and the National Collective in Twenty-First-Century Brazil

Elina I. Hartikainen

injury on private property and sentenced the men to pay a small fine in the form of financing cestas básicas (baskets containing one month's basic food supply for a family). The activists who had rallied to Mãe Rosa's side hoped that her case could set

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Liminality and Missing Persons

Encountering the Missing in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Laura Huttunen

I saw my husband for the last time on the 24th of April in 1992. That was the time when the soldiers invaded our town. We were hiding in the woods, but we came back to the house to fetch some food that we still had there. Then, suddenly, the

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The Draconian Governance of Illegalized Migrants in Western States

Barak Kalir

abandonment, illegalized migrants often end up living without access to some of the most basic provisions such as medical care, shelter, food, and education for children. The constant fear from a random deportation and the possibility of breaking up families

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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

's market and food kiosks. Also popular was the construction of a civic center, later named the Citizenship Square, which comprised a college, a library, a psychiatric support center, a legal support office, a youth center, a 24-hour health clinic, and

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Valentina Napolitano

condition of people raised in the Americas, of ‘ordinary’ and local modes of living, food, and habits. My own use of the term refers more specifically to New World anxieties about pureza de sangre , literally, the purity of blood, or purity of descent. This