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Richard H. Weisberg

-within-the-Hebrew-Bible (which is its own form of hermeneutic ‘outsourcing’ on a grand scale); they saw triangulation (Greek messites ) as central to their faith. Paul – to Timothy – put it this way: ‘For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus

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The Silence of the Page

Une trop bruyante solitude – The Graphic Novel Adaptation of Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal

Martha Kuhlman

This article discusses the issues faced by two French artists who have produced a bande dessinée adaptation of a novel, říliš hlučná samota ['Too Loud a Solitude'], by the Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal, and the reception of their work in the Czech comics community. In adapting the novel to another medium, the artists have not merely illustrated the original, but have used a variety of techniques intended to convey its emotional coloration and its self-referentiality. Furthermore, they have changed its context from Prague during the Communist era to twenty-first-century Lyon at a time when the jobs of print workers are threatened by out-sourcing. The article argues that the adaptation thereby enhances the contemporary resonance of the original.

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Shadow Soldiering

Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

Maya Mynster Christensen

-torn countries like Sierra Leone, where large pools of military-experienced labor are available. The outsourcing of security to contractors from countries in the Global South decreases not only labor costs but also deaths in the standing armies. Unlike regular

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Ethnographies of Private Security

Erella Grassiani and Tessa Diphoorn

Security Outsourcing ( Berndtsson and Kinsey 2016 ). This special section builds directly on this extensive scholarly literature on private security, but aims to emphasize insights being produced within anthropology, a discipline that began to focus on the

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Laurent Berger

assimilation of this outsourcing to a form of parasitism within resilient living ecosystems from which these commodified goods are extracted, and within which mutualist symbiotic relationships between multispecies predominate. The intertwined lifecycles of

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Dirty Work, Dangerous Others

The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico

Wendy Vogt

” and “dirt” more generally as a jumping-off point to understand multiple interconnected layers in the political economy and lived experience of clandestine transit within the Central America– Mexico–US corridor. I begin by outlining the outsourcing of

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Yagil Levy

sovereignty breeds, as much as allows, vague control of the central mechanism of sovereignty—the army. A similar logic yielded outsourcing of security mechanisms to the Palestinian Authority after the 1993 Oslo Accords, thus enabling Israel to abdicate social

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‘But No One Died’: A Brief Reflection on Place and Time

Edited by Christine McCourt

year pointing to the UK government’s policy of austerity since 2010, the longer-standing neoliberal history of outsourcing and subcontracting and the firm faith that ‘the market’ renders efficiency and maximises wealth (see, for example, Martin McKee

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Helga Druxes, Christopher Thomas Goodwin, Catriona Corke, Carol Hager, Sabine von Mering, Randall Newnham, and Jeff Luppes

outsourcing, while demonstrating flexibility where it has traditionally been known for rigidity. Germany has mastered the tightrope act of building on trusted foundations while pushing boundaries. David Audretsch and Erik Lehmann tell us how. The book is

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Reconceptualizing Transit States in an Era of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Obfuscation

Antje Missbach and Melissa Phillips

make both implicit and explicit demands for transit states to act as gatekeepers and bulwarks of irregular migration, thereby effectively outsourcing part of their management of migration ( Gammeltoft-Hansen 2006 ; Tsianos and Karakayali 2010