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Extreme Masculinities 2 is the second special issue that emerged out of the international conference Extreme Masculinities, which I have organized on behalf of the Extreme Anthropology Research Network (www.extreme-anthropology.com) at the University
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    1  Front cover image: Gregor Clemens-Dobschutz, 2015 Back cover image: Peral, 2016 Design: Tereza Kuldova  Journal of Extreme Anthropology Special Issue, Vol.2, No. 1, April 2018, ISSN: 2535-3241 FRITT journal, University of Oslo. Produced with support of the University of Oslo. Based on an international conference Extreme Masculinities, organized at the University of Vienna, 29th Sep. - 1st Oct. 2017, with support of Zukunftsfonds der Republik …sterreich and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2  EDITORIAL Tereza Kuldova  Extreme Masculinities 2 is the second special issue that emerged out of the international conference  Extreme Masculinities , which I have organized on behalf of the  Extreme Anthropology Research Network   (www.extreme-anthropology.com ) at the University of Vienna between 28th September and 1st October 2017. In this issue, you will Þnd a range of articles on exciting and thought-provoking topics. First, Japhy Wilson draws us into the world of Jeffrey SachsÕ problematic developmental projects in Uganda, offering us a chapter from his book  Jeffrey Sachs: The Strange Case of Dr. Shock and Mr. Aid   that has been censored by Verso for fear of legal troubles; we reproduce here the previously unpublished chapter in full, including a new preface and postscript that reßects on the nature of extreme Þeldwork, for which Japhy Wilson also received the Extreme Anthropology Award in 2017. Marco Palillo draws us into the disturbing lifeworlds of male asylum seekers in Sicily, interrogating the ways in which they narrate both their refugeeness and their masculinity. Charlie Athill provides a fresh view on the much demonised urban Þgure of the hipster, analyzing the accusations of pretentiousness and lack of authenticity levied against hipsters, while offering a potential line of defense. Daniel Briggs offers a personal account and a reßection on doing extreme ethnography and covert Þeldwork in a luxury brother in Madrid, showing us the precariousness of life under socio-economic and commercial bondage. Duncan Williams analyzes the Þgure of Stagger Lee and considers   how and why   this paean to violence, with its fetishistic   vision   of    extreme masculinity, became a standard in the American folk canon. Arne R¿kkum responds in his commentary piece to an article by Henrik H. Mikkelsen on headhunting, or ÔfacehuntingÕ, in the Phillipines, published in the previous special issue of this journal, thus offering us a further in-depth look into the ways in which cultural techniques embellish violence. Additionally, the reader will Þnd two book reviews of  Masculinities under Neoliberalism  (eds. Cornwall, Andrea, Karioris, Frank G. and Lindisfarne, Nancy; London: ZED Books, 2016) and of  Man or Monster? The Trial of Khmer Rouge Torturer (Alexander Laban Hinton, Durham N.C.: Duke University Press, 2016), in this volume. Thank you for reading and for your support of this journal. 3  CONTENTS  Articles Sabotage of Development Subverting the Censorship of Renegade Research  Japhy Wilson (5-27)   ÔIf I Die Here, IÕm a Hero!Õ On Masculinity and Vulnerability Among Male Asylum Seekers Marco Palillo  (28-45) Who Are You Calling a Hackney Twat? Gender and Stigma in Media Representation Charlie Athill   (46-65)   Commodifying Intimacy in ÔHard TimesÕ  A Hardcore Ethnography of a Luxury Brothel Daniel Briggs  (66-88) Essay Stagger Lee How Violent Nostalgia Created an American Folk Song Standard Duncan Williams  (89-97) Commentary    Headhunting as Reßexive Violence  Arne R¿kkum (98-110) Book Reviews Masculinities under Neoliberalism Masculinities under Neoliberalism (eds.) Cornwall, Andrea, Karioris, Frank G. and Lindisfarne, Nancy . London: Zed Books, 2016. Henrik Hvenegaard Mikkelsen  (111-113) Man or Monster? On the Banality of Evil Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer,  Alexander Laban Hinton, Durham N.C.: Duke University Press, 2016. Mathew A. Varghese  (114-117) 4  Article Sabotage of Development Subverting the Censorship of Renegade Research Japhy Wilson   The University of Manchester Abstract  In 2014, a prominent radical publishing house released a book about the inßuential development economist Jeffrey Sachs. The published version was one chapter shorter than the Þnal proofs. This chapter had been removed after the publisher sought legal advice on content pertaining to Þeldwork conducted in Uganda on SachsÕs Millennium Villages Project (MVP), an international development programme Þnanced by some of the wealthiest individuals and most powerful corporations in the world. In contrast to the MVPÕs extravagant claims of success, the censored chapter documented allegations of mismanagement and corruption, and told the story of the authorÕs detention, his pursuit by secret police on suspicion of Ôsabotage of developmentÕ, and subsequent threats of legal action made against him by SachsÕs philanthropic foundation. This article reproduces the censored chapter in its entirety, as an example of the stakes involved in transgressing Ôethical researchÕ protocols that function to shield power from scrutiny. The chapter is prefaced with a discussion of the MVP and the state-capital-academia nexus, and is followed by a postscript, which sets out the principles of Ôrenegade researchÕ. Keywords  research ethics, capital-state-academia nexus, politics of development, Millennium Villages Project, critical research methods, renegade research Preface In 2014, Verso published a book of mine about the inßuential development economist  Jeffrey Sachs (Wilson 2014a). The published version, however, was one chapter shorter than the Þnal proofs. The majority of Chapter Six, entitled ÔSabotage of DevelopmentÕ, had been removed at the last minute at VersoÕs insistence, after the publisher sought legal advice on content pertaining to my Þeldwork in Uganda, where I had conducted research on SachsÕs Millennium Villages Project (MVP). The MVP was a high-proÞle international development project, with the public support and Þnancial backing of some of the wealthiest individuals and corporations in the world. In contrast to SachsÕs extravagant pronouncements of the MVPÕs success, the censored chapter describes the profound dysfunction and widespread allegations of corruption that I discovered in the Millennium Village in Uganda. It also tells the story of my subsequent detention by local police, my pursuit by the Ugandan secret police on suspicion of sabotage, and threats of legal action made by SachsÕs philanthropic foundation, which ultimately succeeded in supressing the story. At least until now. This article reproduces the censored chapter in its entirety, as an example of the stakes involved in transgressing the Ôethical research protocolsÕ that function to shield power from scrutiny, and as contribution to this journalÕs exploration of ÔextremeÕ situations 5 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5617/jea.5942  Journal of Extreme Anthropology,  Vol. 2, No. 1:1-27, ISSN: 2535-3241
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