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‘Atomic Bombs’ in Monrovia, Liberia

The Identity and Stigmatisation of Ebola Survivors

Emilie Venables

particular were subjected to stigmatisation from those around them. This article is based on anthropological research conducted in Liberia during October and November 2014. Ethnographic research consisted of participant observation in communities and in the

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Quarantine and Its Malcontents

How Liberians Responded to the Ebola Epidemic Containment Measures

Umberto Pellecchia

countries across West Africa. The armed wings of the Liberian Government were disguised behind protective anti-riot equipment, their faces and bodies protected from the stones thrown by locals protesting against what they perceived to be abuse. Wearing their

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The Meanings of the Move?

From “Predicaments of Mobility” to “Potentialities in Displacement”

Stephen C. Lubkemann

primarily on ethnographic material from my two longest and most multifaceted research engagements with war-affected populations from (and in) Mozambique and Liberia. From Inventorying Loss to Documenting the Complex Transformations of Social Opportunity

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Engaging Anthropology in an Ebola Outbreak

Case Studies from West Africa

Emilie Venables and Umberto Pellecchia

The largest Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in history severely affected the three West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea during 2014 and 2015. As we write in March 2017 the region is still considered Ebola free since the last

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Estella Carpi, Sandy F. Chang, Kristy A. Belton, Katja Swider, Naluwembe Binaisa, Magdalena Kubal-Czerwińska, and Jessie Blackbourn

THE MYTH OF SELF-RELIANCE: Economic Lives Inside a Liberian Refugee Camp. Naohiko Omata. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. 194 pages, ISBN 9781785335648 (hardback). The Myth of Self-Reliance by Naohiko Omata is an engaging and clearly

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Timo Kallinen, Michael D. Jackson, Gisela Welz, Hastings Donnan, Jeevan Raj Sharma, and Ronald S. Stade

Crude Domination: An Anthropology of Oil Andrea Behrends, Stephen P. Reyna, and Günter Schlee, eds. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011. 325 pp. Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85745-255-9.

The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia Danny Hoffman. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011. 295 pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-8223-5077-4.

The Make-Believe Space: Affective Geography in a Postwar Polity Yael Navaro-Yashin. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. 270 pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-8223-5204-4.

The Risk of War: Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia Vasiliki P. Neofotistos. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. 216 pp. Hardcover ISBN 978-0-8122-4399-4.

Maoists at the Hearth: Everyday Life in Nepal’s Civil War Judith Pettigrew. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. 200 pp. Hardcover ISBN 978-0-8122-4492-2.

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From war to development

Women leading the nation

Leymah Gbowee

is the question that we asked ourselves as Africans and West Africans in the early 1990s. The entire sub-region was in a brawl through different kinds of conflict. Liberia, Sierra Leone—everywhere, there were conflicts. This included different parts

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Emily Anderson

compelling policy event referenced in the image or text. All posts included in the sample are captioned. UNICEF uses hashtags (for example, #Liberia) to placemake its agenda within each image and accompanying caption. Agenda Setting, Policy Framing, and

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Ebola and Accusation

Gender and Stigma in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Response

Olive Melissa Minor

disease. Boda wuteh and sweh also point to local conceptions of EVD as a group illness – one that affects the whole family rather than merely the individual body. This resonates with local terms reported from Liberia such as Ju’pa (Kpelle), which

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Gender coherence for development

The inclusion of women in peace and development

Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda

themes, including intrastate violence, terrorism, peace-building and development policies. Ms. Gbowee describes her own work as a peace activist in Liberia and presents her views on women’s movements throughout Africa, especially in states characterized