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

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

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

Notes on Cultural Citizenship in the Black Atlantic World

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

Race in Africa Today: A Commentary

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

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

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