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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

for the Assir movement was enabled by the urban ecology in Sidon and the internal crises in Lebanon's Sunni political and religious establishment that for a brief period shifted the moral leadership of the Sunnis from the elites in the capital of

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Rwandan Women No More

Female Génocidaires in the Aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

Erin Jessee

Since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the current government has arrested approximately 130,000 civilians who were suspected of criminal responsibility. An estimated 2,000 were women, a cohort that remains rarely researched through an ethnographic lens. This article begins to address this oversight by analyzing ethnographic encounters with 8 confessed or convicted female génocidaires from around Rwanda. These encounters reveal that female génocidaires believe they endure gender-based discrimination for having violated taboos that determine appropriate conduct for Rwandan women. However, only female génocidaires with minimal education, wealth, and social capital referenced this gender-based discrimination to minimize their crimes and assert claims of victimization. Conversely, female elites who helped incite the genocide framed their victimization in terms of political betrayal and victor’s justice. This difference is likely informed by the female elites’ participation in the political processes that made the genocide possible, as well as historical precedence for leniency where female elites are concerned.

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Beyond Economy and Religion

Resources and Socio-cosmic Fields in Odisha, India

Roland Hardenberg

to a group or community as a kind of property. Such an economic perspective is equally relevant for a variety of different spheres of action. The term ‘capital’ as defined by Bourdieu (1986) is a prime example of this kind of metaphoric

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Guarding the Body

Private Security Work in Rio de Janeiro

Erika Robb Larkins

have a “‘natural’ or ‘raw’ talent that needs to be ‘sanitized’ through western training” (2016: 820). In the present case, the guards I studied learned to perform acceptable or sanitized versions of what Loïc Wacquant calls “bodily capital” at the

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feature of the modern world. These translocal and transnational processes involve flows of not just people but also material objects, ideas, information, images and capital.” Once relatively neglected, pilgrimage and other forms of religiously motivated

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Bülent Diken

practices that constitute power. In market exchange, money functions merely as a measure of value. But in the form of capital, it functions as a measure of the value of values. Hence, the power of abstract capital (value producing more value) is not

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Introduction

Narratives, Ontologies, Entanglements, and Iconoclasms

Sondra L. Hausner, Simon Coleman, and Ruy Llera Blanes

yet, creates—epistemology. Finally, we return to grounded ethnographic work in Odisha, India, to consider in Roland Hardenberg’s article the possibility that ‘resources’, like capital, might be a useful way to consider the exigencies of culture, in

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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

. 2014 ). 3 The Séléka took over the capital on 24 March 2013. Soon after, differences between the heads of the different groups that constituted the Séléka came to the fore, and the coalition began to disintegrate. Nowadays, the Séléka continues to

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Alena Minchenia

protest communities and their preventive detention by the police), having a distinct symbolic capital within Belarusian protest communities and an access to the protest economy. I use the concept “protest economy” to define a part of aid economy that is

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

This article takes its departure in a group of women who are married to imprisoned rebel suspects in Manila, the Philippine capital. The women originate from Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago, the country's southern region, where the Muslim