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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

session of the World Heritage Committee. While the indivisible heritage referred to in this context reflects the reality of Jerusalem's Old City's intertwined historical, cultural, and religious legacies, it does not address the geopolitical conflict, in

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Moral Conflict

The Private, the Public and the Political

Marios Filis

Monism, Pluralism and Relativism In this article I want to re-examine the issue of moral conflict and argue that certain explanations of this issue are particularly problematic in relation to the distinction between the concepts of the private

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Family Matters in Conflict

Displacement and the Formulation of Politics among Syrians in Lebanon and Turkey

Birgitte Stampe Holst

succinctly encapsulates the everyday dynamic in the small family. While Zahra and Saif never directly verbalized their disagreement over who to support in the conflict in Syria, with their actions they clearly demonstrated that they disagreed. Getting to know

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Crisis, Conversion, and Conflict

Evangelical Christianity, Rapid Change, and the Eastern Khanty

Andrew Wiget and Olga Balalaeva

This article discusses preliminary findings from our research into the activity of evangelical missionaries among the Khanty of Surgut region, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. Our aim is to begin to define the nature and the scale of recent developments in the religious life among the eastern Khanty; to understand why evangelical missionary activity among the Khanty has met with some success; to discover how the conflicts it precipitates make visible the hidden, implicit divisions in communities; and to lay out lines of further inquiry that may help integrate the work of those ethnographers exploring similar phenomena in Siberian communities. This article argues that rapid change, brought about by intensive petroleum development coupled with the collapse of Soviet structures, provided openings for these new ideologies by altering objective conditions of Khanty life.

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Youth and Alternative Sporting (Im)mobilities in Disrupted and Conflicted Spaces

Holly Thorpe

War, conflict, and natural disasters disrupt millions of lives around the world each year. With fighting and wars raging across the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia, death tolls are “on the rise,” 1 and the United Nations

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Hindu Temples in the Sri Lankan Ethnic Conflict

Capture and Excess

Rohan Bastin

Developing Deleuze and Guattari's concepts of territorialization and the apparatus of capture, this article explores the role that Sri Lankan Hindu temples have played in the formation of ethnicity and ethnic conflict. Analyzing three contemporary events, the article introduces ways in which many different Sri Lankans (Sinhalese and Tamil) interpret their country's predicament and seek to resolve or prolong it. The events also reveal how scholarship becomes entangled in ethnic nationalism. I then examine in greater detail a village in which temple construction was a critical feature of identity formation during the creation of Sri Lanka as a colonialist and capitalist bureaucratic space. Through this account, I argue that the formation of polarized ethnicity in Sri Lanka is the product of multiple refractive forces, of which temples are one, and not the end result of a singular colonialist bureaucratic agency.

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Atmospheres beyond the Conflict City/Ordinary City Divide

Sara Fregonese

message or phone number on the windscreen. Back in central London in August 2011, those practices—acquired from residing in what is officially considered a post-conflict, but still very tense city—returned. However, they now seemed uncanny, almost “out of

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Layers of Spatial Rupture among Syrians in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Syria

Charlotte Al-Khalili and Birgitte Stampe Holst

Taking Syria as a starting point, this special section re-examines the intersections of political and human movements and unfolds the intricate ways in which conflict follows people into displacement and is reconfigured in the process. Through

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‘Richly Imaginative Barbarism’

Stuart Hampshire and the Normality of Conflict

Derek Edyvane

is divided into three sections. In the first, I shall offer a reconstruction of Hampshire's account of value pluralism and of its sources, which turns centrally on his understanding of the normality of conflict. In the second, I will use Hampshire

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Humour and the Plurality of Everyday Life

Comical Accounts from an Interface Area in Belfast

Tomoko Sakai

marked ‘an end’ to the thirty years of political-ethnic conflict in Northern Ireland. This conflict, fought between the British Army, Irish republican paramilitaries and Protestant paramilitaries, had killed over 3,500 people, including many non