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Achieving the Ordinary

Everyday Peace and the Other in Bosnian Mixed-Ethnicity Families

Keziah Conrad

,” attaining the ordinary takes on added difficulty and moral urgency ( Maček 2009 ; Jansen 2015 ; Segal 2015 ). I also join Veena Das (2015) and others who point to the everyday not so much as a space of conformity but as an eventful space of ongoing

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

urban spaces of the organizations that bring disabled veterans together, creating an activist movement. His ethnographic anecdotes bring to life the everyday camaraderie and humor characteristic of groups of disabled veterans. While the title of gazi

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Meike J. de Goede

manipulated by Amicalist opportunists—of people living in duress and faced with an acute spiritual crisis when faced with the news that Matsoua had died. The deification of Matsoua offered a refuge in spiritualism and in a culturally known space. It should

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A Phone without Names

Distrust and Duress in Côte d’Ivoire

Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa

; Richards 2012 ; Vigh 2008 ), which allows basic trust building at the societal level. People use public spaces, for instance, to go to the market and thereby place trust in unknown others with whom they have no personal relationship ( Förster et al. 2007

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First as Tragedy, Then as Teleology

The Politics/People Dichotomy in the Ethnography of Post-Yugoslav Nationalization

Stef Jansen

it. Nationalization’s appeal, then, should be understood at least partly as rooted in its capacity to project hope and self-realization for some. As Renata Salecl has pointed out, nationalism constructs “a symbolic space in which we can appear

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Perspectives from the Ground

Colonial Bureaucratic Violence, Identity, and Transitional Justice in Canada

Jaymelee J. Kim

violence against Indigenous peoples cannot be addressed here; however, treaty rights, land rights, resource extraction, and desecration of sacred spaces consistently were mentioned as impediments to transitional justice. For transitional justice to be

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Yagil Levy

narrowing its autonomous professional space ( Levy and Michael 2011 ). Such extra-institutional actors may be a kind of ‘fire alarm’ ( Feaver 2003: 80–83 ), alerting elected civilians or the supreme command whenever lower-ranking commanders apparently

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The Social Life of Fighting Words

The Case of Political Correctness

Ronald S. Stade

time. The expression “politically correct” does not just have a historical or temporal dimension; it also has a spatial dimension in that it spread across global space. Therefore, it is appropriate to draw theoretical inspiration from the long

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Bonee and Fitina

Mbororo Nomads Facing and Adapting to Conflict in Central Africa

Adamou Amadou

difficulties in maintaining their lifestyle, both in relation to demography and occupation of land. Discussions surrounding “the end of pastoralism” ( Burnham 1999 ), which referred to a general lack of space and increasing tenure conflicts, are back on the

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Alena Minchenia

aimed, as he often repeated, “to enlarge the space of freedom” (field notes, fall 2015). Regular protest actions were in clear contrast with the period after 2010 when activities of political activists and groups were mostly suppressed. 2 However, as