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Introduction

Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

: 324 ; Schwarcz 2019 ). With the decimation of the native population and the emergence of the labor-intensive sugar cane plantation system, the Portuguese colonists turned to the Atlantic slave trade to procure enslaved persons from Africa. The

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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

. Jacarezinho was less socio-spatially fragmented, with a denser network of factories and with trade unions seeking “class unity” (Interviewees F and I). Some activists claim that, in comparison, residents in Manguinhos possessed a low capacity for self

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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

was followed by an economic downturn and steep reduction in retail trade (Municipal Council member, interview, Sidon, 7 December 2017). Moreover, the incident cost many supporters and families dearly and left them traumatized, some with their sons

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

of religious coexistence, trade and economic prosperity, artistic reciprocity and symbiosis, and ethnic and cultural diversity. 11 Conflict and violence, poverty and disease, the hallmark of medieval Jerusalem as of most contemporary agglomerations

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

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

Timothy Heffernan

), where the first settlers of Iceland held outdoor gatherings, socialized, traded, resolved disputes, and bore witness to the recitation of their collective legal code ( Hastrup 1985: 121 ). In doing so, the settlers established a parliamentary assembly

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The Power of Silence

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

Sterre Gilsing

of my friends from the favela described it as follows: “When the BOPE comes, they come to kill ( eles vem pra matar mesmo ).” While the official objective of the operations is said to be a crackdown on drug trade, the operations continued during

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Eluding the Esculacho

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

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

with framed it differently. Several suggested he was a “thug” that had surely been involved in the drug trade. Furthermore, they would argue that the real tragedy in this case was the consequences it had had for the police, as many “good” officers were

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

bullet killed a sleeping child, and the inhabitants of the neighborhood were exposed to the steady urban conflict and kept in the crossfire of the police and the drug trade (interview, 2 September 2014). Thus, these politics of death were hidden through