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The Religious Foundations of Capoeira Angola

The Cosmopolitics of an Apparently Non-religious Practice

Sergio González Varela

problem of definition to a description of the practice and its political meaning. In it, I describe the substance of politics ethnographically by focusing on the expression of individual power and its links to magic and spirituality in capoeira. I argue

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Pentecostalism and Egalitarianism in Melanesia

A Reconsideration of the Pentecostal Gender Paradox

Annelin Eriksen

Unity Yu we yu tri be yu wan/you who are three but one Mekem Mifala I kam wan/make us become one Blong mifala I save mekem wok blong yu/so we can work with you Unity hemi paoa blong jos/Unity is the power of the church Unity hemi hat blong wan nation

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Combustion, Hydraulic, and Other Forms of Masculinity

An Essay Exploring Dominant Values and Representations of the Driver in Driverless Technology

Sarah Redshaw

Pirkko Markula, “No Pain Is Sane After All” 1 Combustion, provided by burning fossil fuels, provides much of the power required for human societies and is responsible for global warming and the many effects of climate change. Alternatives are gaining

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The White Cotton Robe

Charisma and Clothes in Tibetan Buddhism Today

Magdalena Maria Turek

exemplified by amulets, and the application of this template onto relics ( Martin 1994 ; Sharf 1999 ), an item can wholly determine the dynamic of a charismatic performance. More than a “repository of power” ( Tambiah 1984: 203 ) and than insignia that

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The Chaco Skies

A Socio-cultural History of Power Relations

Alejandro Martín López and Agustina Altman

the cosmos to be inhabited by multiple human and non-human societies, bound together by asymmetric power relations. Due to the brightness of many of its manifestations, the celestial space is seen as an environment populated by quite powerful, fecund

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Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder

of gender and identity developing as some of the most significant. We can understand matters of gender and power by (at least) two vectors: discursive formations in which language use frames experience, and individual performed experiences—ones that

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Moving Onward?

Secondary Movers on the Fringes of Refugee Mobility in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Jolien Tegenbos and Karen Büscher

introduce Michel Foucault’s notion of “governmentality” and investigate how power is exercised through language and discourse. 10 How Foucault conceptualizes the organized practices (mentalities, rationales, and techniques) through which “subjects” are

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Ceasing Fire and Seizing Time

LA Gang Tours and the White Control of Mobility

Sarah Sharma and Armonds R. Towns

to mobility in the United States. We shift the focus, then, to consider not the exploitative tourist gaze but the moment of the bus’s arrival in the neighborhood and the power it exerts in transforming the spatial and temporal dynamics of the

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From the Auto-mobile to the Driven Subject?

Discursive Assertions of Mobility Futures

Katharina Manderscheid

Automobility has been identified as a fundamental element of modern Western socialities and corresponding identities, deeply interwoven with power relations and social inequalities. 1 By this token, social science literature has repeatedly stated

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Holly Thorpe

constrained, yet in each of these cases we also see youth creatively developing an array of strategies and initiatives to help improve their own and others’ health and well-being, for social and physical pleasure, and in some cases to challenge power relations