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Virtual Issue - Violence: Anthropologists Engaging Violence 1980-2012: Articles


Violence: Anthropologists Engaging Violence, 1980-2012, in American Anthropologist
Virtual Issue edited by Virginia R. Dominguez

Table of Contents

Introduction
Virginia R. Dominguez

(A) Torture and Trauma

From John McCain to Abu Ghraib: Tortured Bodies and Historical Unaccountability of U.S. Empire
Christina Schwenkel

Torture by Cieng: Ethical Theory Meets Social Practice among the Dinka Agaar of South Sudan
Jeffery L. Deal

Cultural Patterns of Trauma among 19th Century-Born Males in Cadaver Collections
Carlina de la Cova

Explaining Corporal Punishment of Children: A Cross-Cultural Study
Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember

'We Have Been Sensitized': Ex-Combatants, Marginalization, and Youth in Postwar Sierra Leone
Catherine Bolten

Voodoo Death and the Mechanism for Dispatch of the Dying in East Arnhem, Australia
Harry D. Eastwell

The Truth from the Body: Medical Certificates as Ultimate Evidence for Asylum Seekers
Didier Fassin and Estelle D'Halluin

Coetzee, Agamben, and the Passion of Abu Ghraib
Steven C. Caton

(B) Human Rights, Individual Rights, and Collective Rights

Universal Human Rights and the Problem of Unbounded Cultural Meanings
W. Penn Handwerker

Principle or Pathology? Adjudicating the Right to Conscience in the Israeli Military
Erica Weiss

'Respect for the Rights of Others Is Peace': Learning Aggression versus Nonaggression among the Zapotec
Douglas P. Fry

Turks in the New Germany
Jenny White

Rethinking Postcolonial Democracy: An Examination of the Politics of Lower-Caste Empowerment in North India
Jeffrey Witsoe

Transnational Human Rights and Local Activism: Mapping the Middle
Sally Engle Merry

The Role of Hunting to Cope with Risk at Saragossa Plantation, Natchez, Mississippi
Amy L. Young, Michael Tuma, and Cliff Jenkins

From Health to Human Rights: Female Genital Cutting and the Politics of Intervention
Bettina Shell-Duncan

(C) State Structures and non-State Organizations

Making War at Home in the United States: Militarization and the Current Crisis
Catherine Lutz

The 'Old West' in the Middle East: U.S. Military Metaphors in Real and Imagnied Indian Country
Stephen Silliman

The Edge and the Center: Gated Communities and the Discourse of Urban Fear
Setha Low

Rape and Rape Avoidance in Ethno-National Conflicts: Sexual Violence in Liminalized States
Robert M. Hayden

Spatial Governmentality and the New Urban Social Order: Controlling Gender Violence through Law
Sally Engle Merry

Unstable Households in a Stable Kalahari Community in Botswana
Susan Kent

The Mafia and al-Qaeda: Violent and Secretive Organizations in Comparative and Historical Perspective
Jane Schneider and Peter Schneider

Processes of State Formation in the Inca Heartland (Cuzco, Peru)
Brian S. Bauer and R. Alan Covey

The Last White Christmas: The Heidelberg Pub Massacre
Nancy Scheper-Hughes

War, Factionalism, and the State in Afghanistan
Nazif M. Shahrani

Ad Hoc Humanity: UN Peacekeeping and the Limits of International Community in Gaza
Ilana Feldman

(D) Display, Performance, and Social Reproduction

Violence in Peru: Performances and Dialogues
Billie Jean Isbell

Subverting the Venue: A Critical Exhibition of Pre-Columbian Objects at Krannert Art Museum
Helaine Silverman

Reflections on Teaching Social Violence in an Age of Genocide and a Time of War
Alisse Waterston and Antigona Kukaj

Culturally Determined Patterns of Violence: Biological Anthropological Investigations at a Historic Urban Cemetery
Megan Brickley and Martin Smith

Abu Sayyaf: Displays of Violence and the Proliferation of Contested Identities among Philippine Muslims
Charles O. Frake

Primitive Warfare and the Ratomorphic Image of Mankind
Clayton A. Robarchek

The Language That Came Down the Hill: Slang, Crime, and Citizenship in Rio de Janeiro
Jennifer Roth-Gordon

Infant Killing in Primates: A Review of Observed Cases with Specific Reference to the Sexual Selection Hypothesis
Thad Q. Bartlett, Robert W. Sussman, and James M. Cheverud

It's Not All Sex and Violence: Integrated Anthropology and the Role of Cooperation and Social Complexity in Human Evolution
Agustin Fuentes

Bad Day at Bukit Pekan
Robert Knox Dentan

Annual Rituals of Conflict
Robert Dirks

(E) Muslims, Islam, and Approaches to Islam

Global Violence and Indonesian Muslim Politics
Robert Hefner

From John McCain to Abu Ghraib: Tortured Bodies and Historical Unaccountability of U.S. Empire
Christina Schwenkel

Principle or Pathology? Adjudicating the Right to Conscience in the Israeli Military
Erica Weiss

