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Sanne van der Hout and Martin Drenthen

of different narrative structures, metaphors, and images. With these narrative self-presentations, they seek to express in what ways the new approach to technology can be distinguished from the old, as well as to legitimize their research activities

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Marek Mikuš

This article reconsiders established anthropological knowledge about postsocialist “civil society” through an analysis of recent efforts of Serbian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to reduce their dependence on foreign donors and develop “local fund-raising” from individuals and businesses. These initiatives had to address widespread suspicion toward NGOs, which confirms earlier findings about their donor-driven origins and the class divide between them and the surrounding society. Nevertheless, the article shows that the fund-raising activists strove to overcome suspicion and indigenize civil society. While anthropologists tend to portray NGO workers as a transnationalized elite, they are more adequately described as a middle-class faction currently subject to a process of precarization. The article also shows how the NGO workers' strategies to overcome suspicion, drawing variously on the global models of rational philanthropy, populist modes of self-presentation, or pre-existing ties to new donors, obscured or reduced the relevance of the class divide.

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Staying Tuned

Connections beyond ‘the Field’

Geoffrey Hughes and Anna-Maria Walter

interlocutor's curatorial self-presentation online and older (i.e., pre-social media) concerns of impression management. She notes in particular how asynchronous communication can accommodate different time zones and schedules while also allowing people in

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Concerning Durkheim's 1899 Lecture ‘On Penal Sanctions’

Introduction, Translation Notes, and Comments

Ronjon Paul Datta and François Pizarro Noël

Marx when it comes to the subject's self-presentation. In his famous ‘Preface to a Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy’, obliquely targeting Hegel's account of the nationalist ideology of the Prussian state, Marx poignantly states that

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Felix Girke

contribution to the SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods , “self-presentation, negotiation of roles, research bargains and interactions, and personal relationships with informants and other participants” surely are as important when leaving the

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Keeping the Future at Bay

Waria, Anticipation and Existential Endings in Bali, Indonesia

Sylvia Tidey

, discourses and practices of feminine beauty play an important part in waria life, both for reasons of self-presentation and for reasons of sexual attractiveness to men. References Achino-Loeb , M.-L. (ed.). 2005 . Silence: The Currency of Power

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The Gods of the Hunt

Stereotypes, Risk and National Identity in a Spanish Enclave in North Africa

Brian Campbell

-lords. In adopting Ceutan leadership, the visitor is discursively infantilised as the holder of orientalist fantasies. Unable to see or navigate danger, visitors’ self-presentation and communication with the world must be strictly supervised. Moroccan

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Ksenia Gavrilova

, as well as prevent further questions about the interview objectives. The notion of the region’s depopulation is part of the everyday knowledge of local residents, being pivotal for the (self-)presentation rhetoric of Kamchatka as a region. This

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Larisa Deriglazova

constant reference point for national identity and for self-presentation within and outside of Russia, as well as a direction to be chosen or rejected as Russia strives for future development. In the early 1990s, Europe and the EU were often presented in

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Not Soft Power, But Speaking Softly

‘Everyday Diplomacy’ in Field Relations during the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Jeremy Morris

cultural intimacy is always both socially embedded and potentially ‘deforming’: departing from the ‘script’ of self-presentation in interpersonal relations. In addition, politicized agency at some level is mediated by affect – it necessarily is ‘jarring