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The sanctioning state

Official permissiveness and prohibition in India

Ajay Gandhi

stereotypes are not uncommon: the African is often seen as sexually rapacious, animal-like in his urges, and lower on the civilizational ladder. Rawat solemnly recounts a story of another officer injured during a raid, because of the African migrant

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Mediating the Rural Ideal

The Australian Town in Twentieth-Century Travel

Louise Prowse

living “off the land” gives the rural way of life an authenticity that is seemingly lacking in (equally stereotypical) views of the city. It is, and continues to be, as Richard Butler (2001: 77) points out, a powerful marketing tourism image

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Doing Personhood in Chinese Culture

The Desiring Individual, Moralist Self and Relational Person

Yunxiang Yan

to heated public discourse on the ‘leftover women’ phenomenon (see Leta 2014 ). In a similar vein, Aunty Liu’s son also took a bold action against the stereotypical relational person by refusing to marry as his mother expected, although I have no

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Blurred memories

War and disaster in a Buddhist Sinhala village

Mara Benadusi

areas often harbor toward people who live on the coast. She ascribed them the kind of immoral qualities that comprise the most common stereotypes associated with fishing populations in southern Sri Lanka, such as drunkenness and excessive sexual license

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Tricking Time, Overthrowing a Regime

Reining in the Future in the Yemeni Youth Revolution

Ross Porter

students who prided themselves as a sort of modernist vanguard to challenge their pre-existing stereotypes of the tribes as anachronistic, backwards, feudal, anti-statist and the anathema of change. At the same time, the youth were equally aware of their

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Culture Trumps Scientific Fact

‘Race’ in US American Language

Augustine Agwuele

disadvantaging of people due to internalized stereotypes, as shown by Wolf (1994) . This article is not about ‘race’ or ‘racism’ per se. Hence, rather than relying on the aforementioned and other significant works on these topics, it examines the routinized use

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Refugee studies in Austria today

From challenges to a research horizon

Leonardo Schiocchet, Sabine Bauer-Amin, Maria Six-Hohenbalken, and Andre Gingrich

lived complex lives before coming to Europe, which nonexperts frequently completely efface or reduce to stereotypes, losing from sight essential data on the Middle Eastern–European encounter. In this process, Middle Eastern voices are muted, as the

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“Forging New Malay networks”

Imagining global halal markets

Johan Fischer

networks give rise to aspirations of Malay Muslim networks to signify the connectedness and prescriptions of organizations vis-à-vis more deep-rooted networks such as historical Islamic trade networks or Chinese networks or negative stereotypes related to

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Social Lives and Symbolic Capital

Indigenous ‘Oil Lawsuits’ as Sites of Order and Disorder Making

Veronica Davidov

politics of identity and positionality, in interplay with homogenizing symbolic orders that structure the dominant imaginaries and stereotypes. In Ecuador, Judith Kimerling (2005) documented some of the complex local politics around issues of inclusion

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Everyday Diplomacy

Introduction to Special Issue

Magnus Marsden, Diana Ibañez-Tirado, and David Henig

and export of fabrics. In the context of a volatile relationship between India and China, as well as the negative stereotypes that exist in China of Indians, the activities of the traders sometimes becomes a focus of international conflict and dispute