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Errance and Elsewheres among Africans Waiting to Restart Their Journeys in Dakar, Senegal

Geology, Potentiality, Speculation: On the Indeterminacy of First Oil

Tentacles of Modernity: Why Electricity Needs Anthropology

“Where there is fire, there is politics”: Ungovernability and Material Life in Urban South Africa

Making Art from Uncertainty: Magic and Its Politics in South African Rugby

“Too Fat to Be an Orphan”: The Moral Semiotics of Food Aid in Botswana

Photography and Photo-Elicitation after Colonialism

Genetic Diaspora: Producing Knowledge of Genes and Jews in Rural South Africa

Working Mis/Understandings: The Tangled Relationship between Kinship, Franco-Malagasy Binational Marriages, and the French State

Ironies of Laboratory Work during Ghana's Second Age of Optimism

"Xenophobia" in South Africa: Order, Chaos, and the Moral Economy of Witchcraft

Traveling Technologies: Infrastructure, Ethical Regimes, and the Materiality of Politics in South Africa

Black Atlantic Visions: History, Race, and Transnationalism in Ghana

Race in Africa Today: A Commentary

Notes on Cultural Citizenship in the Black Atlantic World

Racial Situations: Nationalist Vindication and Radical Deconstructionism

Performing Royalty in Contemporary Africa

Ascertaining Deadly Harms: Aesthetics and Politics of Global Evidence

Ethnography Is, Ethnography Ain't

Turning the Clock Back or Breaking with the Past?: Charismatic Temporality and Elite Politics in Côte d'Ivoire and the United States

The Unbearable Lightness of Expats: Double Binds of Humanitarian Mobility

Scientific Sovereignty: How International Drug Donation Programs Reshape Health, Disease, and the State

Afterlives: Humanitarian Histories and Critical Subjects in Mozambique

Blackouts and Progress: Privatization, Infrastructure, and a Developmentalist State in Jimma, Ethiopia

Inhabiting Ocular Ground: Kinshasa's Future in the Light of Congo's Spectral Urban Politics

Anthropology, Theology, and Critical Pedagogy: A Conversation with Jean Comaroff and David Kyuman Kim

Remains: to be Seen. Third Encounter between State and "Customary" in Northern Mozambique

Suicide, Risk, and Investment in the Heart of the African Miracle

Comedians, Pastors, and the Miraculous Agency of Charisma in Ghana

Fathers, Sons, and the State: Discipline and Punishment in a Wolof Hinterland