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War Veterans and the Construction of Citizenship Categories

Nikkie Wiegink, Ralph Sprenkels, and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

, social, bureaucratic, and historical processes in a variety of case studies situated in different geographical contexts. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, the contributions try to capture how these processes are understood from “within” by those involved

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

anthropology as never before. The book is based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted by Salih Can Açıksöz in Istanbul between 2005 and 2008 with working-class, disabled veterans of the Kurdish conflict. The preface powerfully expresses the quandaries of a

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The Uncanniness of Missionary Others

A Discursive Analysis of a Century of Anthropological Writings on Missionary Ethnographers

Travis Warren Cooper

, they “inhabit multiple fieldwork identities” (ibid.: 7). What happens, for instance, given such complexity of identity, when an anthropologist trained in a secular university just happens to identify in a more or less meaningful way as religious? What

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The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research

Josepha Ivanka Wessels

memorializations. Fabio Cristiano and Emilio Distretti carried out fieldwork in occupied East Jerusalem. Their article, “Along the Lines of the Occupation: Playing at Diminished Reality in East Jerusalem,” reflects on virtual spaces as projected on reality and

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Violence and Identification

Everyday Ethnic Identity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Torsten Kolind

. This came as a surprise to me during my fieldwork, and it also stands in opposition to structurally inspired anthropological analyses of war and violence. Such analyses have primarily focused on the inherent potential of violence and war to create

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Mariske Westendorp, Bruno Reinhardt, Reinaldo L. Román, Jon Bialecki, Alexander Agadjanian, Karen Lauterbach, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Kate Yanina DeConinck, Jack Hunter, Ioannis Kyriakakis, Magdalena Crăciun, Roger Canals, Cristina Rocha, Khyati Tripathi, Dafne Accoroni, and George Wu Bayuga

narratives presented through different entertaining techniques. The approach developed for the digital project involves primary data gathered through fieldwork research, archival research on biblical parks, publicity materials obtained at different sites, and

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On Knowing Faith

Theology, Everyday Religion, and Anthropological Theory

Joel Robbins

anthropological preoccupations, for, like Rappaport, I worked in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. In many of the societies there, including the ones in which both of us did fieldwork, it is impossible to miss the kinds of concerns with both ignorance and

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Ronald Stade

of most human beings, including researchers, to rid themselves of moral intuitions. Although psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and therapists have a longer tradition than ethnographic fieldworkers of addressing the kind of inner conflicts that the

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The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

The Making of War Veterans in Postindependence Mozambique

Nikkie Wiegink

fieldwork in Maringue, a rural district in Sofala Province in central Mozambique. This fieldwork was mainly focused on getting a grasp of the everyday lives and life histories of former Renamo combatants and their relations to the Renamo political party. In

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Jack Hunter, Annelin Eriksen, Jon Mitchell, Mattijs van de Port, Magnus Course, Nicolás Panotto, Ruth Barcan, David M. R. Orr, Girish Daswani, Piergiorgio Di Giminiani, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Sofía Ugarte, Ryan J. Cook, Bettina E. Schmidt, and Mylene Mizrahi

paranormal scene. Fieldwork among these groups has also been supplemented by extensive long-range survey research conducted between 2005 and 2014, making use of the Templeton-funded Baylor Religion Survey. This gives the book a broader quantitative