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Travel and Transformation

A Diachronic Study of the Changing Concept of Weisheng in Chinese Journals, 1880-1930

Bo Hu

cleanliness to public health, associated mainly with modern hygiene. Scholars disagree on the origin of this transformation. Shen Guowei 1 and Feng Tianyu 2 treat weisheng as a “return graphic loan” that had first been borrowed from a classic Chinese

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David Chidester

In 2003, after more than 10 years of policy debate and public controversy, the South African minister of education announced a new policy for religion and education that distinguished between religious interests, which are best served by religious communities, and educational objectives for teaching and learning about religion, religions, and religious diversity that should be served by the curriculum of public schools. This article locates South Africa's new policy for religion and education in relation to attempts to redefine the role of the state in the transition from apartheid to democracy. The policy emerged within a new constitutional framework, which ensured freedom for religious expression and freedom from religious discrimination, but also within the context of state initiatives to affirm cultural diversity and mobilize unifying resources for social transformation. Accordingly, this article examines South Africa's policy for religion and public education as an index for understanding post-apartheid efforts in redefining the state as a constitutional, cultural, and transformative state.

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Community Capacity Building

Transforming Amerindian Sociality in Peruvian Amazonia

Christopher Hewlett

An essential ingredient in the UNDP capacity development approach is transformation. For an activity to meet the standard of capacity development as practiced and promoted by UNDP, it must bring about transformation that is generated and

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Art, Violent Conflict, and Displacement

Katarzyna Grabska and Cindy Horst

for granted may be thrown into doubt ( Grabska 2014 ; Horst 2006 ; Lubkemann 2010 ). At the same time, in such an uncertain and turbulent situation, potential exists for creativity, innovation, and societal transformation ( Horst and Grabska 2015

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“There’s nothing makeup cannot do”

Women Beauty Vloggers’ Self-Representations, Transformations, and #thepowerofmakeup

Michele White

scholars as Weber (2007) and Bernadette Wegenstein (2012) assess how makeover television directs women to pursue transformations into better selves which keep them forever laboring on their self-presentations and working at the direction of beauty

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Stephan Feuchtwang

extended examples. Drawn from civilization in China, the examples I discuss will illustrate the great value of a concept of civilization, which is to reintroduce into anthropology the historical processes of transformation that last for hundreds or even

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Movement, violence, and the making of home

Stef Jansen and Staffan Löfving

By giving an extensive literature review and presenting the central objectives of this theme section, this introductory article develops a programmatic call for a critical anthropology of 'home' in relation to violence and place. Challenging assumptions that territoriality, rootedness, and memories of violence are necessarily the primary determinants of identification among people on the move, it proposes conceptual tools to investigate how and when such discourses may provide or prohibit the making of 'home'. In particular, it draws attention to issues of political and economic transformation and the changing forms of violence and movement produced by them.

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Sustainability Metamorphosis

An Inconvenient Change

Erland Mårald and Janina Priebe

2014 ; Steffen et al. 2015 ). While time is running out to reverse these trends, the sustainability discourse has recently produced the idea of “sustainability transformation” ( Linnér and Wibeck 2019 ) as a promise to remedy the cataclysmic impacts

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Andrew Sanchez

, but none was entirely so. This led me to believe that there is a basic process underlying those things that could be used as a ‘primary analytic’. This article proposes transformation as that primary analytic, while creativity, skill, and task should

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Marc Dijk, Anique Hommels, and Manuel Stoffers

received limited empirical elaboration. 3 In 2000, Kees Schuyt and Ed Taverne noted that, given the seemingly significant role of car mobility in the societal transformations after World War II, it was surprising that a history of automobility in the