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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

conflict and precariousness that permeates their everyday lives. The prison marriages enable the women both to insert themselves in the city and to respond to norms and questions of morality, which are socially and politically embedded in the home

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Eluding the Esculacho

A Masculinities Perspective on the Enduring Warrior Ethos of Rio de Janeiro's Police

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

concept as “the attitudes, values, and norms that are transmitted and shared among groups of individuals in an effort to collectively cope with the common problems and conditions members face.” In Brazil, the police are divided between a Civil and a

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

, heterosexual family ( Schwarcz 2019 ). Slaveholders assumed that the formation of families and kinship relations were not compatible with captivity and that affective and sexual relations among enslaved Africans, therefore, would not conform to acceptable norms

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Performance, Power, Exclusion, and Expansion in Anthropological Accounts of Protests

Aet Annist

divisions between those who feel at ease in joining in and those who hesitate and pull out. In fact, even protests that are related to the general theme of the protest may be considered unbefitting if they deviate from the established performative norms and

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Emergent Police States

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

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

shaped by hypermasculine gender norms (see also Sørbøe; Ystanes and Salem, this issue). Thus, he was able to follow the police officers in a broad range of situations, from patrol in the favelas, tactical training with the special units, community council

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

Public Protest and Community-Building in Post–Economic Collapse Iceland

Timothy Heffernan

—that a key custom or norm has been transgressed. Indeed, irony is often employed at protests to question instances of fairness and responsibility across politics and society ( Haugerud 2013: 7 ). Painted in blue and white, the colors of the Independence

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

, are also tied to considerations of external factors, concerns about legitimacy, conceptions of civic duty, and scientific norms. Curating conflict to care for the past, instead of reifying conflict, can thus be buttressed or undermined by such factors