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Ethnographic Engagement with Bureaucratic Violence

Erin R. Eldridge and Amanda J. Reinke

conditions. Sheehan draws from 18 months of fieldwork in Santiago to analyze the multilateral articulations of bureaucracy that migrants encounter. Migrants in this context strive to access formal visas and residency documents through a rational bureaucratic

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Sam Jackson, Áron Bakos, Birgitte Refslund Sørensen, and Matti Weisdorf

right in his fieldwork in the 1980s and 1990s. While this book itself is not a report of Aho’s findings from his extensive fieldwork, it builds on his career of ethnographic investigation of the book’s subject. Aho’s latest book is a strong addition to

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

, always has an influence on my own reflections, judgments, and decisions in my research, as it also influences how others judge me, as Flavia Medeiros (2018) has shown in her work as a black woman from Rio de Janeiro doing fieldwork with police officers

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Emergent Police States

Racialized Pacification and Police Moralism from Rio's Favelas to Bolsonaro

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

Military Police in Rio de Janeiro from December 2014 to July 2015 and a six-year collaboration between Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen. The reform-oriented leadership of the Military Police at the time of fieldwork gave Salem full institutional access

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Between Labor Migration and Forced Displacement

Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space

Jesper Bjarnesen

ethnographic fieldwork in the neighborhood of Sarfalao in Bobo-Dioulasso, in southern Burkina Faso, where many displaced returnees settled during the turbulent decade of the Ivorian political conflict. Data collection took place during the period January to

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

during the decade of Olympic exceptionalism. The empirical material that the contributions to this section analyze is derived from fieldworks exploring the racialized and gendered dimensions of these interventions. The studies show that despite political

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The Many Layers of Moral Outrage

Kurdish Activists and Diaspora Politics

Nerina Weiss

activist. Since 2014, I have been conducting ethnographic fieldwork among pro-Kurdish activists in Norway, focusing on their mobilization for the anti-Turkish, anti-IS, and anti-Assad fight. I have conducted participant observation (and, at times, action

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The Dialectics of Displacement and Emplacement

Henrik Vigh and Jesper Bjarnesen

requires a view from within the actual social fields and formations in question, necessitating a commitment to a type of fieldwork that most researchers are, understandably, unwilling to undertake. Second, conflicts and wars typically impose a very

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Bernard B. Fyanka and Julaina A. Obika

chapters provide the crux of the story. Mogensen and Kate's relationship develops further, and in 1997, when Mogensen returns to Denmark after one year of fieldwork, Kate's letters start to arrive and she realizes that “the story had only just begun” (79

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The Many Faces of the State

Living in Peace and Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Nasir Uddin and Eva Gerharz

assaults, which show us that, as Pahari , peace is not ours.” —Shishir Marma, 17 June 2011 The above statement was made by a Pahari adivasi , as indigenous hill people 1 are popularly known in Bangladesh, to Nasir Uddin during his fieldwork 2 in the