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First as Tragedy, Then as Teleology

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

Stef Jansen

’s appeal, many are more likely to narrate their resistance to being nationalized themselves. In a situation where postwar precariousness includes uncertainty about the current political setup, this is especially prevalent among people who during the war

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

husband be released, Amira said it would cause a dilemma about where to live, as he wanted to return to Mindanao. The prospect of their husband's possible release gives rise to uncertainty about where to settle and thus endangers the women's aspirations of

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Liminality and Missing Persons

Encountering the Missing in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Laura Huttunen

anguish and uncertainty among the population. Moreover, totalitarian and oppressive governments often use abductions as weapons in internal warfare against dissidents and oppositional groups. 1 Disappearances are powerful weapons, insofar as their

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Space of Hope for Lebanon’s Missing

Promoting Transitional Justice through a Digital Memorial

Erik Van Ommering and Reem el Soussi

cycle of mourning when faced with the uncertainty that clouds the fate of a loved one. The paradox of simultaneous presence and absence is described as “the most distressful of all losses” ( Boss 1999: 6 ), as it freezes the grief process and captures a

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Matthew Carey, Ida Nielsen Sølvhøj, Eve Monique Zucker, Younes Saramifar, and Louis Frankenthaler

, and closes with an epilogue. Part 1, following the introduction and titled “Life and Death Under the Khmer Rouge,” presents a mosaic of the terror, uncertainty, starvation, depravation, and hardship of life under the Khmer Rouge. The first chapter of

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Meike J. de Goede

as a site from which to practice its resistance against the colonial authorities. 25 The Christian faith was thus by no means a place of spiritual refuge in the face of this acute moment of crisis and uncertainty that the colonial disposition had

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

restless uncertainty that persists and is passed down through generations, tracking its victims less as a visible wound than a source of pressure with a direct line to human vulnerabilities. By its nature, trauma is “never assimilated consciously and

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Staying out of Place

The Being and Becoming of Burundian Refugees in the Camp and the City

Simon Turner

’: Ideas of Hope and Future among Clandestine Burundian Refugees in Nairobi .” Pp. 173 – 191 in Ethnographies of Uncertainty in Africa , ed. D . Pratten and E. Cooper . New York & Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan . Turner , Simon , and Henrik

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

Public Protest and Community-Building in Post–Economic Collapse Iceland

Timothy Heffernan

highlight the need for reform by producing and transmitting knowledge at protest sites ( della Porta and Pavan 2017 ). As studies on crisis have shown, information and knowledge become increasingly important in times of profound uncertainty, as individuals

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From Jewish Sentiments to Rational Exhortations

Battle Missives in the Israel Defense Forces

Netta Galnoor

; Sarbin 1986 ). Constructing and interpreting reality are even more challenging in times of war, when fear and uncertainty prevail ( Comaroff and Stern 1995 ). In writing battle missives, Israeli commanders create and reaffirm a shared identity, telling