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Space of Hope for Lebanon’s Missing

Promoting Transitional Justice through a Digital Memorial

Erik Van Ommering and Reem el Soussi

individual and communal stories of victimhood and survival, and the latter aimed at defusing differences between partisan perspectives and promoting a sense of shared survival and overcoming. The production of an overarching narrative is inherently selective

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Stacy M. K. George

meetings clearly stir emotional responses from participants through sacred rituals and rhetoric (IR point 4). Emotions, often triggered by dramaturgical re-enactments of hyper-reality through narratives and biographies, stimulate a lively conversation about

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Therese Sandrup

subjectivity (i.e., the bodied individual/self) and perceived objectivity (e.g., social environment, the “other,” the people). Emotions are situation-responsive and situation-transcendent narrative projects that allow an individual to navigate social situations

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Analyzing Resistance to Transitional Justice

What Can We Learn from Hybridity?

Briony Jones

2012 ) designed to transform societies not only in terms of institutional reform but also in terms of attitudes and behaviors. Moreover, as a project embedded within the liberal peace, it too reproduces the “fundamental narrative of liberalism [that] is

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The Uncanniness of Missionary Others

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

Travis Warren Cooper

narratives, anthropologists depend upon missionaries not only for their livelihood, sustenance, and perhaps even basic survival in the field, but also as sources of crucial information and insight into indigenous cultures and languages. One example of such a

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Post-Conflict Dynamics in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Identities, Nationalization, and Missing Bodies

Katerina Seraïdari

“democratic” (in the case of Bosnia)—resorted to similar “solutions.” The three articles presented here are based on ethnographic fieldwork. They examine the experiences and narratives of people who are involved in conflict and post-conflict situations in

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Ethnographic Engagement with Bureaucratic Violence

Erin R. Eldridge and Amanda J. Reinke

Indigenous identity and acknowledging only particular narratives of violence while ignoring ongoing human rights violations. Contrary to goals of justice and reconciliation, TJ processes, in this context, are entwined with the physical and psychological

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Religious Plurality, Interreligious Pluralism, and Spatialities of Religious Difference

Jeremy F. Walton and Neena Mahadev

discontents, empower and frustrate specific religious and non-religious actors? What narratives about religious pasts are sanctioned by interreligious pluralism? 4 Which institutional, social, and discursive spaces provide the crucibles for both religious

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Ayse Serap Avanoglu, Diana Riboli, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Annalisa Butticci, Iain R. Edgar, Matan Shapiro, Brooke Schedneck, Mark Sedgwick, Suzane de Alencar Vieira, Nell Haynes, Sara Farhan, Fabián Bravo Vega, Marie Meudec, Nuno Domingos, Heidi Härkönen, Sergio González Varela, and Nathanael Homewood

perpetually reassert their efficacy through the narrative of the testimonies, their circulation, and their replication. The sacred sensorial regimes of these congregations are profoundly haptic or tactile, distinctly acoustic, but also creatively visceral

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Resistance to Transitional Justice in Bahrain

Ciara O’Loughlin

types of mechanisms and their implementation.” They warn against this “simplistic narrative,” whereby to engage is good and to resist (wholly or partly) is bad. While cognizant of avoiding this false dichotomy, an understanding of why states engage with