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The Meanings of the Move?

From “Predicaments of Mobility” to “Potentialities in Displacement”

Stephen C. Lubkemann

. Shortly after Mozambique achieved independence from Portugal in 1975, the country’s hostile neighbors (the apartheid regimes of South Africa and Southern Rhodesia) instigated a civil war that would last nearly a decade and a half. Over its fifteen

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Ethnographies of Private Security

Erella Grassiani and Tessa Diphoorn

. 2016 . Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing . London : Routledge . Berg , Julie . 2003 . “ The Private Security Industry in South Africa: A Review of Applicable Legislation .” South African Journal of Criminal Justice 16 ( 2

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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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Shadow Soldiering

Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

Maya Mynster Christensen

policing.” Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork among private security officers in Durban, South Africa, Diphoorn has developed the framework of twilight policing to analyze the everyday performance of policing agents from a bottom-up perspective that

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“Eyes, Ears, and Wheels”

Policing Partnerships in Nairobi, Kenya

Francesco Colona and Tessa Diphoorn

of “twilight policing,” which refers to performances of security that simultaneously undermine and support the state apparatus in Durban, South Africa. Diphoorn argues that armed response security officers are increasingly taking over roles

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The Draconian Governance of Illegalized Migrants in Western States

Barak Kalir

Australia, Canada, the United States, South Africa, and most recently under the Zionist project in Palestine ( Pappe 2004 ). “Subject races” who survived annihilation and evaded removal were subsequently subjugated as minorities in their own territory to

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Recapturing the Lost

Digitalized Memories of the Rhodesian Bush War

Ane Marie Ørbø Kirkegaard

from the South African government and Portugal’s President António de Oliveira Salazar ( Barroso 2013 ). A week later, on 19 November 1965, Kwame Nkrumah (n.d.: 95) issued a press statement stating that he had “requested the Secretary-General of the

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Resistance to Transitional Justice in Bahrain

Ciara O’Loughlin

the “neighborhood effect,” through which critical states influence the adoption of norms in surrounding states through a socialization process ( Finnemore and Sikkink 1998: 902 ). Argentina and South Africa are obvious examples of “critical states

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The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

The Making of War Veterans in Postindependence Mozambique

Nikkie Wiegink

Rhodesia (currently Zimbabwe) as a destabilizing force to wreak havoc in newly independent and socialist Mozambique ( Emerson 2014 ; Hall and Young 1997 ). After Zimbabwe's independence, the South African Defense Forces took over the support of Renamo

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Co-constituting Bodyguarding Practice through Embodied Reflexivity

Methodological Reflections from the Field

Paul Higate

.8.2.02a00010 Diphoorn , Tessa . 2013 . “ The Emotionality of Participation: Various Modes of Participation in Ethnographic Fieldwork on Private Policing in Durban, South Africa .” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 42 ( 2 ): 201 – 225 . 10