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Introduction

Performance, Power, Exclusion, and Expansion in Anthropological Accounts of Protests

Aet Annist

( Youngs 2017 ), we are offering this topical special section to analyze protests through an ethnographic lens. Concentrating on power and performance, the articles consider the matrix within which the protests emerge—the time and space, the historic and

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Innovation in Israel

Between Politics, Society, and Culture

Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti, Fany Yuval, and Assaf Meydani

transforms a new idea into a product, process, or organizational structure aimed at improving and streamlining performance ( Albury 2005 ; Dorsman et al. 2015 ); boosting organizational productivity ( Shearmur and Poirier 2017 ); maximizing its utility

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Introduction

Ethnographies of Private Security

Erella Grassiani and Tessa Diphoorn

articles that depict how these actors operate in particular localities—for example, Daniel Goldstein’s (2015) analysis of the performance of local sovereignty in Bolivia, Erella Grassiani and Lior Volinz’s (2015) piece on how policing (re

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Eluding the Esculacho

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

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

both in the police culture and in the favela. I thus situate the warrior ethos as a masculine performance shaped by gendered role expectations in the organizational, occupational, and street-working environment of the police. With this emphasis on the

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Anna Mikhaylova and Vasilisa Gorochnaya

general economic indicators (localization of companies, differentiation of wages, distribution of investments in fixed assets and housing construction), sectoral indicators characterizing the performance of the most important types of activities

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Introduction

The Social Life of Contentious Concepts

Ronald S. Stade

,” or “bashful,” but Geertz suggested it should be translated as suffering from stage fright because Balinese culture, he alleged, could be likened to an intricate theater performance. Geertz’s condensation of actual lives lived by others into a trope

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Alena Minchenia

and are motivated to change the power. Looking from the perspective of performativity, the figure of the protester, in general, is the effect of repetitive performances of dissent and of accompanying recognition of these performances as such. Yet

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

state to punish and correct disorder in society, Daniel Goldstein (2004: 25, 182 ) develops this notion further and demonstrates in his ethnography of lynching in urban Bolivia that spectacular violent performances can configure a mechanism of

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Ronald Stade

performance of their profession can bring on, their answers, which are meant to resolve or at least disarm such conflicts, seem as unsatisfying as anthropologists invoking “methodological relativism” (as opposed to moral relativism) to calm the nerves of their

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The Power of Silence

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

Sterre Gilsing

pacification in an adapted way ( Menezes 2018 ). Therefore, they can be better understood as spectacular performances of power by the state ( Robb Larkins 2015 ). During operations, security personnel perform the state both to others and to themselves ( Savell