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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

freed Afro-Brazilians had to leave the rural latifundios and migrate to the cities in order to survive. The epicenter of Brazilian patrimonialism was, and probably still is, the city that functioned as the capital of Brazil from 1763 to 1960: Rio de

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

necessity. Unfortunately, here in Rio we see that the state's resources are distributed according to visibility … You can verify that there are areas in the interior of the capital or in the Baixada [Baixada Fluminense is a neighbor district of Rio de

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“What about Last Time?”

Exploring Potentiality in Danish Young Women's Violent Conflicts

Ann-Karina Henriksen

, and Sveinung Sandberg . 2012 . “ Dealing with a Gendered Economy: Female Drug Dealers and Street Capital .” European Journal of Criminology 9 ( 6 ): 621 – 635 . 10.1177/1477370812453103 Green , Linda. 1994 . “ Fear as a Way of Life

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

Brazil]. Carta Capital , 15 August . . Rocha , Luciane de Oliveira . 2012 . “ Black Mothers’ Experiences of Violence in Rio de Janeiro .” In Vargas 2012a

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

”). For this book, Feldman carried out research in the UN archives in the Jordanian capital of Amman, as well as several ethnographic fieldworks in several different localities over a period of six years (2008–2014), but she obviously also builds on her

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“I Showed You What I Thought Was Appropriate”

Reflections on Longitudinal Ethnographic Research and the Performativity of Dutch Gang Life

Robert A. Roks

three, he migrated with his parents to the Netherlands. After living in the nation's capital of Amsterdam for a year, Raymond's family moved to a small neighborhood in the city of The Hague. Together with his three brothers, Raymond—the second eldest son

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Eluding the Esculacho

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

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

,132 of which occurred in the capital. In 2013, 99.5 percent of the victims were male, 79 percent were black, and 75 percent were between the age of 15 and 30 ( AI 2015 ). Scholars, activists, and favela residents I interviewed have denounced these