Mark Maguire, Ursula Rao, Nils Zurawski (Editors)

Bodies as Evidence. Security, Knowledge, and Power

2018, Duke University Press.

Bodies as EvidenceThis volume provides anthropological perspectives on the great technical, scientific and expert efforts that characterize the drive to know and manage the complexities of security in the contemporary moment. Bodies of Evidence focuses on the key problem of evidence that shapes emerging practices of security. In the realm of security, evidence is everywhere in demand and always in doubt. Indeed, one sees a veritable obsession with measurement, quantification and verification and at the same time a deep distrust of evidence in an era termed “post-truth era”. We use the terms “bodies of evidence” as a conceptual tool to explore biometric identification, borders and migration control, forensic knowledge, policing, and counterterrorism.

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Olaf Zenker, Markus Virgil Hoehne (Editors)

The State and the Paradox of Customary Law in Africa

2018, Routledge

Publikation MarkusCustomary law and traditional authorities continue to play highly complex and contested roles in contemporary African states. Reversing the common preoccupation with studying the impact of the post/colonial state on customary regimes, this volume analyses how the interactions between state and non-state normative orders have shaped the everyday practices of the state. It argues that, in their daily work, local officials are confronted with a paradox of customary law: operating under politico-legal pluralism and limited state capacity, bureaucrats must often, paradoxically, deal with custom – even though the form and logic of customary rule is not easily compatible and frequently incommensurable with the form and logic of the state – in order to do their work as a state.

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Stefanie Mauksch, Mike Rowe, Simon Teasdale (Editors)

Ethnographies of Social Enterprise - The Methodological Potential of Ethnography

2017, Special Issue of Social Enterprise Journal

Publication CoverAs a critical and intimate form of inquiry, ethnography remains close to lived realities and equips scholars with a unique methodological angle on social phenomena. This special issue aims to explore the potential gains from an increased use of ethnography in social enterprise studies. The authors develop the argument through a set of dualistic themes, namely, the socio-economic dichotomy and the discourse/practice divide as predominant critical lenses through which social enterprise is currently examined, and suggest shifts from visible leaders to invisible collectives and from case study-based monologues to dialogic ethnography.

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Andrea Fischer-Tahir, Katharina Lange (Herausgeber)

Ethnographien des Wandels im Nahen Osten und Nordafrika

2016, Leipziger Universitätsverlag 

Bohrmann Publikartion TitelblattAus Anlass der Verabschiedung von Dr. Lothar Bohrmann, der sich als langjähriger Mitarbeiter um das Institut für Ethnologie in Leipzig verdient gemacht hat, legen Andrea Fischer-Tahir und Katharina Lange einen Sammelband zu seinen Ehren vor. Der Band widmet sich den Wandlungsprozessen im Nahen Osten und Nordafrika.

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Sarah Ruth Sippel (mit Cornelia Reiher)

Umkämpftes Essen. Produktion, Handel und Konsum von Lebensmitteln in globalen Kontexten

2015, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Bildschirmfoto 2016-10-06 um 10.30.42»Umkämpftes Essen« bringt erstmals interdisziplinäre Perspek-tiven zum globalen Ernährungs-system aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum zusammen. Der Band analysiert die Globalisierung der Produktion, des Handels und des Konsums von Lebensmitteln, untersucht die Verbindungen zwischen Produzenten und Konsumenten und deckt die Interessen und Machtstrukturen auf, die das globale Ernährungssystem bestimmen.

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Markus V. Hoehne

Between Somaliland and Puntland: Marginalization, militarization and conflicting political visions

2015, Rift Valley Institute

Between Between Somaliland and PuntlandSomaliland and Puntland analyses the political evolution of the Republic of Somaliland (created in 1991), and the federalist Puntland State of Somalia (established in 1998). Based on extensive ethnographic research, it describes the efforts by those living in between the two polities to create their own autonomously governed states.


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Sarah Ruth Sippel (mit Jörg Gertel)

Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture. The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

2014, Routledge

Bildschirmfoto 2016-10-06 um 10.24.18Over the last three decades there has been a rapid expansion of intensive production of fresh fruit and vegetables in the Mediterranean regions of south and west Europe. Much of this depends on migrating workers for seasonal labour, including from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America. This book is the first to address global agro-migration complexes across the region.

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Sarah Ruth Sippel

Export(t)räume. Bruchzonen marokkanischer Landwirtschaft

2014, Transcript

Bildschirmfoto 2016-10-06 um 10.17.22Tomaten aus Marokko, Spanien, den Niederlanden – im Supermarktregal liegen sie friedlich nebeneinander. Doch hinter der Hochglanz-präsentation der Obst- und Gemüsetheke verbergen sich Interessenskämpfe mit hohen sozialen Kosten. In diesem Buch blickt Sarah Ruth Sippel nach Marokko und stellt die zunehmende Einbindung des Landes in den Weltmarkt dar.

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