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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

urban spaces of the organizations that bring disabled veterans together, creating an activist movement. His ethnographic anecdotes bring to life the everyday camaraderie and humor characteristic of groups of disabled veterans. While the title of gazi

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Meike J. de Goede

manipulated by Amicalist opportunists—of people living in duress and faced with an acute spiritual crisis when faced with the news that Matsoua had died. The deification of Matsoua offered a refuge in spiritualism and in a culturally known space. It should

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A Phone without Names

Distrust and Duress in Côte d’Ivoire

Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa

; Richards 2012 ; Vigh 2008 ), which allows basic trust building at the societal level. People use public spaces, for instance, to go to the market and thereby place trust in unknown others with whom they have no personal relationship ( Förster et al. 2007

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Adopting a Resistance Lens

An Exploration of Power and Legitimacy in Transitional Justice

Julie Bernath and Sandra Rubli

addition, an instrumental understanding of the affected population allows such an approach, which prioritizes local ownership and participation in order to defuse resistance and close space for debate. We are not so much interested in how predefined sets of

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The Social Life of Fighting Words

The Case of Political Correctness

Ronald S. Stade

time. The expression “politically correct” does not just have a historical or temporal dimension; it also has a spatial dimension in that it spread across global space. Therefore, it is appropriate to draw theoretical inspiration from the long

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Bonee and Fitina

Mbororo Nomads Facing and Adapting to Conflict in Central Africa

Adamou Amadou

difficulties in maintaining their lifestyle, both in relation to demography and occupation of land. Discussions surrounding “the end of pastoralism” ( Burnham 1999 ), which referred to a general lack of space and increasing tenure conflicts, are back on the

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Alena Minchenia

aimed, as he often repeated, “to enlarge the space of freedom” (field notes, fall 2015). Regular protest actions were in clear contrast with the period after 2010 when activities of political activists and groups were mostly suppressed. 2 However, as

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Peter Hervik

powerful; a member of the government, entitlement, and the media give her credibility, popularity, and lots of media space to perform the moral outrage. Moral Outrage and Figured Worlds A second nudge concerns the early research strain that sees motivation

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The Meanings of the Move?

From “Predicaments of Mobility” to “Potentialities in Displacement”

Stephen C. Lubkemann

potentialities as they are to coping with new predicaments. 2 As I have termed it, this “predicaments of mobility approach” tends to preempt analytical space in ways that preclude a priori questions about whether meanings and outcomes other than “loss” might be

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Corinna Mullin and Ian Patel

“rational” transitional behavior. Often concerned with returning the debate to invariably political questions of past repression, inequality and justice, noninstitutional actors often bring their demands to the street by occupying public space and engaging