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Alena Minchenia

and political changes and encompasses a continuum from protests’ supporters to activists. The second factor relates to participation in protests as a professional activity and includes such actors as journalists, civil right defenders, experts, and

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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

and asks what happens to community activism when the state brings a large-scale urban development program to a socially disadvantaged area (e.g., the favelas), where the official policy of the government is “social participation” in any development

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

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

Timothy Heffernan

and participation in call-and-response chants, in what Randall Collins refers to as the “high ritual density” of protests. For Collins (2001: 28) , this occurs through a “bodily awareness of copresence” which promotes “a shared focus of attention” and

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

Palestinians, ignoring their participation in the city's history, past and present. The Tower of David Museum uses an ancient citadel to display Jerusalem's historical legacy in chronological sequence (for more on memory and the Davidization of Jerusalem, see

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Seeking Recognition, Becoming Citizens

Achievements and Grievances among Former Combatants from Three Wars

Johanna Söderström

developed over the years. In Colombia and Namibia, the armed conflict and participation signified a deep political commitment, whereas the United States relied on volunteers and draftees during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam veteran in the United States faced

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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

narratives, figures, and ceremonies while retaining the collectivist focus of colonial population management. Instead of building robust links between the central authority and citizens through political participation, service provision or other concrete

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

, which is fundamental to the women's enactments of agency. As this article shows, it is important to stress that the women's actions do not arise from political participation or resistance; rather, the political is embedded in notions of social belonging

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

reported during the Olympics alone (19). Camouflage: “They Armor the Events” Sitting in the Civil Police headquarters in Rio's center in August 2016, my talk with the officers goes smoothly. We chat about the Civil Police's participation in the

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Emergent Police States

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

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

citizenship, participation, and, for that matter, a pacific police force. Thus, it is unsurprising that our material from Rio's favelas demonstrates how policing as warfare continued to be central to also the UPP project. Concretely, this was tangibly present

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

Aet Annist

appeal to the society as a whole. Simultaneous creation of vulnerability and security, participation and separation reveals protests to be the sights of contradictory processes with potential for both detachments as well as reconnections. While