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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

-hop circle Pac'Stão, which alludes to PAC and a violent territory). I conducted the main fieldwork that underlies this article in 2011 and 2012 (see Braathen et al. 2013 ). While I am a male, white, and foreign political scientist, I was assisted in the

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Racialized Governance

The Production and Destruction of Secure Spaces in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

fieldworks in Vila Autódromo, as well as other areas of Rio de Janeiro, conducted separately by both authors in the period 2008–2016. Alexandre Magalhães lived in Rio during this period and followed the urban development projects ushered in by the 2014 FIFA

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

and to what extent it can help us understand the women's choice of marriage. Organization and Relational Entanglements of Prison Marriages I first became acquainted with this group of women during previous fieldwork among women political

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

anthropology as never before. The book is based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted by Salih Can Açıksöz in Istanbul between 2005 and 2008 with working-class, disabled veterans of the Kurdish conflict. The preface powerfully expresses the quandaries of a

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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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Introduction

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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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

these shows. These conversations complemented our own observations of the exhibit spaces and the relevant artifacts, as well as the scholarly literature we consulted. The result of our fieldwork is an interdisciplinary approach to engage the fields of

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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

further contribute to Namibian postcolonial nationalism and statehood, and on how the Namibian case is situated within African politics of citizenship and autochthony. The article is based on a total of 15 months of fieldwork between the 1990s and 2016

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Introduction

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

Aet Annist

combining and analyzing the set of articles brought together, my introduction offers another ethnographic case with its particular contribution to the analysis. Based on fieldwork in the region (participant observation, interviews, and online ethnographies