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Assessing Ritual Experience in Contemporary Spiritualities

The Practice of ‘sharing’ in a New Age Variant of Umbanda

Viola Teisenhoffer

the latter cases narratives on ritual experience ensue in a considerably more spontaneous and informal fashion than after the weekly public ceremony, such appraisals are just as regular. Most participants willingly ‘share’ their impressions, thoughts

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Co-constituting Bodyguarding Practice through Embodied Reflexivity

Methodological Reflections from the Field

Paul Higate

together, these aims provided for an unusual yet legitimate narrative justifying my presence and research curiosity. Our time was broadly split between classroom work, using live weapons on the range ( Figure 2 ), endlessly rehearsing walking formations

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Matthew Carey, Ida Nielsen Sølvhøj, Eve Monique Zucker, Younes Saramifar, and Louis Frankenthaler

also, however, leaves the reader with a sense that more could have been done to discuss how they actually have changed, as the narrative occasionally slips into a presentation of the Grecanici as somehow out of time, as if the “crisis of representation

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Between Labor Migration and Forced Displacement

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

Jesper Bjarnesen

following section, the generational variations in subjective experiences of displacement are explored through the narrative of Ibrahim and the narrative and everyday life of his mother, Fatou, after their involuntary return to Burkina Faso during the Ivorian

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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

“Sunnis first” narrative and criticism of Hezbollah helped win closely contested Tripoli elections ( Knudsen 2017 ). Neo-Salafism combines populism with sectarianism, which accounts for its broad appeal among Sunnis, especially after 2011, when the

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Processes of Territorialization in Mexico

Indigenous Government, Violence, and Comunalidad

Philipp Wolfesberger

comunalidad . Narrative interviews with community members of Cherán and Tlahuitoltepec, as well as additional informal conversations, and participation in community events and meetings between October and November 2017, and in March 2018, provide lessons for

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Amanda J. Reinke

United States, finds comfort in work that he believes links his religious teachings and philosophical beliefs to actions he hopes will benefit others and keep youth out of the prison system. In this narrative from our interview in spring 2017, Steve is

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Racialized Governance

The Production and Destruction of Secure Spaces in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

their surroundings. Recurring elements in these narratives are the debris and the dust. As the city administration demolished houses and other constructions, they left behind a trail of rocks, twisted pieces of iron, bricks, domestic utensils, and

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Erick White

decades and centuries. For others, it demanded providing a better account of the historical dynamics of case-specific general social processes, a richer contextualizing narrative of the decades preceding ethnographic case studies, or analytically modeling

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The Generative Power of Political Emotions

Mette-Louise Johansen, Therese Sandrup, and Nerina Weiss

morality, political power, and social relations. We seek to explore how moral outrage is expressed in a wider social context by emphasizing its narrative structures, raising questions about the interactions, negotiations, and the exchanges that it animates