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Duress and Messianism in French Moyen-Congo

Meike J. de Goede

article, I seek to explain the messianic turn as reality of duress, or the visible and tangible outcome of internalized endured hardship (de Bruijn and Both, this issue). The Amicalists, like any other colonial subject, faced the hardship of living under

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Slam Poetry in Chad

A Space of Belonging in an Environment of Violence and Repression

Mirjam de Bruijn

society in duress ( de Bruijn and Both 2018 ). The slam poets in Chad that I encountered share a discourse that involves a critique of what their society has become after so many years of repression and conflict. In this article I am especially

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Made in Nigeria

Duress and Upwardly Mobile Youth in the Biography of a Young Entrepreneur in Enugu

Inge Ligtvoet

article based on his biography, I argue that Azu is living in duress (see de Bruijn and Both, this issue): he is navigating through life and following his aspirations, yet he is constrained by the internalized hardship of his youth and the invisible

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Understanding Experiences and Decisions in Situations of Enduring Hardship in Africa

Mirjam de Bruijn and Jonna Both

societies in duress from other societies? What kind of social and political dynamics are created? We propose an analytical lens, the concept of duress, to be able to understand some of the workings and consequences of the normalization and internalization of

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Bonee and Fitina

Mbororo Nomads Facing and Adapting to Conflict in Central Africa

Adamou Amadou

agenda with the related debate on climate change. Also increasing again in West and Central Africa is the need for nomads to avoid armed conflict through mobility. In the introduction to this special section of Conflict and Society , duress is used as a

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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

but that still bears visible traces of its earlier writing. What I try to describe in this article is how layer upon layer of violence, in terms not only of its temporality but also of its different expressions, informs duress. These layers or

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Expressions of Duress on Facebook by Chadian Urban Youth in the Diaspora and N’Djaména

Mirjam de Bruijn

unconsciously. How do people live such a life in duress (de Bruijn and Both, this issue)? In this article, I research the relationship between living in duress, social media and information and communication technologies (ICTs), and the political agency of

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A Phone without Names

Distrust and Duress in Côte d’Ivoire

Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa

take if the long exposure to conflict and war, to oppression and the absence of hope, was not part of their lives.” The authors link this to the notion of duress, a concept meant to capture the enduring impacts of persistent hardship, constraints, and

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A Passover in Mallorca

Jonathan Schorsch

While the illustrious crowd may frequent Mallorca for some sophisticated sun, I convinced my wife that the island also represented the perfect, perhaps once-in-a-lifetime Passover plan. In mid-winter, a colleague, Gloria Mound, informed me that she was organising Passover in Mallorca for the local descendants of the island’s Jews, who had converted to Catholicism – some willingly but most under duress – beginning in the fourteenth century. Gloria and her husband Leslie direct Casa Shalom, an institute in Gan Yavneh, Israel that researches the worldwide descendants of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews, many of whom converted to Catholicism. A vacation they took in Ibiza turned into a three-year stay.

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Food, Identity, and Nation-Building in Israel's Formative Years

Orit Rozin

This article portrays the shaping of the Israeli nation and the shaping of the Israeli family at the early stages of statehood and nation-building, in times of economic strain, austerity, and massive emigration. Food supply, food consumption, and food distribution will be discussed. It is assumed that these aspects of daily life express, construct, produce, and reproduce social relation and hence have close affinity to both social and national order. Israeli legislators discussing the austerity policy, Israeli housewives struggling to feed their families, and food habits of immigrants under economic and cultural duress are some of the topics discussed. The study portrays the role of the state in building the nation's social net and constructing its character through food repertoire. The role played by the state will be compared to that of other social and cultural agents.