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Stacy M. K. George

use to talk and to think with” ( Collins 2004: 107 ). It produces “confidence, elation, strength, enthusiasm, and initiative in taking action” (ibid.: 49). The greater the emotional experience, the greater the level of commitment and participation in

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Jack Hunter, Annelin Eriksen, Jon Mitchell, Mattijs van de Port, Magnus Course, Nicolás Panotto, Ruth Barcan, David M. R. Orr, Girish Daswani, Piergiorgio Di Giminiani, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Sofía Ugarte, Ryan J. Cook, Bettina E. Schmidt, and Mylene Mizrahi

, ethnographically driven focus on the phenomenological realities of human reluctance to engage with “divinized beings or notions of transcendental agency” (p. 6). This looseness of definition is a theoretical strength of the overall argument of the volume, but

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

public shows of strength. An example could be military parades through the streets, or the open torture and killing of convicted criminals. The king, in this sense, used spectacle as a form of power to remind his subjects that he had the power to decide

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

state institutions, weapons industry, and private security firms. Another key strength is the book's close attention to the competing interests in driving privatization, as well as the sites of struggle at play therein, narrating privatization as an

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Kim Knibbe, Brenda Bartelink, Jelle Wiering, Karin B. Neutel, Marian Burchardt, and Joan Wallach Scott

. Right-wing populists are especially vocal in these debates, and it seems that the strength of their support of gender equality is a function of their rejection of Muslims. Joan Wallach Scott’s book explores these dynamics from the perspective of

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"Our Future Is Already in Jeopardy"

Duress and the Palimpsest of Violence of Two CAR Student Refugees in the DRC

Maria Catherina Wilson Janssens

. This loss of strength is not only physical but also metaphorical. Being reduced to looking for food for survival, Le Firmin and Euloge feel they have lost not only the chance to study but also a part of their human dignity. Food thus becomes a painful

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The Ethics of Collective Sponsorship

Virtuous Action and Obligation in Contemporary Tibet

Jane Caple

merit-making rituals and the “social harmony and strength” (ibid.: 159) demonstrated in collective religious activities. Dewa’s project does not fit neatly into either category but rather has elements of both. Not everyone shared Dorjé’s enthusiasm for

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Bonee and Fitina

Mbororo Nomads Facing and Adapting to Conflict in Central Africa

Adamou Amadou

knowledge of the bush were essential for the two family heads in dealing with their newly experienced hardship. And in both cases, their strength was their Mbororo identity, which gave a direction to their decisions for dealing with adversity. From the cases

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Introduction

Understanding Experiences and Decisions in Situations of Enduring Hardship in Africa

Mirjam de Bruijn and Jonna Both

Agency in Africa: An Introduction .” In Strength Beyond Structure: Social and Historical Trajectories of Agency in Africa , ed. Mirjam de Bruijn , Rijk van Dijk , and Jan-Bart Gewald , 1 – 15 . Leiden : Brill . Vigh , Henrik . 2006

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Between Labor Migration and Forced Displacement

Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space

Jesper Bjarnesen

migrant is expected to gather strength during his absence, only to return home, empowered and successful), but also speaks to the antisocial behavior of the “rebel hero” ( Utas 2003: 140 ), who is obliged to engage in antisocial behavior in order to gain