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Rematerializing Martyrs and the Missing Soldiers of the Iran-Iraq War

Sana Chavoshian

engagement with the Karbala paradigm, see Christian Funke (2017: 287) and Edith Szanto (2012: 31–34 ). References Adelkhah , Fariba . 2003 . “ Islam and the Common Mortal .” In Modernizing Islam: Religion in the Public Sphere in the Middle East

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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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Julián Antonio Moraga Riquelme, Leslie E. Sponsel, Katrien Pype, Diana Riboli, Ellen Lewin, Marina Pignatelli, Katherine Swancutt, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Sergio González Varela, Eugenia Roussou, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Miho Ishii, Markus Balkenhol, and Marcelo González Gálvez

disappearance of a world, subsumed by Westernization and nationalist resistance, with both forces promoted by an overall process of modernization. This is explicitly explored through the uncertainty suffered by Sora elders about what will happen to them after

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The Ethics of Collective Sponsorship

Virtuous Action and Obligation in Contemporary Tibet

Jane Caple

perceptions are partially framed through an imagining of a utopian past and/or reflect actual processes of ‘individualization’ in the present, villagers are living through a time of accelerating processes of ‘modernizing’ social change (e.g., Dewa is rapidly

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Jean Comaroff

Jean Comaroff, Peter Geschiere, Kamari M. Clarke, and Adeline Masquelier

Colonial frontiers, we have long been told, put conventional categories at risk. I grew up on one such frontier, itself an anachronism in the late-twentieth-century world—apartheid South Africa, where many of the key terms of liberal modernity were scandalously, publically violated. Religion was one of them. Some have argued that the act of separating the sacred from the secular is the founding gesture of liberal modern state making (Asad 2003: 13). In this, South Africa was a flagrant exception. There, the line between faith and politics was always overtly contested, always palpably porous. Faith-based arguments were central to politics at its most pragmatic, to competing claims of sovereignty and citizenship, to debates about the nature of civilization or the content of school curricula. As a settler colony, South Africa had long experimented with ways to ‘modernize racial domination’ (Adam 1971) in the interests of capitalist production, frequently with appeals to theology. After 1948, in contrast with the spirit of a decolonizing world, the country fell under the sway of Afrikaner rulers of overtly Calvinist bent. They set about formalizing a racial division of labor that ensured that black populations, the Children of Ham, remained economically subservient and politically marginal.

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A Ritual Demystified

The Work of Anti-wonder among Sufi Reformists and Traditionalists in a Macedonian Roma Neighborhood

Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic

informants was intensified by experiences of Yugoslav socialist secularism, a topic that did not receive due attention in anthropology. Yugoslav socialist secularism promoted urbanization, modernization, enlightenment, and being uplifted from religious

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Racialized Governance

The Production and Destruction of Secure Spaces in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

, medicine, and government—are notably less porous. The city's porosity has also decreased throughout history as “spaces of mixture became a target for state-sponsored modernization projects, hygienist practices, intellectual discourses, and city planning

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Erick White

, topic of study for the earliest anthropologists of Buddhism, who instead focused primarily on monastic actors, rituals, and institutions in the peasant villages of decolonizing, modernizing Asia in the 1950s and 1960s. In reimagining the relationship

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Jack Hunter, Annelin Eriksen, Jon Mitchell, Mattijs van de Port, Magnus Course, Nicolás Panotto, Ruth Barcan, David M. R. Orr, Girish Daswani, Piergiorgio Di Giminiani, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Sofía Ugarte, Ryan J. Cook, Bettina E. Schmidt, and Mylene Mizrahi

., illustrations, notes, index. Sheffield: Equinox, 2016. Paperback, $29.95. ISBN 9781781794753. Questions concerning secularity and modernization have been on the forefront of social sciences since their origins. This collection testifies to the continuing allure

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Beyond Economy and Religion

Resources and Socio-cosmic Fields in Odisha, India

Roland Hardenberg

: the material wealth of raw materials and modernization, the natural wealth of an unspoiled environment, and the cultural and spiritual wealth of ethnic diversity. The industrialists try to take possession of the Dongria’s wealth, the modernizers try to