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Around Abby Day’s Believing in Belonging

Belief and Social Identity in the Modern World

Christopher R. Cotter, Grace Davie, James A. Beckford, Saliha Chattoo, Mia Lövheim, Manuel A. Vásquez, and Abby Day

seeks to draw clear boundaries between religion and nonreligion.” As such, I share many of the concerns addressed in Abby’s research—particularly concerning how, as Beckford puts it below, “census and survey questions about religion produce unreliable

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Diverse Driving Emotions

Exploring Chinese Migrants’ Mobilities in a Car-Dependent City

Sophie-May Kerr, Natascha Klocker, and Gordon Waitt

–31. 4 Katherine Goodwin, “Reconstructing Automobility: The Making and Breaking of Modern Transportation,” Global Environment Politics 10, no. 4 (2010): 60–78. 5 Australian Bureau of Statistics, “Motor Vehicle Census Australia 31 st Jan 2014,” cat no

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From Ecuador to Elsewhere

The (Re)Configuration of a Transit Country

Soledad Álvarez Velasco

strengthened border regime, the US has been the principal destination for emigrants from Ecuador for at least the past five decades. It is no coincidence that by 2016 there were approximately 715,000 Ecuadoreans living in the US ( US Census-American Community

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So What Is the Anthropology of Buddhism About?

David N. Gellner

political context of democracy, electoral competition, censuses, and claims on resources. Whether a minority or a majority, Buddhists are no less susceptible to ethno-nationalism than anyone else, as Schober’s contribution to this special section

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Beyond Economy and Religion

Resources and Socio-cosmic Fields in Odisha, India

Roland Hardenberg

. In Odisha, various mining complexes were constructed within the mountainous regions, which are rich in raw materials and predominantly inhabited by people still labeled ‘primitive tribes’ by the Indian government. According to the 2001 census, about

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

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

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

and Tanganyika, of which 157,000 were in Tanganyika ( UN Trusteeship Council 1950 ). Between the 1948 -1957 census years the Barundi recorded the highest percentage increase (35.3) of any group in Tanganyika. The sisal estates of Tanga, Coast, and Dar

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Liliana L. Jubilut

persons, and refugees in accessing rights and services in the country in order to have empirical data to inform future public policies. The research produced a report of over one thousand pages, combining a national census on the topic with assessments of

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Motorcycling in 1980s Athens

Popularization, Representational Politics, and Social Identities

Panagiotis Zestanakis

of motorcycling and the emergence of alternative forms of politicization in the 1980s and questions the construction and the performances of gender identities in relation to this phenomenon. In 1951, when, according to the General Census, Greece had 7

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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

worse for animals than radiation: T. G. Deryabina, S. V. Kuchmel, L. L. Nagorskaya, T. G. Hinton, J. C. Beasley, A. Lerebours, and J. T. Smith, “Long-Term Census Data Reveal Abundant Wildlife Populations at Chernobyl,” Current Biology 25, no. 19 (2015

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Belonging in a New Myanmar

Identity, Law, and Gender in the Anthropology of Contemporary Buddhism

Juliane Schober

its citizens continue to adhere to a hierarchy of racial categories to determine who belongs to the Union of Myanmar. The 2015 census shows that the country’s citizens include Burmese (68 percent), Shan (9 percent), Kayin (7 percent), Rakhine (3