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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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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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Jeremy F. Walton and Piro Rexhepi

actors in a new political context. The BIK, like all other public institutions in Kosovo after 1989, operated underground—holding elections, appointing imams, and running educational institutions. From 1993, the year of its independence, until the war in

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Pentecostalism and Egalitarianism in Melanesia

A Reconsideration of the Pentecostal Gender Paradox

Annelin Eriksen

is often a noticeable emphasis on independence and the achievement of national unity. These churches usually have an explicit political agenda (see Eriksen 2009 ). In the more internationally oriented churches of the Pentecostal kind, this political

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Ritual Tattooing and the Creation of New Buddhist Identities

An Inquiry into the Initiation Process in a Burmese Organization of Exorcists

Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière

new lay Buddhist associations to place moral precepts ( thila , P. sîla ) at the center of Buddhist practice ( Turner 2014: 88 ), rather than religious donation ( ahlu , P. dâna ). Post-independence nationalist historians have qualified this general

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Stacy M. K. George

contained in the founding documents, particularly the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.” Demonstrably moved by these words, one of the organizers introduces the speaker for the evening. The guest of honor is Dr. Raven, who

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Valentina Napolitano

traditional understanding. Indeed, by the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Criollo leaders were championing nationalist and revolutionary movements for independence in the Americas, while their Criollismo was also a rhetorical formation that partially

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Steven Brooke, Dafne Accoroni, Olga Ulturgasheva, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Eugenia Roussou, Francesco Vacchiano, Jeffrey D. Howison, Susan Greenwood, Yvonne Daniel, Joana Bahia, Gloria Goodwin Raheja, Charles Lincoln Vaughan, Katrien Pype, and Linda van de Kamp

Moroccan independence in 1944. Massive industrialization and heavy urbanization resulted in water shortages, typhoid and tuberculosis epidemics, the disintegration of tribal organization, and popular unrest and political organization, both in Morocco and in