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Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Sep 2017)

Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology from 7 to 8 September 2017: Conceptualizing the Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia: Anthropological and Transdisciplinary Perspectives The first workshop of the Emmy Noether Research Group will explore the bureaucratization of Islam by bringing together a group of international scholars from

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Visiting a Haunted House (Asymptote, July 2017)

  Intan Paramaditha, Asymptote,  translated by Stephen J. Epstein A piece excerpted from the novel Gentayangan: Pilih Sendiri Petualangan Sepatu Merahmu (The Wandering: Choose Your Own Red Shoes Adventure)   This isn’t your usual ghost story, you know. It’s a completely ordinary tale, nothing special. My grandmother expired, as most grandmothers do, four days after I turned twenty-nine.

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