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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

the national characteristics in Lebanon ( Pall 2013 ; Rabil 2014 ; Rougier 2015 ), in particular the role of neo-Islamists such as Sheikh Ahmed Assir. In Lebanon, Salafism took hold in select rural and urban localities ( Saab and Ranstorp 2007: 829

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Sam Jackson, Áron Bakos, Birgitte Refslund Sørensen, and Matti Weisdorf

protesting lengthy prison sentences imposed on two local ranchers convicted of arson on federal land. This splinter group, led by Ammon Bundy and several other veterans of the Bundy Ranch standoff of 2014, occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, until

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

Public Protest and Community-Building in Post–Economic Collapse Iceland

Timothy Heffernan

, and North America in response to fiscal crisis, the process of rewriting Iceland's constitution was seen as a novel experiment in contemporary democracy ( Landemore 2015 ). Moreover, it was a means of redefining Icelanders’ collective identity after

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

Aet Annist

affected areas. The changes people protest go against the expectations based on local or national histories, or the assumed identities. Protests in Iceland were triggered not only by the financial crash and a political upheaval but, more fundamentally, by

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Danger, Moral Opacity, and Outrage

Fear of Jihadism and the Terrorist Threat in Southern Mali

Tone Sommerfelt

Sufi saints (shayks, cheikhs, marabouts) , which may be said to be a mainstream religious practice of the communities that make up most of Mali’s Muslims—traditions that have been appropriated as symbols of Malian national culture. This case study is

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The Missing Policing

The Absent Concept of Policing and Its Substitutes in Israeli Military Doctrine

Ofra Ben-Ishai

articulation of a Palestinian national identity (16, 17). Several years into the occupation, the concept of integration through separation became organizationally structured (18). Once it became apparent that a political settlement was not imminent, the

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

to colonialism and black slavery (see, e.g., Buck-Morss 2009 ; Trouillot 1995 ). As the newly independent colonies looked to Europe for inspiration and acceptance even as they forged new national identities ( Stepan 1991 ), they reproduced colonial

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Palestine

A Protracted Peacebuilding Process

Emile Badarin

establish a nation-state, Jewishness as a religious and spiritual notion was reconstructed into a national identity ( Sand 2009 ). By way of bearing on Benedict Anderson’s (2006) thesis, this constructed narrative gradually gathered a pool of constituents

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“Hot Guys” in Tel Aviv

Pride Tourism in Israel

Amit Kama and Yael Ram

growing academic interest in LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. Various disciplines have been inundated with a vast empirical and theoretical literature that delves into a large array of aspects pertaining to LGBTQ+ identity, social relations, politics

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Abhishek Choudhary, Rhys Machold, Ricardo Cardoso, Andreas Hackl, Martha Lagace, and Carly Machado

choice of cases makes the critique of identity-related variables less tenable. The authors deliberately chose such cases where, according to them, ethnic factors were less important. This omission appears like a deliberate move to accord convenience to