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New storytellers, new narratives?
Julia Gallagher and V. Y. Mudimbe

(3): 98–100. Hasty, J. (2006): ‘Performing power, composing culture: the state press in Ghana’, Ethnography 7(1): 69–98. Hawk, B. (1992): Africa’s Media Image (New York: Praeger). International Crisis Group (2008): ‘Kenya in crisis’, Africa Report No. 137. Keane, F. (2004): ‘Trapped in a time warped narrative’, Neiman Reports 58(3). Keane, F. (2008): ‘Kenya’s poor at each other’s throats’, BBC Online News. Kliesch, R. E. (1991): ‘The US

in Images of Africa

, that is, in the spiritual hinterlands. Erna Brodber ( 1997 : 98) calls this mode of reclaiming – re-recognizing – your collective self as ‘the hegemony of the spirit’. And she terms the methodology for such retrieval as ‘celestial ethnography’ (Brodber 1997 : 61). A cartographic practice too, no doubt. Brodber expounds this methodology in the novel, Louisiana , which she

in Recognition and Global Politics
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to be visited are the basic currency of exchange that orients the researcher and often predetermines what or whom the researcher will investigate. The similarity between fieldwork and tourism is perhaps most significant in the case of ‘independent’ or ‘adventure’ tourists. It is worthwhile to remember that anthropology as a scholarly discipline emerged from adventure tourism. In Public Places, Private Journeys, Ellen Strain undertakes a genealogy of tourism and ethnography to demonstrate how modern travellers engage in elitist activities that are very similar to

in The ethics of researching war
A post-colonial reassessment of cultural sensitivity in conflict governance

of social and cultural anthropology. Hence, we might look to this discipline for insights on the potential and limits of such representation. Anthropology combines ethnography, the collection of ‘cultural data’, with theoretical analysis.13 The former aspect involves an internal (‘emic’) perspective of the societies that are studied, as reflected in what their members say, think and do. The latter, external (‘etic’) perspective is what the observer makes of these ideas and practices, interpreting them through general theoretical perspectives, for instance on the

in Cultures of governance and peace
From campaign imagery to contemporary art
Julia Gallagher and V. Y. Mudimbe

From early colonial ethnography to charity advertising, Africa has been perceived as a suffering and distant ‘other’ with imperial campaign traditions reducing the depiction of a continent to famine, corruption and sensationalised violence, collectively framing viewers and the viewed as ‘us’ and ‘them’. Ethiopia in particular came to embody this view as in 1984–5 it was thrust under the pitying eyes of the world by the Live Aid campaign. A resulting backlash against these flat and disempowering images saw many in Ethiopia – particularly

in Images of Africa
The role of news and online blogs in constructing political personas
Julia Gallagher and V. Y. Mudimbe

://en.rsf.org/cote-d-ivoire-press-in-turmoil-after-gbagbo-fall-10–05–2011,40263.html , cited 6.3.13. Schumann, Anne (2011): ‘Ivory Coast: the agonies of reconciliation’, Guardian Online, Comment is Free , 8.5.11, www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/08/ivory-coast-agonies-reconciliation , cited 6.3.13. Schumann, Anne (2013): ‘Songs of a new era: popular music and political expression in the Ivoirian Crisis’, African Affairs 112(448): 440–59. Théroux-Bénoni, Lori-Anne (2009):’Manufacturing conflict?: an ethnographic study of the news community in

in Images of Africa

. Chesnov, ‘Byt Chechentsem: Lichnost i etnicheskiye identifikatsii naroda’, in D. Furman (ed.), Chechnya i Rossiya: obshchestva i gosudarstva (Moscow: Andrei Sakharov Foundation, 1999), pp. 63–101. The meaning, and indeed the impact of the teip system, is however, contested. See the ethnographic accounts of the two wars: A. Lieven, Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998); E. Souliemanov, An Endless War: The Russian–Chechen Conflict in Perspective (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2007), and E. Sokirianskaya, ‘Families and Clans in Ingushetia

in Contemporary violence

understand, control and predict.’46 Equally scholars – especially those working in the fields of sociology, ethnography and anthropology – have addressed this point, doing much to demonstrate ways in which local and inter-disciplinary accounts of revenge feed into studies of global politics.47 In one sense then, there are the local dynamics of humiliation and revenge, while, in another sense there are stories which shape these themes in the political realm. One such story, salvation, helps to shed light on the actions of the Russian government in 1998 and 1999 because it

in Contemporary violence
The road to war in the Balkans and Caucasus

temporal-relational extension that can be abstracted from cumulated (short-term) interactions.33 That is to say, we live in multiple overlapping networks which can create a multiplicity of motives for action. In other words, people may be able to maintain multiple allegiances. The following example demonstrates this. As ethnographical surveys have indicated, a radical disjuncture exists between the younger generations of Chechen society inspired by political Islam and the traditional Sufi-inspired norms of Chechen society.34 Since Sufism, rather than Salafism, is the

in Contemporary violence
Perspectives from Jammu and Kashmir, Cyprus and Bosnia-Herzegovin

domination and resistance on the border’, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 36:1 (2007), 3–30. Chandler, D., Empire in Denial: The Politics of State-building (London: Pluto, 2006). Chandler, D., Bosnia: Faking Democracy after Dayton (London: Pluto, 2009). DasGupta, S., Breaking the Silence: Women and Kashmir (New Delhi: WISCOMP, 2001). DasGupta, S., ‘Borderlands and borderlines: Renegotiating boundaries in Jammu and Kashmir’, Journal of Borderland Studies, 27:1 (2012), 83–93. DasGupta, S. and P. Singh, ‘Village council elections in Jammu and Kashmir: A lost opportunity

in Cultures of governance and peace