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Visualizing Vigilance in the Generalized Representation of the Nomad

Reflections on the Banjara Community in Rajasthan, India

Urmi Bhattacharyya

and its alleged connection to criminality, and their lack of belongingness that stands intricately related to their perpetual categorization as the nomad, legitimizes their subjection to measures of vigilance as carried out by state authorities to

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Rachel Lewis

indeed on the part of the nation-state itself. It is this affective dimension of citizenship which this article centers, with a particular focus on the vigilance articulated through the citizenship regime: that is to say, the “form(s) of watchfulness

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The Patrols’ City

Vigilance and Intimacy on Barcelona's Streets

Corina Tulbure

Close-up Vigilance: “Once You Have Crossed the Border, What Are You Afraid Of?” These words belong to an activist of the Pan-Africanism movement in Spain, uttered to me during an interview in 2014 regarding the political mobilization of

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Vigilance, Knowledge, and De/colonization

Protesting While Latin@ in the US-Mexico Borderlands

Catherine Whittaker and Eveline Dürr

used by white Anglo-American politicians and many mainstream media commentators, vigilance denotes citizens being made responsible for their own and their society's protection by participating in identifying and addressing potential threats. Citizens

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On Conflict, Social Invisibility, and Negative Potentiality

Henrik Vigh

This article analyzes the relationship between conflict, social invisibility, and negative potentiality. Taking its empirical point of departure in fieldwork conducted in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, it illuminates the manner in which people orient themselves toward precarious prospects and potentialities. Little attention has been paid to the orientational effects generated by long-term conflict—that is, the way that violence, as an underlying possibility, an imagined oncoming event, influences social life. Moving from the empirical to the theoretical, and from the specific to the general, the article compares two areas of conflict and orientation toward negative potentiality before moving on to a more general discussion of invisibility and potentiality in social life and theory.

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The Power and Productivity of Vigilance Regimes

Ana Ivasiuc, Eveline Dürr, and Catherine Whittaker

Vigilance is a highly productive yet understudied concept. Mobilized prevalently in research on security and surveillance, the concept has received little theoretical attention in a consistent manner. Some have signaled a certain taken

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“The State Cannot Protect Us”

How Vigilance (Un)makes the State in Western Europe

Ana Ivasiuc

on the mobilization of vigilance against suspicious presence. The phenomenon often reemerges during times of social turmoil and transitional shifts, as was documented in many cases around the world ( Abrahams 1998 ; Favarel-Garrigues and Gayer 2019

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Emma Liggins

The social purity ‘crusade’ that gathered force after 1885 initiated a change both in ways of representing prostitution and in public opinion about ways of dealing with the sexually deviant woman. Since the 1860s the police had been granted the power under the Contagious Diseases Acts to apprehend women of doubtful virtue in the streets and insist that they be medically examined; if found to be diseased, they could then be detained in lock hospitals. Once these acts were repealed in 1885, prostitutes had greater freedom but were also kept under surveillance by philanthropists and the medical profession. A variety of discourses constructed the prostitute either as an innocent victim of male lust or as a ‘demon’ and ‘contagion of evil’. Judith Walkowitz has argued that such an ideological framework excluded the experience of women who drifted into this lifestyle temporarily, and provided ‘a restrictive and moralistic image’ of the fallen woman. Arguably, literary representations of prostitutes tended to flesh out the potentially restrictive images used in feminist, medical and periodical writing on the subject, though no form of discourse was immune to the strong influence of the language of purity used by the members of the National Vigilance Association (NVA) and its advocates.

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The Brothel Phone Number

Infrastructures of Transnational Pimping in Eastern Romania

Trine Mygind Korsby

mapping. When spending time with the pimps, I noticed their vigilant ways of assessing and paying attention to people and changes in atmosphere. Vigilance was an important skill for Andrei and the other pimps, since having a heightened attentiveness to one

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From Scottish Independence, to Brexit, and Back Again

Orange Order Ethno-religion and the Awkward Urgency of British Unionism

Joseph Webster

book may be 30 years out of print – but the menace of Rome is still the same! She has not changed! She cannot change! For were she to relent or change one iota, she would cease to be Rome. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Grand Lodge