Turks in the New Germany
Jenny White

Abu Sayyaf: Displays of Violence and the Proliferation of Contested Identities among Philippine Muslims
Charles O. Frake

The Mafia and al-Qaeda: Violent and Secretive Organizations in Comparative and Historical Perspective
Jane Schneider and Peter Schneider

Making War at Home in the United States: Militarization and the Current Crisis
Catherine Lutz

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: A Political Perspective on Culture and Terrorism
Mahmood Mamdani

Murder by Suicide: Episodes from Muslim History
Karin Andriolo

Coetzee, Agamben, and the Passion of Abu Ghraib
Steven Caton

'All They Understand Is Force': Debating Culture in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Keith Brown

Ad Hoc Humanity: UN Peacekeeping and the Limits of International Community in Gaza
Ilana Feldman

War, Factionalism, and the State in Afghanistan
Nazif M. Shahrani

(F) War and Warfare

Blood Drunkenness and the Bloodthirsty Semai: Unmaking Another Anthropological Myth
Clayton A. Robarchek and Robert Knox

Dentan Reflections on Teaching Social Violence in an Age of Genocide and a Time of War
Alisse Waterston and Antigona Kukaj

'Respect for the Rights of Others Is Peace': Learning Aggression versus Nonaggression among the Zapotec
Douglas P. Fry

Primitive Warfare and the Ratomorphic Image of Mankind
Clayton A. Robarchek

Intelligence, Coalitional Killing, and the Antecedents of War
Paul Roscoe

Margaret Mead, Reo Fortune, and Mountain Arapesh Warfare
Paul Roscoe

Making War at Home in the United States: Militarization and the Current Crisis
Catherine Lutz

'We Have Been Sensitized': Ex-Combatants, Marginalization, and Youth in Postwar Sierra Leone
Catherine Bolten

Causes of Polygyny, Ecology, Economy, Kinship, and Warfare
Douglas White and Michael Barton

Dead Birds: The 'Theater' of War among the Dugum Dani
Paul Roscoe

War, Factionalism, and the State in Afghanistan
Nazif M. Shahrani

(G) Nations and Their Spaces of Violence

Gendered Difference, Violent Imagination: Blood, Race, Nation
Uli Linke

In the Name of the Nation: Blood Symbolism and the Political Habitus of Violence in Haiti
Louis Herns Marcelin

Putting the Ninth Ward on the Map: Race, Place, and Transformation in Desire, New Orleans
Rachel Breunlin and Helen A. Regis

Narrating September 11: Race, Gender, and the Play of Cultural Identities
Cheryl Mattingly, Mary Lawlor, and Lanita Jacobs-Huey

Rape and Rape Avoidance in Ethno-National Conflicts: Sexual Violence in Liminalized States
Robert M. Hayden

Culturally Determined Patterns of Violence: Biological Anthropological Investigations at a Historic Urban Cemetery
Megan Brickley and Martin Smith

Cultural Patterns of Trauma among 19th Century-Born Males in Cadaver Collections
Carlina de la Cova

Spatial Governmentality and the New Urban Social Order: Controlling Gender Violence through Law
Sally Engle Merry

Turks in the New Germany
Jenny White

Abu Sayyaf: Displays of Violence and the Proliferation of Contested Identities among Philippine Muslims
Charles O. Frake

The Edge and the Center: Gated Communities and the Discourse of Urban Fear
Setha Low

American Indians after A.D. 1492: A Case Study of Forced Culture Change
Barbara A. Purdy

(H) Murder, Homicide, Suicide, Genocide

Five Feuds: An Analysis of Homicides in Eastern Kentucky in the Late Nineteenth Century
Keith F. Otterbein

Homicide and Kinship
Martin Daly and Margo Wilson

Murder by Suicide: Episodes from Muslim History
Karin Andriolo

The Twice-Killed: Imagining Protest Suicide
Karin Andriolo

The Last White Christmas: The Heidelberg Pub Massacre
Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Agents of Death: Explaining the Cambodian Genocide in Terms of Psychosocial Dissonance
Alexander Laban Hinton

Of Clues and Signs: The Dead Body and Its Evidential Traces
Zoe Crossland

(I) Challenges to, and within, Anthropological Practices

Negotiating Dangerous Fields: Pragmatic Strategies for Fieldwork amid Violence and Terror
J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat

Confronting Anthropology, Education, and Inner-City Apartheid
Philippe Bourgois

General Stress in Anthropological Fieldwork
Daniel E. Brown

Primitive Warfare and the Ratomorphic Image of Mankind
Clayton A. Robarchek

Subverting the Venue: A Critical Exhibition of Pre-Columbian Objects at Krannert Art Museum
Helaine Silverman

Capitalist Philanthropy & Russian Revolutionaries: The Jesup North Pacific Expedition (1897-1902)
Stanley A. Freed, Ruth S. Freed, and Laila Williamson

(J) Appendix

Book Reviews on violence, appearing in AA 1980-2012

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