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Understanding Experiences and Decisions in Situations of Enduring Hardship in Africa

Mirjam de Bruijn and Jonna Both

crises, was not part of their lives (see de Bruijn and van Dijk 2007 ). In the case of Chad, where we still do our fieldwork, we must accept that these circumstances of hardship with a long durée are multilayered and a permanent feature of life. They

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Sam Jackson, Áron Bakos, Birgitte Refslund Sørensen, and Matti Weisdorf

right in his fieldwork in the 1980s and 1990s. While this book itself is not a report of Aho’s findings from his extensive fieldwork, it builds on his career of ethnographic investigation of the book’s subject. Aho’s latest book is a strong addition to

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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

based on material collected among Turkic-speaking Sakha in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), where she carried out three decades of ethnographic fieldwork, Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer offers a stimulating and highly perceptive examination of post

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

, always has an influence on my own reflections, judgments, and decisions in my research, as it also influences how others judge me, as Flavia Medeiros (2018) has shown in her work as a black woman from Rio de Janeiro doing fieldwork with police officers

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Around Abby Day’s Believing in Belonging

Belief and Social Identity in the Modern World

Christopher R. Cotter, Grace Davie, James A. Beckford, Saliha Chattoo, Mia Lövheim, Manuel A. Vásquez, and Abby Day

.” Fieldwork in Religion 8 ( 1 ): 116 – 117 . 10.1558/firn.v8i1.116 Cotter , Christopher R . 2015 . “ Without God yet Not without Nuance: A Qualitative Study of Atheism and Non-religion among Scottish University Students .” Pp. 171 – 194 in Atheist

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Emergent Police States

Racialized Pacification and Police Moralism from Rio's Favelas to Bolsonaro

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

Military Police in Rio de Janeiro from December 2014 to July 2015 and a six-year collaboration between Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen. The reform-oriented leadership of the Military Police at the time of fieldwork gave Salem full institutional access

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The Many Layers of Moral Outrage

Kurdish Activists and Diaspora Politics

Nerina Weiss

activist. Since 2014, I have been conducting ethnographic fieldwork among pro-Kurdish activists in Norway, focusing on their mobilization for the anti-Turkish, anti-IS, and anti-Assad fight. I have conducted participant observation (and, at times, action

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Amira Mittermaier, Susan Harding, and Michael Lambek

A Portrait in Scenes Amira Mittermaier July 2004. I'm in Cairo, doing fieldwork for my dissertation. Among the very few books I have brought along is Saba Mahmood's recently released Politics of Piety . My supervisor urged me to read it

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Between Labor Migration and Forced Displacement

Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space

Jesper Bjarnesen

ethnographic fieldwork in the neighborhood of Sarfalao in Bobo-Dioulasso, in southern Burkina Faso, where many displaced returnees settled during the turbulent decade of the Ivorian political conflict. Data collection took place during the period January to

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Jeanne Favret-Saada’s Minimal Ontology

Belief and Disbelief of Mystical Forces, Perilous Conditions, and the Opacity of Being

Theodoros Kyriakides

violent and affective character, which Favret-Saada identifies in her fieldwork. To reframe this claim according to the central argument of this article, unlike Evans-Pritchard, for Favret-Saada belief and disbelief in mystical forces are primarily