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An Acoustic Register, Tenacious Images, and Congolese Scenes of Rape and Repetition

The City as Barracks: Freetown, Monrovia, and the Organization of Violence in Postcolonial African Cities

Governmentality, Language Ideology, and the Production of Needs in Malagasy Conservation-Development

Displacing Violence: Making Pentecostal Memory in Postwar Sierra Leone

The Funeral and Modernity in Manjaco

Cultural Sovereignty in a Global Art Economy: Egyptian Cultural Policy and the New Western Interest in Art from the Middle East

Engaging Colonial Nostalgia

Third Nature: Making Space and Time in the Great Limpopo Conservation Area

Objects of Love and Decay: Colonial Photographs in a Postcolonial Archive

The Pleasures of Corruption: Desire and Discipline in Ghanaian Political Culture

The Bakassi Boys: Vigilantism, Violence, and Political Imagination in Nigeria

Multipartyism and Nostalgia for the Unified Past: Discourses of Democracy in a Dance Association in Cameroon

Eritrea Goes Global: Reflections on Nationalism in a Transnational Era

Desired Publics, Domestic Government, and Entangled Fears: On the Anthropology of Civil Society, Farm Workers, and White Farmers in Zimbabwe

Notes on Jewish-Muslim Relationships: Revisiting the Vanishing Moroccan Jewish Community

Place Replaced: Colonial Nostalgia and Pied-Noir Pilgrimages to Malta

The Truth of Sorcery

Emotion, Performance, and Temporality in Arab Music: Reflections on Tarab

Of Mimicry and Membership: Africans and the "New World Society"

An Anthropologist's (New?) Dress Code: Some Brief Comments on a Comparative Cosmopolitanism

Thug Realism: Inhabiting Fantasy in Urban Tanzania

Of Headhunters and Cannibals: Migrancy, Labor, and Consumption in the Mawri Imagination

From the “Clean Snows of Petawawa”: The Violence of Canadian Peacekeepers in Somalia

Domestic Exceptions: Evans-Pritchard and the Creation of Nuer Patrilineality and Equality

Beyond Textual Analysis: Practice, Interacting Discourses, and the Experience of Distinction in Botswana

Subaltern Struggles and the Politics of Place: Remapping Resistance in Zimbabwe's Eastern Highlands

Doing Violence to Ethnography: A Response to Catherine Besteman's "Representing Violence and 'Othering' Somalia"

Freeing South Africa: The "Modernization" of Male-Male Sexuality in Soweto

Primordialist Blinders: A Reply to I. M. Lewis

Colonial Moral Economy and the Discipline of Development: The Gezira Scheme and “Modern” Sudan