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Frauke Mennes, John P. Hayes, David Kloos, Martha Lagace, Morten Koch Andersen, Somdeep Sen, Matthew Porges, and Sa’ed Atshan

an ethical model that embeds the agon (contest, rivalry) and takes altruism off its pedestal. This agon is an inherent characteristic not only of human relations but also of relations between humans and nonhumans, like animals and Gods (chapter 7

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Navigating the Politics of Anxiety

Moral Outrage, Responsiveness, and State Accountability in Denmark

Mette-Louise Johansen

outbreaks of moral outrage emerging in relation to some of the terror attacks in Northern Europe: the inadequacy of the Norwegian police’s reaction to the terrorist attacks on Utøya, the counterproductive effects of the UK Prevent model, and the lack of

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Doing Ritual While Thinking about It?

Emma Gobin

‘infelicitous performances’ ( Grimes 1988a ), from either the actor’s point of view or a formal perspective, nor can they always be reduced to deviations from a ‘model’ or a ‘script’ due to micro-political or purely sociological dynamics. They can also be

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Pentecostalism and Egalitarianism in Melanesia

A Reconsideration of the Pentecostal Gender Paradox

Annelin Eriksen

model based on a social ideology with a strong European heritage has, on the one hand, set Melanesian societies in comparative dialogue with social systems elsewhere. On the other hand, however, it has perhaps prevented explorations of possible

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The Chaco Skies

A Socio-cultural History of Power Relations

Alejandro Martín López and Agustina Altman

’s (1936) developments concerning ‘topological psychology’. Bourdieu’s (2005) idea of ‘social field’ is also fundamental to our conception of topologies of power as a qualitative characterization of the geometry of place, modeled by the power of its

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The Ethics of Collective Sponsorship

Virtuous Action and Obligation in Contemporary Tibet

Jane Caple

this project therefore do not conform to the ‘economy of merit’ model of the Buddhist gift as reinforcing and reproducing the hierarchical distinction between laity and monastics, even if more general economic relations between the villagers and monks

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Alena Minchenia

global structure of democracy promotion. Sean Chabot and Stellan Vinthagen point out the dominance of one, “Western,” model of resistance functioning as a blueprint in the research and practice of social movements irrespective of their context, and

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Eluding the Esculacho

A Masculinities Perspective on the Enduring Warrior Ethos of Rio de Janeiro's Police

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

under the armed forces. During this period, a new brand of military masculinity was cultivated in militaries across the Americas. The anti-communist “New Man” was modeled on the guerilla warrior it sought to combat and promoted a masculinity without

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First as Tragedy, Then as Teleology

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

Stef Jansen

national idiom). The vertical functioning of the dichotomy model is unidirectional, from top to bottom. The subjects of nationalization are active political elites, who act upon passive people (its objects-targets), full stop. No two-way traffic. Bringa

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Jens Kreinath and Refika Sariönder

Alevis to acquire the competence to exercise formerly esoteric practices as a marker of their public identity. Following Handelman (1998) , we conceive of the cem not only as a ‘model’ of a ritual practice that ‘mirrors’ the conditions of the Alevis in