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The Power of Silence

Sonic Experiences of Police Operations and Occupations in Rio de Janeiro's Favelas

Sterre Gilsing

take shape. In this article, I discuss how police actions in favelas produce social hierarchies through sound and silence. Sound is a technology of power. The powerful use sound to divide the population into different groups, and this happens along

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(Counter)Terrorism and the Intimate

Bodies, Affect, Power

Sunčana Laketa

)terrorism. Many Western European and US cities witnessed an unprecedented rise in technologies of policing and securitization propelled by the discourses on the “war on terror,” continuing to this day ( Graham 2010 ; Gregory 2011 ; Katz 2007 ). Moreover, the

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

-tech innovation lab specializing in augmented and virtual reality that pioneers the use of new and interactive digital technologies to “enrich the visitor experience” along with the more traditional activities ( Schindler 2017 ; on the use of digital technology

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“What about Last Time?”

Exploring Potentiality in Danish Young Women's Violent Conflicts

Ann-Karina Henriksen

phones. Social technologies are integral to the everyday lives and socialization processes of children and youth all over the world and in Western countries in particular ( Bell and Kennedy 2000 ; Weber and Dixon 2007 ). All the participants of this

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Atmospheres beyond the Conflict City/Ordinary City Divide

Sara Fregonese

, translates instead into an atmospheric unsettling of micro- and intimate scales of domesticity, the body, and the emotional sphere (Hergon, this issue). In some cases, this translates into the use of technology for increased and pervasive policing and

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Experiential Landscapes of Terror

Sunčana Laketa, Sara Fregonese, and Damien Masson

and the ever-increasing security measures are thoroughly sutured in everyday life and everyday spaces of European cities. In recent years, we have witnessed an upsurge in technologies and practices of urban security governance in the face of terrorism

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Bernard B. Fyanka and Julaina A. Obika

, and the emergence and development of the colonial police. The third part, “The Crowd and the People,” explores the affective patterning that occurs within crowds during protests. It analyzes the crowd as political technology and also the paradox of

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Amy Batley

victims, not perpetrators. References Adey , Peter , and Ben Anderson. 2012 . “ Anticipating emergencies: Technologies of preparedness and the matter of security .” Security Dialogue 43 : 99 – 117 .

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Emergent Police States

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

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

—UPPs) have become a defining feature of state presence in the favelas. This has led scholars to argue that the asfalto/favela distinction is premised on differentiated technologies of power in operation by state agents, primarily police, across the urban

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

. On the one hand, I was able to carry out ethnography in the government's command and control centers fully equipped with cutting-edge security, surveillance, and communication technologies, and to visit the FIFA and IOC security center for interviews