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Evenki Adolescents’ Identities

Negotiating the Modern and the Traditional in Educational Settings

Svetlana Huusko

Evenki economy still relies significantly on the subsistence activities of hunting and fishing, which, according to my fieldwork in 2012, the local Evenki people consider “Evenki traditional activities.” The official unemployment in the village was up to

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Is the Kingdom of Bicycles Rising Again?

Cycling, Gender, and Class in Postsocialist China

Hilda Rømer Christensen

new modes of biking. The analysis is based on social and gendered representations of biking in relevant Chinese newspapers, as well as on fieldwork in Beijing and Shanghai. How are current practices of biking implied in the construction of new ideals

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From Ecuador to Elsewhere

The (Re)Configuration of a Transit Country

Soledad Álvarez Velasco

is true for its own socioeconomic conditionalities together with its paradoxical migratory policies. As soon as I began my fieldwork, a complex methodological puzzle regarding Ecuador's transit condition arose that materialized in three empirical

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Carceral Entrapments

Views from the Prison/Street Interface in India

Mahuya Bandyopadhyay

contemporary India. I use ethnographic snippets from two field sites: a central prison in India and a narrative interview with a gang leader with prison experience, from my fieldwork in a para (neighbourhood) in Kolkata, India. The article also has a

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“Eyes, Ears, and Wheels”

Policing Partnerships in Nairobi, Kenya

Francesco Colona and Tessa Diphoorn

2003 ; Skilling 2016 ; Smith 2015 ; van Stapele 2015 ) have also identified this role taken up by central role of non-state security providers. Based on such studies, we started our fieldwork in Nairobi, Kenya, by primarily focusing on non

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‘The Good Citizen’

Balancing Moral Possibilities in Everyday Life between Sensation, Symptom and Healthcare Seeking

Sara Marie Hebsgaard Offersen, Peter Vedsted, and Rikke Sand Andersen

community thus provide the foundation for the moral sensescape that people bodily navigate when experiencing bodily sensations. Methodology The analysis presented in this article draws on long-term ethnographic fieldwork carried out by Offersen from December

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Yassaba’ or the Fear of Being Abandoned

Health Promotion Messages and Local Meanings in Guinea

Maria Cristina Manca

reviewing health promotion activities. During my three periods of fieldwork in Guinea, I organised focus group discussions and conducted interviews with local people including health-care workers, survivors and the relatives of those who were sick with Ebola

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Shadow Soldiering

Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

Maya Mynster Christensen

article builds on 19 months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Sierra Leone between 2006 and 2012. By following the same people over time as they move between shifting constellations of shadow soldiering, I have come to discover the significance of

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Pleasure and Dementia

On Becoming an Appreciating Subject

Annelieke Driessen

lives of those living with dementia. The emergence of appreciating subjects I draw here on fourteen months of ethnographic fieldwork that I conducted in Dutch residential care. In what follows, I explain the contours of my fieldwork and how I have drawn

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Diplomat, Landlord, Con-artist, Thief

Housing Brokers and the Mediation of Risk in Migrant Moscow

Madeleine Reeves

whom I interviewed during the course of fieldwork in 2009–10 were acutely conscious of the need for intermediaries’ help to get by and get on in Moscow, as well as the ethical compromizes that such relationships could entail. By foregrounding the mutual