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Belonging in a New Myanmar

Identity, Law, and Gender in the Anthropology of Contemporary Buddhism

Juliane Schober

the Bay of Bengal and reflected the political desire to be recognized as a separate ethnic group ( Leider 2014: 236–237 ). Ethnicity, Gender, and Law While anthropology has long recognized the fluidity of ethnic identity, the Burmese state and many of

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A Ritual Demystified

The Work of Anti-wonder among Sufi Reformists and Traditionalists in a Macedonian Roma Neighborhood

Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic

Egypt . Berkeley : University of California Press . 10.1525/california/9780520209268.001.0001 Stasch , Rupert . 2016 . “ Singapore, Big Village of the Dead: Cities as Figures of Desire, Domination, and Rupture among Korowai of Indonesian Papua

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Co-constituting Bodyguarding Practice through Embodied Reflexivity

Methodological Reflections from the Field

Paul Higate

. 10.1177/1357034X95001001004 Crossley , Nick . 2001 . The Social Body: Habit, Identity and Desire . London : Sage . Crossley , Nick . 2006 . Reflexive Embodiment in Contemporary Society . Open University Press . Crossley , Nick . 2007

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Amira Mittermaier, Susan Harding, and Michael Lambek

becomes, as she asked in “Freedom,” her 2002 American Anthropological Association paper: “How did we come to decide that freedom is the most important structuring principle of everyone's horizon of desire?” In the course of her work, Saba moved from

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Meike J. de Goede

own country according to our own desires . (200) These two accounts explain the messianic turn within the Amicalist movement as a response to an experienced felt reality, to maintain hope, dreams, and aspirations for change in a violent and repressive

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Suburban Dissent

Defining Neighborhood Space and Place in Perth, Western Australia

Jocelyn D. Avery

“disjunctures” can be ambiguous but are useful “for thinking about the desires, possibilities and practices through which people seek to modulate or rework their social relationships” (2012: 42). Amit identifies “time, space, deflection and redefinition” as four

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Assessing Ritual Experience in Contemporary Spiritualities

The Practice of ‘sharing’ in a New Age Variant of Umbanda

Viola Teisenhoffer

] not waving a wand to get a desired result, but a focused process of self-examination, reflexivity, and creative problem-solving.” We may thus suppose that reflexive attitudes emerge not only in the subsequent appraisal of ritual endeavors, but also

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Finbarr Barry Flood and Jaś Elsner

between the desire for information on unfolding events and the fact that the full efficacy of iconoclastic spectacles occurs in symbiotic relation to practices of circulation and viewing that underwrite the ability of images of destruction to ‘go viral

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Bülent Diken

reducible to its market function, to exchange. In this sense, insofar as it is linked to credit ( credos ), one can say that capitalism not only levels beliefs and desires but also creates them, forming a moral subjectivity. As such, debt becomes a factor of

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On Knowing Faith

Theology, Everyday Religion, and Anthropological Theory

Joel Robbins

television programs in Cairo “assume that viewers … possess an intense interest in, and desire for, religious knowledge.” And this kind of zeal for religious knowledge is not only an Egyptian or more broadly Islamic phenomenon. “All discursive traditions