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Volume 57 Number 1 January 2015

Editorial Foreword

Mixed Feelings

NILS BUBANDT and RANE WILLERSLEV  The Dark Side of Empathy: Mimesis, Deception, and the Magic of Alterity

Law in the Looking Glass

REBECCA GOULD   Ijtihād against Madhhab: Legal Hybridity and the Meanings of Modernity in Early Modern Daghestan

RICARDO ROQUE   Mimetic Governmentality and the Administration of Colonial Justice in East Timor, ca. 1860–1910

Im/moral Frontiers

CARWIL BJORK-JAMES   Hunting Indians: Globally Circulating Ideas and Frontier Practices in the Colombian Llanos

JAMES SLOTTA   Phatic Rituals of the Liberal Democratic Polity: Hearing Voices in the Hearings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples

The Unquiet Dead

SARAH WAGNER   A Curious Trade: The Recovery and Repatriation of U.S. Missing In Action from the Vietnam War

MARTHA LINCOLN and BRUCE LINCOLN   Toward a Critical Hauntology: Bare Afterlife and the Ghosts of Ba Chúc

Subaltern as a Second Language

HARRI ENGLUND   Anti Anti-Colonialism: Vernacular Press and Emergent Possibilities in Colonial Zambia

SARAH A. RADCLIFFE and ANDREW J. WEBB   Subaltern Bureaucrats and Postcolonial Rule: Indigenous Professional Registers of Engagement with the Chilean State

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