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

Suggestions of Movement: Voice and Sonic Atmospheres in Mauritian Muslim Devotional Practices

Sounds of Democracy: Performance, Protest, and Political Subjectivity

Living the Laughscream: Human Technology and Affective Maneuvers in the Iraq War

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

Becoming a Force in the Zone: Hedonopolitics, Masculinity, and the Quest for Respect on Haiti’s Streets

Santería Copresence and the Making of African Diaspora Bodies

Radmilla's Voice: Music Genre, Blood Quantum, and Belonging on the Navajo Nation

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

T/racing Belonging through Cuban Tourism

Performing Royalty in Contemporary Africa

Magic with a Message: The Poetics of Christian Conjuring

Sincerity Versus Self-Expression: Modern Creative Agency and the Materiality of Semiotic Forms

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

American Stiob: Or, What Late-Socialist Aesthetics of Parody Reveal about Contemporary Political Culture in the West

Cosmopolitanism, Remediation, and the Ghost World of Bollywood

Comedians, Pastors, and the Miraculous Agency of Charisma in Ghana

Code Is Speech: Legal Tinkering, Expertise, and Protest among Free and Open Source Software Developers

We Were Dancing in the Club, Not on the Berlin Wall: Black Bodies, Street Bureaucrats, and Exclusionary Incorporation into the New Europe

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

Displacing Violence: Making Pentecostal Memory in Postwar Sierra Leone

Beyond the Glitter: Belly Dance and Neoliberal Gentrification in Istanbul

The Context of Diaspora

Emotion, Performance, and Temporality in Arab Music: Reflections on Tarab

Democratizing Dance: Institutional Transformation and Hegemonic Re-Ordering in Postcolonial Jamaica

Thug Realism: Inhabiting Fantasy in Urban Tanzania

Feminist Theory, Embodiment, and the Docile Agent: Some Reflections on the Egyptian Islamic Revival

Roadwork: Offstage with Special Drama Actresses in Tamilnadu, South India

Second Lines, Minstrelsy, and the Contested Landscapes of New Orleans Afro-Creole Festivals

Performing Modernity