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Socialities of Indignation: Denouncing Party Politics in Karachi

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

Why Ethnography Matters: On Anthropology and Its Publics

Affect and Rearticulating the Racial “Un-Sayables”

Beyond Fact or Fiction: On the Materiality of Race in Practice

Existential Damages: The Injury of Precarity Goes to Court

A Kidnapping in Basra: the Struggles and Precariousness of Life in Post-invasion Iraq

Excelente Zona Social

Witchcraft, Bureaucraft, and the Social Life of (US) Aid in Haiti

“Somehow it Happened”: Violence, Culpability, and the Hindu Nationalist Community

Violence, Just in Time: War and Work in Contemporary West Africa

Ecologies of Empire: On the New Uses of the Honeybee

The Cross Politics of Ecuador's Penal State

Physical Training, Ethical Discipline, and Creative Violence: Zones of Self-Mastery in the Hindu Nationalist Movement

From the Enemy's Point of View: Violence, Empathy, and the Ethnography of Fakes

The Songs of the Siren: Engineering National Time on Israeli Radio

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

El Campo: Faciality and Structural Violence in Farm Labor Camps

The Humanitarian Politics of Testimony: Subjectification through Trauma in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

Getting by the Occupation: How Violence Became Normal during the Second Palestinian Intifada

"Survival is Your Business": Engineering Ruins and Affect in Nuclear America

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

The Coolie

Circulation, Accumulation, and The Power of Shuar Shrunken Heads

Mediating Infanticide: Theorizing Relations between Narrative and Violence

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

Displacing Violence: Making Pentecostal Memory in Postwar Sierra Leone

Of Children and Jinn: An Inquiry into an Unexpected Friendship during Uncertain Times

Truth, Fear, and Lies: Exile Politics and Arrested Histories of the Tibetan Resistance

The Good Russian Prisoner: Naturalizing Violence in the Caucasus Mountains