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Routine and Authority

The Return of the Russian Orthodox Church to Komi Rural Communities

Art Leete and Piret Koosa

Ulyashev 2009: 162; Siikala and Ulyashev 2011 : 322; Vlasova 2018 ). Public religious manifestations were not accepted by the authorities, although older women had more freedom in the Soviet Union to practice their religion, as the communist authorities

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The Israeli National Authority for Ladino and Its Culture

Yitzhak Navon

On 17 March 1996 the Knesset (Israeli parliament) passed a law to set up two national authorities, one for Yiddish culture and the other for Ladino culture. Yiddish is a 1,000– year old language based on German with words and idioms from Hebrew, Aramaic and additional European languages. Ladino is approximately 500 years old and is based on Spanish, with words and idioms from Hebrew, Aramaic, Northern African languages, as well as Balkan languages and from other countries once under the domination of the Ottoman Empire.

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Knowledge at a Distance, Authority, and the Pilgrim's Gaze—A Reflection

Jackie Feldman

visual knowledge and the means of acquiring it—the ability of pilgrims to see and read signs while overlooking or avoiding other sources of knowledge that are visible or readily available; as well as the question of authority: who propagates and gains

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Authority, Authenticity, and the Epistemic Legacies of Cold War Area Studies

Some Reflections on Women's History and State Socialism in Eastern Europe

Kristen Ghodsee and Agnieszka Mrozik

production about women's experiences of the state-socialist past in Eastern Europe. Who has the authority to speak about this past, and what is the history of this authority? Why do some voices and perspectives “count” more than others? Within feminist

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“Eyes, Ears, and Wheels”

Policing Partnerships in Nairobi, Kenya

Francesco Colona and Tessa Diphoorn

actors who are not (directly) encapsulated by the state, and in some cases, operate in a certain degree of isolation, away from state oversight and authority. Several studies based in Kenya (e.g., Anderson 2002 ; Rasmussen 2010 ; Ruteere and Pommerolle

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Heal and Serve

Soviet Military Doctors “Doing Masculinity” during the Afghan War (1979–1989)

Magali Delaloye

their own, but they were sometimes called on to heal Afghan soldiers or, with the permission of the domestic authorities, local civilians. 14 Male doctors provide a specific case because of their place within the military community. They were officers

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John of Lancaster’s Negotiation with the Rebels in 2 Henry IV

Fifteenth-Century Northern England as Sixteenth-Century Ireland

Jane Yeang Chui Wong

largely reliant on the marcher lords. 4 This long-distance mode of governance, dependent on feudal loyalties and obligations, was the most economical and efficient way of extending royal authority into the Northern counties. The provincial lords

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Using the Authority of Science in Activism

Michiel Köhne

deadlines? How does one retain the authority of a scholar while openly choosing sides and communicating policy preferences? How does one make the jump from everyday specialist knowledge practice to more generalist activist campaign strategies, and from

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Travel, Authority, and Framing the Subject

Elizabeth Justice’s A Voyage to Russia and Amelia

Matthew W. Binney

“‘subjective’ authority” ( Thompson 2011: 185 ). Women could claim authority by focusing on the “conditions of life for women in the cultures that they visit,” which involve “topics ranging from the fashions adopted by foreign women through to the social roles

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Comments on "Changing global flows in anthropological knowledge"

Johannes Fabian

These comments—made originally in my role as discussant for the panel in Ljubljana—address the recent history of the question of world anthropologies and identify three issues for further critical debate: (1) hegemonic claims concerning our discipline (including the issue of hegemony within our discipline), (2) the difference between power and authority, and (3) reasons that alterity continues to be a crucial concept in post-colonial anthropology.