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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

narratives also depend on the expected or targeted visitor communities and their positioning within the maze of religiopolitical identities. 2 Which exhibition concept projects solidarity with one or the other national or religious visitor group? What kind

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Around Abby Day’s Believing in Belonging

Belief and Social Identity in the Modern World

Christopher R. Cotter, Grace Davie, James A. Beckford, Saliha Chattoo, Mia Lövheim, Manuel A. Vásquez, and Abby Day

much else) in modern Europe. The second is shorter and reflects a renewed interest in national identities within the United Kingdom. Abby Day makes a crucial contribution to both topics. In my own efforts to discern and to explain the religious

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Seeking Recognition, Becoming Citizens

Achievements and Grievances among Former Combatants from Three Wars

Johanna Söderström

as how the relationship with the polity and society as a whole and their veteran peers form part of how these veterans are made as citizens. This article shows how people's experiences as former combatants are turned into a veteran identity, and

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So What Is the Anthropology of Buddhism About?

David N. Gellner

nationalism, showing that national identities most certainly did exist before Hobsbawm’s ‘age of nationalism’. In all these cases, he argued, the presence of Christianity, and in particular the idea of a chosen people encapsulated in the Old Testament

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War Veterans and the Construction of Citizenship Categories

Nikkie Wiegink, Ralph Sprenkels, and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

multiple and contested, and often shift as political contexts evolve (Kelly and Thiranagama 2009). Moreover, the creation, consolidation, and contestation of war veterans as an identity and citizenship category are relevant for shaping political hierarchies

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Adopting a Resistance Lens

An Exploration of Power and Legitimacy in Transitional Justice

Julie Bernath and Sandra Rubli

national colleagues have, however, consistently disagreed on this matter, thereby aligning themselves with the position of the Cambodian government. This is perceived as circumstantial evidence of political interference since senior members of the Cambodian

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Iver B. Neumann

polity’s identity, such a national narrative is potentially productive, and not only nostalgic, and so highly potent political stuff. This became increasingly clear in the 2000s, as the political debate as such became ever more stylized, even frozen, and

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Corinna Mullin and Ian Patel

fabricated charges. The notion that “Islamism” was a threat to both Tunisian national security and its secular identity was in accord with dominant discourses and prerogatives of the global “war on terror.” Despite knowledge of Ben Ali’s repressive modes of

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Peter Hervik

, a father, an identity that is not present in the first phenomenological glimpse of the dead child in the photo. When public, private, and personal media begin to reveal their interpretations, the signifiers in their frames can be followed and larger

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The Many Faces of the State

Living in Peace and Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Nasir Uddin and Eva Gerharz

further marginalized. This has triggered the construction of dichotomous identity categories ( Pahari adivasi versus Bengali) and spaces (the CHT versus the state). While Pakistani national identity was based primarily on religious belonging, the central