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The Territorialization of Vietnam's Northern Upland Frontier

Migrant Motivations and Misgivings from World War II until Today

Sarah Turner, Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, and Ngô Thúy Hạnh

already in these “empty spaces” ( Tsing 2003 ). From a state perspective, frontier development in the Southeast Asian Massif is often regarded as the increasing inclusion of “unexplored or undeveloped” regions, or a “zone of not yet” into the national

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The Ethics of Collective Sponsorship

Virtuous Action and Obligation in Contemporary Tibet

Jane Caple

” collective sponsorship, which reiterates and reinforces “group loyalty, unity and identity.” Juliane Schober (1989) makes a similar distinction in her work on upper Burma. She emphasizes the prestige, status, and power at stake for individual sponsors of

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Ceasing Fire and Seizing Time

LA Gang Tours and the White Control of Mobility

Sarah Sharma and Armonds R. Towns

. Mobility is central to the political ontologies of race in the United States. One’s racial identity has an always-already mobile element. In simple terms, it is one of the mechanisms by which people are raced in the United States. In the case of LA Gang

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Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific

“Savagery” and “Civilization” in the Australian Interwar Imaginary

Nicholas Halter

mobilities, identities, and transnational histories. 1 Travel writing itself is an ambiguous and contested category, loosely defined as “a discourse designed to describe and interpret for its readers a geographical area together with its natural attributes

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The Religious Foundations of Capoeira Angola

The Cosmopolitics of an Apparently Non-religious Practice

Sergio González Varela

and the African past of capoeira, while anthropologists, psychologists, and sociologists address recurrent topics like identity, personal transformation, tradition, and the preservation of Afro-Brazilian values. He did not see anything wrong with

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Religion through the Looking Glass

Fieldwork, Biography, and Authorship in Southwest China and Beyond

Katherine Swancutt

, having been seated next to the judge’s panel and filmed on previous competition days by local and national Chinese television. Becoming a judge in full, however, took things to another level. The competition went smoothly, with the other judges concluding

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Eileen Barker

Linda Woodhead, James T. Richardson, Martyn Percy, Catherine Wessinger, and Eileen Barker

in a negative story, whereas other identities such as Christian are less likely to get a mention (something that may have changed since then). Above all, observes Barker, in the logic of the media it is the sensational story and the vivid details that

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Recentering the South in Studies of Migration

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

's geographical location, of its relative position as a (formerly) colonized territory or colonizing power, and/or of a state's current economic capacity on national and global scales (ibid.). On the other hand, as already suggested above, the South and both the

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Undoing Traceable Beginnings

Citizenship and Belonging among Former Burundian Refugees in Tanzania

Patricia Daley, Ng’wanza Kamata, and Leiyo Singo

national identity with the adoption of the nation-state model on independence ( Aminzade 2013 ; Heilman 1998 ; Hunter 2015 ; Nagar 1997 ); and the politics of mobility in the context of economic liberalization and democratization ( Dorman et al. 2007

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“It’s Being, Not Doing”

Hospitality and Hostility between Local Faith Actors and International Humanitarian Organizations in Refugee Response

Olivia J. Wilkinson

himself, he did not see Muslim organizations in the same way. He thought that this was due to the way that identity was presented by different organizations. Although many of the national NGOs in the countries in which he worked had employees who were all