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“Four Guys and a Hole in the Floor”

Racial Politics of Mobility and Excretion among BC-Based Long Haul Truckers

Amie McLean

narrative dynamics and normative power arrangements in the British Columbia (BC)-based trucking industry. I argue that differential mobilities therein are profoundly shaped by racial mobility politics. To provide a detailed analysis of how these narratives

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Encountering Hospitality and Hostility

Mette Louise Berg and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Baddawi characterized by intense precarity and overlapping displacement, it has been argued that the inherent conditionality of hospitality is underpinned by the paradox that to offer welcome is “always already” to have the power to delimit the space or

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Belonging in a New Myanmar

Identity, Law, and Gender in the Anthropology of Contemporary Buddhism

Juliane Schober

military rule and in the absence of a national constitution for more than two decades (1988–2010), Buddhist institutions, discourse, and practices have been frequently adduced to authorize political power. Religious identity has increasingly become a source

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Kathleen Frazer Oswald

reckless speeders, and street usurpers. 14 Peter Norton’s Fighting Traffic explores in depth the influence of public safety movements powered by outrage, anger, and grief due to casualties of the automobile. 15 As police worked to restore order on the

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Religious Plurality, Interreligious Pluralism, and Spatialities of Religious Difference

Jeremy F. Walton and Neena Mahadev

(s) both within and among communities of practice and affiliation. Even more misleadingly, this liberal romance neglects the power of discourses of interreligious pluralism, religious freedom, and tolerance in the contemporary world ( Brown 2006 ; Hurd

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Historical Fragments’ Mobile Echo

Encountering the Current Refugee Crisis with Ai Weiwei

Susan E. Bell and Kathy Davis

contemporary artist, Ai Weiwei (b. 1957), who was named the most powerful artist of 2011 by ArtReview magazine. 1 The exhibition’s themes reflect the artist’s long-standing commitment to art and activism: of making art that speaks truth to power and holds

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On Growing a Journal

A View from the South

Georgine Clarsen

response to the disciplining power of the academy. Those of us who are employed in educational institutions or engaged in other forms of professional life are increasingly hostage to publication metrics. If we are lucky enough to have secure work, we must

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Imagining Futures of Energy

Views from Central Asia

Markus S. Schulz

Architecture (AS+GG) was charged with the master plan for the 25-hectare expo site plus 150 hectares of adjacent land, a smart energy grid of decentralized power sources, and construction of 28 structures, including a conference center, pavilions, cultural

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Mette Louise Berg

and (im)mobility, as being intimately related to our interest in publishing articles that are grounded in critical theoretical approaches, and attentive to the inequalities, intersecting power structures, and diverse structural barriers that so often

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Somy Kim

Malcolm X where the black protagonist shows sexual power over the white lover. Her secret affair with her white lover, Gabe, does not help her situation, and her friends’ shocked discovery of the taboo union seems to place part of the blame of the