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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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Antonius C. G. M. Robben

more on mediating devices to control populations and detect suspects and enemies. The ethnographic study of violent social practices should not be abandoned, but new technologies require additional attention to processes of mediation. Media anthropology

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The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research

Josepha Ivanka Wessels

rapidly and increasingly dependent on digital information technologies ( Castells 1999 ; Eriksson and Giampiero 2007 ; Nouri and Whiting 2015 ). We simply cannot imagine life without digital technology anymore. This rapid intrusion of digital technology

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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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Ethnographic Engagement with Bureaucratic Violence

Erin R. Eldridge and Amanda J. Reinke

Books Blog , 24 September . http://berghahnbooks.com/blog/new-anthropology-of-bureaucracy-graeber-bear-mathur . Graeber , David . 2015 . The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy . Brooklyn, NY : Melville

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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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Shockwaves

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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“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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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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The Generative Power of Political Emotions

Mette-Louise Johansen, Therese Sandrup, and Nerina Weiss

value transgression. Nerina Weiss (in this section), for example, shows how the moral outrage expressed by pro-Kurdish activists in Norway is part of an intergenerational history of suffering, and an affective technology of diaspora politics. In the