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Kin-Work in a Time of Jihad: Sustaining Bonds of Filiation and Care for Tunisian Foreign Combatants

A Politics of Habitability: Plants, Healing, and Sovereignty in a Toxic World

Shock Humor: Zaniness and the Freedom of Permanent Improvisation in Urban Tanzania

Interscalar Vehicles for an African Anthropocene: On Waste, Temporality, and Violence

Remains of the Future: Rethinking the Space and Time of Ruination through the Volta Resettlement Project, Ghana

Toward an Ethnography of the National Economy

You-Will-Kill-Me-Beans: Taste and the Politics of Necessity in Humanitarian Aid

Seeing (from) Digital Peripheries: Technology and Transparency in Kenya’s Silicon Savannah

Taking Love Seriously in Human-Plant Relations in Mozambique: Toward an Anthropology of Affective Encounters

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

Photography and Photo-Elicitation after Colonialism

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

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

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