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Primordialist Blinders: A Reply to I. M. Lewis

Doing Violence to Ethnography: A Response to Catherine Besteman's "Representing Violence and 'Othering' Somalia"

The UN Security Council, Indifference, and Genocide in Rwanda

Colonial Moral Economy and the Discipline of Development: The Gezira Scheme and “Modern” Sudan

Northwestern Tanzania on a Single Shilling: Sociality, Embodiment, Valuation

Searching for “Voices”: Feminism, Anthropology, and the Global Debate over Female Genital Operations

The Dundus and the Nation

Speechless Emissaries: Refugees, Humanitarianism, and Dehistoricization

Representing Violence and “Othering” Somalia

The Signifying Crab

Maasai on the Lawn: Tourist Realism in East Africa

The Global Reservation: Notes toward an Ethnography of International Peacekeeping

What Became Authentic Primitive Art?

National Geographic: The Rooting of Peoples and the Territorialization of National Identity Among Scholars and Refugees

The Country and the City on the Copperbelt

The Embodiment of Paradox: Yoruba Kingship and Female Power

Fictions that Save: Migrants' Performance and Basotho National Culture

Words, Worlds, and Wishes: The Aesthetics of Somali Kinship

Metropolitan Africans: Reading Incapacity, the Incapacity of Reading

Bombay Talkies, the Word and the World: Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses

The Nuer Incest Prohibition and the Nature of Kinship: Alterlogical Reckoning

Language Conflict: Transactions and Games in Kenya

Building Power: Italy's Colonial Architecture and Urbanism, 1923-1940

Segmentation: Its Roots in Arabia and Its Flowering Elsewhere


The Migration of a Name: Reflections on Alexander in Africa

Timing and Management of Birth among the !Kung: Biocultural Interaction in Reproductive Adaptation

Adoption and Fosterage in Human Societies: Adaptations or Enigmas?

Interaction of Physical Maturation and Cultural Practice in Ontogeny: Kikuyu Adolescents

Bad Sauce, Good Ethnography