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War Veterans and the Construction of Citizenship Categories

Nikkie Wiegink, Ralph Sprenkels, and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

scholarship that goes beyond debates and paradigms that view the reintegration of former fighters as “a return to normality” and a process of societal healing and that instead highlight the veterans’ complex and variegated trajectories ( Christensen 2017

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Recursivity and the Self-Reflexive Cosmos

Tricksters in Cuban and Brazilian Spirit Mediumship Practices

Diana Espírito Santo

whose spirit works with the expert in achieving his magical ends, be it healing or provoking mishap. Palo witchcraft is feared for its effectiveness, not just because it is premised on work with the ‘materialized’ and morally pliable dead, but because

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Avoiding Poison

Congolese Refugees Seeking Cosmological Continuity in Urban Asylum

Georgina Ramsay

until being resettled in Australia that the obstructive effects of poisoning—the illness of being unable to sleep and eat well—were resolved for Nela and her family. There was no specific act of healing that resolved these effects of poisoning, according

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Conservation-Induced Resettlement

The Case of the Baka of Southeast Cameroon—A Variation on the Habitual Mobility–Immobility Nexus

Harrison Esam Awuh

communities (one questionnaire per household) with equal numbers for men and women. The Baka are well-known in the literature for their prowess in healing, medicines, and other forest products. 10 Expert participants (traditional healers) were asked to tag or

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Circling around the really Real in Iran

Ethnography of Muharram laments among Shi'i volunteer militants in the Middle East

Younes Saramifar

, revelations, and healing as modes “in which the inexplicable helps to convince people [of] the authenticity of their particular convictions” (2005: 164). He shares examples to portray how some of his interviewees authenticated ineffable experiences while

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Amy Binning

tsunamis or storms. Still more are interred at Auschwitz-Birkenau in a project titled “Planting Seeds of Healing.” These tsha-tshas have all been shaped and distributed by one community of Nyingma Tibetan Buddhists based in Berkeley, California. They have

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Experiencing Anticipation. Anthropological Perspectives

Christopher Stephan and Devin Flaherty

. Imaginative Horizons: An Essay in Literary-Philosophical Anthropology . Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press . Csordas , T. 1997 . The Sacred Self: A Cultural Phenomenology of Charismatic Healing . Berkeley, CA : University of California Press

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Sami Schalk

) revolves around the healing of McKenna’s broken ankle and her getting back to gymnastics. However, in a subplot McKenna visits a horse riding center for people with disabilities in an attempt to support Josie’s dream of riding a horse. McKenna discovers

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Dearly Departed

Communicating with the Dead in the Digital Age

Jennifer Huberman

at all. I’ve even “met” other website administrators through Forever Missed and we are now friends, sharing our grief, supporting one another. Thank You so very much! I do thank God for your service to help people like myself heal through

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Their Journey to Triumphant Activism

14 Young Women Speak Out

Nokukhanya Ngcobo

my father would blame me for the argument.” Of school she says, “I would feel some sort of healing … because I felt love and freedom there” (52). Another moving theme in this collection concerns the effects of death in the family. For some writers the