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“The 1990s Wasn't Just a Time of Bandits; We Feminists Were Also Making Mischief!”

Celebrating Twenty Years of Feminist Enlightenment Projects in Tver’

Julie Hemment and Valentina Uspenskaya

Tver’, Russia, 21 May 2019: The Ethnographer's Account The hallway was milling with people. A student usher smilingly greeted me and handed me a program, indicating the way. Impressively, my colleagues had scored the university's Assembly Hall

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Conflicts in Children’s Everyday Lives

Fresh Perspectives on Protracted Crisis in Lebanon

Erik van Ommering

. Followed by 15 ninth graders, I climb the stairs in a rural school in South Lebanon. The school is situated amid orchards and olive groves at the edge of a village. Most students come from lower-middle-class backgrounds. Many of the families run small

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Translating Islam into Georgian

The Question of Georgian Muslim Identity in Contemporary Adjara

Ricardo Rivera

special linguistic training. Here, I would like to elaborate on a specific example of local Adjarians’ reading and reception of this text, translated by AGAM into Georgian – in particular, male high school students at a Quran school in the Upper Adjara

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Maria Bucur

capital, stories about “patriotic work” in Roseti-Dobrogea, 2 the place where we also started our experience as college students. In advance of Hegel's The Phenomenology of the Spirit , we learned how to sort red peppers for export, how humid our

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Becoming Communist

Ideals, Dreams, and Nightmares

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

suppression of student protesters and partisans in 1950s Romania. All these essays are notable for their deep research and detailed presentation of the levels to which the state authorities, and the many who implemented their orders, went to suppress the

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Methodology Matters in Iran

Researching Social Movements in Authoritarian Contexts

Paola Rivetti

. This article is based on methodological reflections and conversations that I started with colleagues and activists in and from Iran years ago but that have intensified since the assassination of the Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni during the summer

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Livia Jiménez Sedano

? Moroccan women cannot dance’, commented a belly-dance student with her instructor after a summer trip in Morocco. ‘Africans remained stacked in the basic step. We Europeans are the ones who have made Kizomba evolve’, stated a Kizomba teacher in Portugal

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Gabriela Kiliánová, Rūta Muktupāvela, Philip McDermott, Marion Demossier, Alessandro Testa, Alastair McIntosh, and Thomas M. Wilson

– as well as to revert it to scientific discourse, to create new extraordinary ideas, to fascinate his students with them, thus giving impetus to the new generation of researchers. If a scholar can be characterised as a person doing what he likes best

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Paul L. Scham and Yoram Peri

articles that follow. This is also a ‘prize issue’, as it contains two articles by laureates of the AIS's Kimmerling Prize for the best graduate student paper of the year. Netta Galnoor is the 2019 winner, and her piece is entitled “From Jewish Sentiments

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Reinventing Anthropological Topics

Soheila Shahshahani

should become a must on the reading list of students of not only Kordestȃn, but of all the Middle East. It makes the student search for his own methodology, perspective, theories and even approach before going to the field, and makes him or her alert to