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Talal Asad

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

abroad. Gil Anidjar (2008) has traced an aspect of this in his important book Semites: Race, Religion, Literature . At least since the nineteenth century, when the biological sciences acquired their disciplinary independence and prestige, and when

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Politicizing Elsewhere(s)

Negotiating Representations of Neo-Pentecostal Aesthetic Practice in Berlin

Dominik Mattes

‘traditional’” ( Meyer 1998: 317) . In other words, taking up “the language of modernity as it spoke to Africans through colonialization, missionization, and, after Independence, modernization theory” (ibid.), the ideology creates conspicuous boundaries between

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

terrorism. The phrase continued to gain traction, appearing on hot sauce bottles, Independence Day firework tents, and even academic publications (see, e.g., Eekelen et al. 2004 ). González et al. (2019: 2) refer to this process as ‘merchandizing’ war

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

and independence in everyday life also inform their agency. Marriage, however, also comes with the risk of having to return home because of having children, or their husband's possible but unlikely release. In this article, I begin with an

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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

Reintegration versus Veteran Politics After its prolonged independence war against South African occupation, Namibia inherited an ex-combatant population that both international and domestic policy makers soon identified as a key challenge

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

Public Protest and Community-Building in Post–Economic Collapse Iceland

Timothy Heffernan

that met annually from the tenth century, which is now understood to continue through the modern national parliament. Thingvellir is also where independence from Denmark was established in 1944 on the birth date of Jón Sigurðsson, the leader of the

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The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

The Making of War Veterans in Postindependence Mozambique

Nikkie Wiegink

struggle that started in 1964. The second category involves former FAM soldiers who were deployed during in the civil war that started after independence and lasted 16 years (1976–1992). The FAM soldiers fought mainly against Renamo, a rebel movement, whose

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Belonging in a New Myanmar

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

Juliane Schober

-building projects after independence that linked modernization with Buddhist soteriology. Contemporary Buddhist formations in Myanmar are also informed by past genealogies and by conventional communications networks associated with print culture. New communications

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Seeking Recognition, Becoming Citizens

Achievements and Grievances among Former Combatants from Three Wars

Johanna Söderström

different wars: namely, independence fighters from Namibia (SWAPO), guerillas from Colombia (M-19), and Vietnam veterans in the United States. Through studying the various recognition claims made by the former combatants themselves in these diverse cases, we

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Meike J. de Goede

sure about his age, but I deduced from his story that he must have been born around 1922. He joined Amicale because his brothers did. He told me that the contribution to Amicale was necessary to achieve independence: “The whites asked whether we had any