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On the Trails of Free-Roaming Elephants

Human-Elephant Mobility and History across the Indo-Myanmar Highlands

Paul G. Keil

subtly co-shaped by their ongoing negotiations. 21 Examining the movement of working elephant patrols for the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Upper Myanmar, Shell draws attention to the “off-grid” elephant trails used by the KIA patrols. 22 This

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Portrait

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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Rethinking Children's Independent Mobility

Revealing Cultures of Children's Agentic and Imaginative Mobilities through Emil and the Detectives

Lesley Murray

The concept of “children's independent mobility,” which originates in a study carried out between 1971 and 1990, underpins much of the research on children's mobilities. The study used particular criteria, based on parental determination of children's abilities and freedoms, to construct a notion of independence. This article contributes to previous work challenging the assumptions underlying this conceptualization of independence and suggests a rethinking of children's mobilities to more firmly incorporate children's agency and imagination. It does so first by critically reviewing existing scholarship and second by engaging with an example of a fictional story, Emil and the Detectives, which itself sets out to privilege both of these key aspects of children's mobilities.

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

Managing Belonging, Bodies, and Mobility in (Post)Colonial Kenya and Tanzania

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

, migration regimes in the two neighboring countries are especially noteworthy, because they share a history of British colonial rule, both transitioned into postcolonial one-party states, yet chose diverging developmental paths after independence (2007: 2

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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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Sabina Barone and Mehdi Alioua

between North and Sub-Saharan Africa, but also because of Africans themselves. There was a very clear break that occurred at the time of independence. For North Africa, Pan-Arabism is the dominant ideology that has enabled a sense of belonging and has

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Imagining Futures of Energy

Views from Central Asia

Markus S. Schulz

experienced remarkable economic growth for most of the quarter century since its independence, though recent price declines shrank it to merely 1 percent, 5 thus narrowing leverage for poverty reduction and increasing pressures for economic diversification

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Ocean, Motion, Emotion

Mobilities and Mobilizations in the Pacific

Matt Matsuda

Line Islands were used during the Cold War for nuclear weapons testing. In the decolonizing Pacific, independence in the 1970s brought self-government but also separation and claims for autonomy between different island groups. Marine products