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Belonging in a New Myanmar

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

Juliane Schober

practices construct religious, ethnic, national, and gender identity in order to formulate contemporary visions of belonging to a new Myanmar. Taking Foxeus’s (2016) observations about Buddhist formations in their encounters with modernity and print

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

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

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

than on wider solidarities and convivial relationships (see Malkki 1992 ). Research has inadvertently legitimized state policies that seek to strengthen the relationship between national territory and identity, subliminally fueling calls to “root out

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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

much else) in modern Europe. The second is shorter and reflects a renewed interest in national identities within the United Kingdom. Abby Day makes a crucial contribution to both topics. In my own efforts to discern and to explain the religious

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So What Is the Anthropology of Buddhism About?

David N. Gellner

nationalism, showing that national identities most certainly did exist before Hobsbawm’s ‘age of nationalism’. In all these cases, he argued, the presence of Christianity, and in particular the idea of a chosen people encapsulated in the Old Testament

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Fashioning Masculinities through Migration

Narratives of Romanian Construction Workers in London

Alexandra Urdea

migrants’ lives.” Transnational studies have for a long time had a gender-neutral approach to men, whose gender identity in the migration process was taken for granted ( K. Datta et al. 2009 , quoted in Souralová and Fialová 2017 ). More recently, studies

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From Ecuador to Elsewhere

The (Re)Configuration of a Transit Country

Soledad Álvarez Velasco

constitutional principles of “universal citizenship and free mobility,” of “equality between foreigners and nationals,” its commitment to safeguard “the right to seek asylum,” and to meet the “gradual elimination of the difference between nationals and foreigners

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Francesco Carella

strengthening of national development aid agencies that focus on South-South cooperation. 4 The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) 5 was established in 1974 by the UN General Assembly to promote, coordinate, and support South-South and

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Decolonial Approaches to Refugee Migration

Nof Nasser-Eddin and Nour Abu-Assab in Conversation

Nof Nasser-Eddin and Nour Abu-Assab

UK government itself, for example, is cutting funding from the National Health Service [NHS], it's not because of the migrants that suddenly the NHS can no longer cope. And we think these critiques are really valid and important for people also based

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Stacy M. K. George

. Furthermore, Braunstein and Taylor’s (2017) analysis of religious identities expands our understanding of the religious composition of the TP by noting that religious variation within it is much greater than predicted. While strengthening our interpretation

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Managing a Multiplicity of Interests

The Case of Irregular Migration from Libya

Melissa Phillips

country that is also trying to develop a national identity and central government structure ( Sayigh 2015 ). Analyzing the interconnectedness or disconnectedness of different stakeholders—Libyan authorities, other Libyan interests, nongovernment