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The Power of Silence

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

Sterre Gilsing

-talkies used for communication by perpetrators, and maybe the calm or stressed voice of someone giving commands. What impressed me most while doing ethnographic fieldwork in favelas in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, however, was the silence: the silence

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Alena Minchenia

fieldwork in August 2015, just a week after the last political prisoner at that time, and a presidential candidate in 2010, Mikalai Statkevich, was released from prison. 1 Upon his release, Statkevich organized a series of public protests in Minsk that

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

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

Timothy Heffernan

highlight the potential for the constitution to reinstate and promote political transparency and social cohesion. In this article, I undertake an anthropology of protest based on eight months of ethnographic fieldwork (2016–2018) with social movement

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Eluding the Esculacho

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

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

masculinized militaristic dispositions of the police, I aim to provide new understandings into why it was so difficult to change police attitudes and practices within the UPPs. The data informing this text comes from 18 months of fieldwork conducted in Rio de