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Learning the Elsewhere of ‘Inner Space’

The Affective Pedagogy of Post-Secular Sufi Healing in Germany

Nasima Selim

moments where we whispered to each other a range of oppositional feelings that emerged from the Elsewhere of our ‘inner space’: sorrow and hopelessness, as well as the anticipation that something could be done about those ‘excessive emotions’. The

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Amy Binning

sense that the volunteers at the Tibetan Nyingma Meditation Center are living with, alongside, and in anticipation of destructive events in a kind of relative eschatology that resembles Robbins's (2001) description of ‘everyday millenarianism’. We

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Ryan Goeckner, Sean M. Daley, Jordyn Gunville, and Christine M. Daley

with great anticipation and excitement. The next morning, the woman arrived at daybreak and came into the camp. She brought with her a bundle wrapped in buffalo calf skin. When she arrived at the lodge they had constructed, she laid down the bundle

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(Dis)Connected Rail

Infrastructural Suspension and Phatic Politics in Romania

Adrian Deoanca

The political force of infrastructures is often attributed to their functioning as designed, while their political afterlives remain underexplored. In this article, I explore ethnographically the phatic force of ruins of infrastructure, by dwelling on a liminal railroad segment in Romania that remains unrehabilitated many years after its breakdown. Such an open-ended state of suspension allows the isolation of infrastructure’s political and affective dimensions. The Giurgiu-Bucharest railroad met its demise in 2005 in the wake of heavy floods, producing an infrastructural gap that impacts local mobility and unravels the postsocialist social contract. State authorities and citizens engage in tactics of remediation that, while unsuccessful in resuming traffic, maintain a sense of phatic connection that kindles nostalgia for the past and frustrates anticipation of the future. These tactics make the railroad a medium for hope and at the same time a symbol for the absolute impossibility of hope.

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At the Threshold to the New World

Equator Crossings, Sunsets, and Claude Lévi-Strauss’s Tristes Tropiques

Michael Bies

articulating expectations, anticipations, and hopes, which in turn betray their own individual knowledge or ignorance. Moreover, it is striking how writers attempt to gain a historical perspective on crossing the equator and to render the experience palpable by

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Blue Sky Matter

Toward an (In-flight) Understanding of the Sensuousness of Mobilities Design

Ole B. Jensen and Phillip Vannini

were living, breathing, human bodies who variously experienced feelings of excitement, anticipation, and fear, and encountered (often unnerving) three-dimensional kin-aesthetic sensations during the course of a flight, including pitching (nose moving up

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“Coaching” Queer

Hospitality and the Categorical Imperative of LGBTQ Asylum Seeking in Lebanon and Turkey

Aydan Greatrick

struggle between their faith and their sexuality so they do feel that they are kind of judged by the other people who are not very religious or who do not care about religion” (practitioner, Beirut, 2017). As such, there is an anticipation among some queer

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Embodied Vibrations

Disastrous Mobilities in Relocation from the Christchurch Earthquakes, Aotearoa New Zealand

Gail Adams-Hutcheson

association with a number of emotions, such as exhilaration, excitement, happiness, anticipation, fearfulness, and anxiety, and as referred to above, some people become physically ill or sick to the stomach. 53 I also draw here on Sara Ahmed’s work to think

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Assessing and Adapting Rituals That Reproduce a Collectivity

The Large-Scale Rituals of the Repkong Tantrists in Tibet

Nicolas Sihlé

anticipation of the arrival of several hundred tantrists. 12 The temple’s assembly hall ( dukhang [‘du khang]) can accommodate only a small fraction of the tantrists; among those who are seated there are the holders of key ritual functions such as the chant

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Terry-Ann Jones

When nineteen-year-old Beto 1 arrived in the small, rural town of Guariba after a four-day bus trip from São Luis, he was filled with nervous anticipation. Guariba, located in the fertile plains of the state of São Paulo, is a world away from