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Laura L. Cochrane

conversations. I kept up with the two daaras while not in Senegal via social media: contacts in the two daaras sent me videos and images of activities there. All conversations and textual analysis of them were in Wolof and French (unless otherwise indicated

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

haunted our tradition, without ever reaching the center of its concerns” speaks specifically to the concept's peripheral status in the tradition of French philosophy, although this is not to say that its presence has been particularly palpable elsewhere

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Johannes Quack

being afflicted or by engaging in sorcery. Gregor Dobler (2015) confronts this argument through an unintended and small-scale restudy of Favret-Saada's research in the north of France. Dobler was surprised to note that he “never once” encountered a

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Natalia Buitron and Hans Steinmüller

charismatic authority. 12 Regarding this ‘standing order’, it is interesting to note that the etymology of ‘state’ in English (as well as French état , German Staat , Italian stato , and Spanish estado ) goes back to Old French estat ‘position

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Sharedness as Belonging

Hospitality, Inclusion, and Equality among the Layene of Senegal

Emily Jenan Riley

following around those who have money. By using the French word arnaque (thievery or stealing), he remarked that referring to griot' s work as teraanga seems to insult a purer meaning of the word, which the Layene sought to redefine. A géwël , or

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Talal Asad

Talal Asad, Jonathan Boyarin, Nadia Fadil, Hussein Ali Agrama, Donovan O. Schaefer, and Ananda Abeysekara

narrow-mindedness of the public religious rhetoric I thought I had left behind was increasingly confounded by the doctrinaire secularism and subtle—and often, not so subtle—racism that I encountered in Britain (I wasn't yet familiar with France). But what

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Totemic Outsiders

Ontological Transformation among the Makushi

James Andrew Whitaker

in the village, I met and encountered tourists originating from countries as wide-ranging as Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Russia, Trinidad, the UK, and the US. There are a variety of

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From the Throes of Anguished Mourning

Shi‘i Ritual Lamentation and the Pious Publics of Lebanon

Fouad Gehad Marei

government of Lebanon regarding the numerical size of confessional communities. Conducted in 1932 by French Mandatory Authorities, the last census estimated Shi‘i Muslims to be 20 percent of the total population. Recent studies conducted by international and

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The Christian Right and Refugee Rights

The Border Politics of Anti-communism and Anti-discrimination in South Korea

Angie Heo

: Beyond Resistance and Control , ed. Juhn Y. Ahn , 139 – 164 . Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press . Ticktin , Miriam . 2008 . “ Sexual Violence as the Language of Border Control: Where French Feminist and Anti-immigrant Rhetoric Meet

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The French Quest for the Silent Car Body

Technology, Comfort, and Distinction in the Interwar Period

Stefan Krebs

Following Germany's resounding defeat in the First World War, the loss of its status as a colonial power, and the series of severe political and economic upheavals during the interwar years, travel abroad by motor vehicle was one way that Germans sought to renegotiate their place in the world. One important question critical studies of mobility should ask is if technologies of mobility contributed to the construction of cultural inequality, and if so in which ways? Although Germans were not alone in using technology to shore up notions of cultural superiority, the adventure narratives of interwar German motorists, both male and female, expressed aspirations for renewed German power on the global stage, based, in part, on the claimed superiority of German motor vehicle technology.