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Rethinking Resistance to Transitional Justice

Briony Jones and Thomas Brudholm

or local resistances not tied to the overthrow of systems or even to ideologies of emancipation” ( Abu-Lughod 1990: 41 ; see also Ong [2010] and the classic references by Scott [1985 , 1990 ]). These studies of resistance by anthropologists have

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So What Is the Anthropology of Buddhism About?

David N. Gellner

the ideology of progress (or creative destruction) of the wider society, they also frequently turn their fire on the failings of their own disciplinary ancestors. Theravāda studies have moved on and grown greatly in sophistication. There is clear

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Khaled Furani

avenues, a possible means by which anthropology takes measure of the distance or proximity between it and secular state power, through which it operates. I must stress that this article does not aim to ‘unmask’ secularism as an illusory ideology of

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Shadow Soldiering

Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

Maya Mynster Christensen

soldiers, private contractors are perceived as being motivated by “compensation in excess”—as people who, much like the mercenary, go to war without ideological and sacrificial ideas ( Taussig-Rubbo 2009: 106 ). Lacking the sacrificial component, their

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Beyond Economy and Religion

Resources and Socio-cosmic Fields in Odisha, India

Roland Hardenberg

In light of this understanding, one important anthropological task becomes that of exploring diverse societies and the ideologies they harbor to begin to document the various configurations of monism and pluralism that actually exist in the world

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Migrant Residents in Search of Residences

Locating Structural Violence at the Interstices of Bureaucracies

Megan Sheehan

; Mitchell 2006 ). These laws also shape the rental market, structuring relationships between potential renters and property owners. In his work on the impact of writing and documents, Hull notes: “A planning map is not only an ideological projection of a

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

struggle over ethnicity, Catholic missionary power, and higher education as a source of ideas and ideologies fueling ethnic tension and genocide. During the genocide, Butare “suffered the highest proportion of deaths of any single province” (35). In late

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Co-constituting Bodyguarding Practice through Embodied Reflexivity

Methodological Reflections from the Field

Paul Higate

from our heads and fiction from our bodies” ( Simmonds 1999: 59 ). Aside from the implicit (and sometimes explicit) ideological framing of the female “leaky” body as somehow closer to nature ( Shildrick 1997 ), and therefore inferior in keeping with

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

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

Timothy Heffernan

Kristín Loftsdóttir (2014: 169) has noted, this sense of crisis can be conceptualized as a disjuncture in Iceland's ideological landscape, which continues to highlight and mobilize new subjectivities in a prolonged struggle for responsible leadership. In

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Amanda J. Reinke

complete observer. Marrying nonparticipant and participant observation in this context often illuminated differences between practitioners’ ideological positioning in trainings and public discourse with their on-the-ground practices. In several cases, the