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First as Tragedy, Then as Teleology

The Politics/People Dichotomy in the Ethnography of Post-Yugoslav Nationalization

Stef Jansen

people” that reinforces this. To complement existing strengths of ethnographic work on BiH, it seeks to contribute to the development of tools to also register and analyze nonelite enactments of nationalism, recovering the notion of politics as a

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Resistance to Transitional Justice in Bahrain

Ciara O’Loughlin

Barria 2009 ). This hypothesis suggests that the ability of the public or outgoing regime to impose sanctions on the government for not complying with its demands is linked to the relative strength of each actor ( Skaar 1999: 1112 ). For example, truth

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Frauke Mennes, John P. Hayes, David Kloos, Martha Lagace, Morten Koch Andersen, Somdeep Sen, Matthew Porges, and Sa’ed Atshan

ascetic. Kalli is an NGO-employed woman and a popular leader, who draws strength from “being completely mad” to confront her higher-caste neighbors, refuting revenge but not agon . Bansi is an erotic ascetic, who uses subtle agonistic to live both parts

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Meike J. de Goede

religious project is thus actually about ngolo (power or strength) or, rather, empowerment. A young man in the Pool district explained as much to Balandier: We are poor because the white man’s God does not help us become rich. He does not love us. Now, we

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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

demonstrations by SWAPO ex-combatants. This happened in 1990, in 1995, in 1997–1998, and again in 2006. The relative strength of the Namibian state and economy facilitated this dynamic by enabling the domestic formulation of policies without heavy involvement of

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Peter Hervik

flaws of the opponent who is the object of contempt. In Denmark, as well as the Nordic world more generally, the opponent is “Muslims.” The way in which Muslims are talked about in Denmark and France often draws argumentative strength and infusion of

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

public shows of strength. An example could be military parades through the streets, or the open torture and killing of convicted criminals. The king, in this sense, used spectacle as a form of power to remind his subjects that he had the power to decide

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Abhishek Choudhary, Rhys Machold, Ricardo Cardoso, Andreas Hackl, Martha Lagace, and Carly Machado

state institutions, weapons industry, and private security firms. Another key strength is the book's close attention to the competing interests in driving privatization, as well as the sites of struggle at play therein, narrating privatization as an

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Between Labor Migration and Forced Displacement

Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space

Jesper Bjarnesen

migrant is expected to gather strength during his absence, only to return home, empowered and successful), but also speaks to the antisocial behavior of the “rebel hero” ( Utas 2003: 140 ), who is obliged to engage in antisocial behavior in order to gain

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"Our Future Is Already in Jeopardy"

Duress and the Palimpsest of Violence of Two CAR Student Refugees in the DRC

Maria Catherina Wilson Janssens

. This loss of strength is not only physical but also metaphorical. Being reduced to looking for food for survival, Le Firmin and Euloge feel they have lost not only the chance to study but also a part of their human dignity. Food thus becomes a painful