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Anticipatory States: Tsunami, War, and Insecurity in Sri Lanka

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

Witness: Humans, Animals, and the Politics of Becoming

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

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

Affect and Rearticulating the Racial “Un-Sayables”

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

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

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

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

The Coolie

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

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