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Finbarr Barry Flood and Jaś Elsner

by the national airline, Ariana, a pre-modern religious icon transformed into an iconic symbol of the modern nation-state. As this suggests, the role afforded specific artifacts, images, or monuments as symbols of the secular nation-state can heighten

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The Chaco Skies

A Socio-cultural History of Power Relations

Alejandro Martín López and Agustina Altman

the national state ‘project of modernity’ ( Asad 2003: 13–14 ). The rapid occupation of the Chaco and the arrival of new actors in the region, including military troops, missionaries, European immigrants, and creoles from other provinces, brought about

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Amanda J. Reinke

in implementing peace education and conflict resolution education programs that offer nonpunitive philosophical bases for their interventions with youth in schools ( National Research Council 2012 ; Morrison 2011 ). However, the extent to which RJ

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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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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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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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The Power of Silence

Sonic Experiences of Police Operations and Occupations in Rio de Janeiro's Favelas

Sterre Gilsing

group (of mostly women) down a hill to join protesters who had gathered in front of the national and international press. On the news, she and her husband were both shown during the interview, but she was the only one talking and sitting in front. She

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Navigating the Politics of Anxiety

Moral Outrage, Responsiveness, and State Accountability in Denmark

Mette-Louise Johansen

relationship to a “third,” with this “third” being the specific site elsewhere that affects the interaction between ethnographer and informant (1997: 100). All names are anonymized, and identity details have been changed in this article. The Baby Boy at Risk

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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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The Meanings of the Move?

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

Stephen C. Lubkemann

Liberia, are arguably among the most eager to return to postwar Liberia, and the most vocal in claiming and performing their Liberian identity. In part the strong interest in return among these downfallen elite men is explained by the fact that sentiments