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The White Cotton Robe

Charisma and Clothes in Tibetan Buddhism Today

Magdalena Maria Turek

without food or sleep over long stretches of time. Accounts show that his moral leadership and ritual training come second; they are implicit in the narrative of ascetic accomplishment through the body. The figure of Tsültrim Tarchin combines a human ideal

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Jeremy F. Walton and Piro Rexhepi

consequences. For Muslims in the Balkans, most of whom experienced the collapse of the empire as a catastrophe, this narrative has never sufficed. The history of waves of violence and destitution that accompanied the displaced Muslim populations of Bulgaria

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Invisible Veterans

Defeated Militants and Enduring Revolutionary Social Values in Dhufar, Oman

Alice Wilson

, often state-endorsed narratives situate veterans within national discourses, for instance, as national heroes ( Metsola 2010 ). States may not have the last word about public recognition for veterans, though, since veterans mobilize through political

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Alena Minchenia

communities to achieve social and political changes. Performativity and the Grand Narrative of Resistance In her book Notes toward a Performative Theory of Assembly , Judith Butler defines protests as materialization of “the people.” In protests, “the

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Ann Grodzins Gold

Ann Grodzins Gold, Bhrigupati Singh, Farhana Ibrahim, Edward Simpson, and Kirin Narayan

prose, a personal reflexive narrative voice describing experience and acknowledging emotions, encounters with extraordinary people whose lives were different from all with which I was familiar. Readers, as you shake your heads at my exoticizing gaze

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Steven Brooke, Dafne Accoroni, Olga Ulturgasheva, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Eugenia Roussou, Francesco Vacchiano, Jeffrey D. Howison, Susan Greenwood, Yvonne Daniel, Joana Bahia, Gloria Goodwin Raheja, Charles Lincoln Vaughan, Katrien Pype, and Linda van de Kamp

essentially congealed into a narrative whereby Anwar el-Sadat, seeking to firm up his Islamic bona fides in order to contest leftist and Nasserist opposition, encourages the growth of an Islamic movement already bolstered by the Six-Day War defeat in June

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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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Meike J. de Goede

material. Both processes remember, forget, store, and order in their own way, and they may even produce not only different interpretations but also different events as a whole ( Derrida 1995: 17 ). The narratives offered are not less insightful—rather, the

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“Eyes, Ears, and Wheels”

Policing Partnerships in Nairobi, Kenya

Francesco Colona and Tessa Diphoorn

one order among many. Rather, the state police, we argue, often functions as a coagulating agent within diverse security arrangements. In the context of a hybrid and pluralized policing in Kenya, the state police dominates security narratives

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Migrant Residents in Search of Residences

Locating Structural Violence at the Interstices of Bureaucracies

Megan Sheehan

constructs migrants as subjects at the whim of an expensive system, in which migrants must pay the state for the favor of herding them through the process. In their narratives about these bureaucratic encounters, migrants often emphasize their frustration