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A Visitor's Guide to Shamans and Shamanism

The Kunstkamera's Russian and Asian Ethnographic Collections in the Late Imperial Era

Marisa Karyl Franz

ethnographic category that connected the different Indigenous Siberian and Central Asian people to emphasize a cultural continuity across the Russian Empire east of the Urals. The Kunstkamera in St. Petersburg was an influential ethnographic museum in imperial

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What Makes a Panther a Panther?

Genetics, Human Perceptions, and the Complexity of Species Categorization

Catherine Macdonald and Julia Wester

construction of species categories using the real-life example of a purposefully introduced subspecies. In 1995, eight female Texas cougars ( Puma concolor stanleyana ) were translocated to southern Florida in an effort to assist in the recovery of a dwindling

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Citizens and Citizenship

The Rhetoric of Dutch Immigrant Integration Policy in 2011

Dana Rem and Des Gasper

, concepts, categories, and other aspects of rhetoric, we explore this key document. “Rhetoric” refers here to the practices of attempted persuasion of a public, in particular “the practice of civic communication” ( Kock and Villadsen 2017: 572–573 ), and to

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Battle of Cosmologies

The Catholic Church, Adat, and ‘Inculturation’ among Northern Lio, Indonesia

Signe Howell

effects upon values, categories, and practices are not predictable. For example, when Christianity is introduced into regions where other forms of religious values and practices are well established, this may result in immediate acceptance and the

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Looking for the child soldier

The judicial investigation in the case of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

Milena Jakšić

Since the early 1990s, the soldiering experiences of children and youth have become a major subject of anthropological research. These studies share a concern to break with the victimist view of the ‘child soldier’ category perpetuated by the

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Pascah Mungwini

conceptualisation and analysis of problems in Africa, including the solutions we proffer, by taking categories of reflection developed from the experiences of being-an-African in Africa seriously. The term ‘categories of reflection’ is used here to refer to those

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Mapping the Rise of a New Concept

Ruth Hemstad

the need for conceptual clarity between contemporary concepts and analytical categories. The mapping of the appearance of Scandinavianism and related concepts in different publications in three different countries has not previously been possible. By

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Carceral Entrapments

Views from the Prison/Street Interface in India

Mahuya Bandyopadhyay

. Second, it indicates aspects in our research that we may be aware of, yet which are beyond the grasp of the words, categories and analytic frames in the social science disciplines to articulate what is going on. Third, ‘the presence of the ethnographer

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Stiletto Socialism

Social Class, Dressing Up, and Women's Self-Positioning in Socialist Slovenia

Polona Sitar

Yugoslavia defined itself in terms of its modernity rather than along familiar class categories. 2 Consumption and leisure became the central foundations of social well-being, together with social welfare in the form of healthcare and social insurance, and

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Teppo Eskelinen

allocation of financial risks and positions of vulnerability generated by finance. I will formulate a basis for a theoretical approach for the analysis of this issue. My more precise purpose is to analyse categories of risks in order to show how ‘financial