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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

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

order that is imposed on local communities. Together, these contributions highlight the racial dynamics of the religiously infused gendered performances that have been elevated to the top of the national political system in recent years with Bolsonaro

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“Eyes, Ears, and Wheels”

Policing Partnerships in Nairobi, Kenya

Francesco Colona and Tessa Diphoorn

-state policing bodies, and we aimed to flesh out their security performances, albeit in relation to the state police. Soon enough, we were both confronted with an empirical realization that the state police in Kenya is far from obsolete, absent, weak, or simply

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Corinna Mullin and Ian Patel

agency is not simply that which is exercised in the “consolid[ation] and/or subver[sion]” of norms, but also entails the “perform[ance], inhabit[ation], and experienc[e] [of norms] in a variety of ways.” Citing Pierre Bourdieu, Mahmood (2004: 18

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Shadow Soldiering

Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

Maya Mynster Christensen

policing.” Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork among private security officers in Durban, South Africa, Diphoorn has developed the framework of twilight policing to analyze the everyday performance of policing agents from a bottom-up perspective that

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

engaging with the educational aspects of the museum site are apparent but seem to be matched and perhaps even surpassed by visitor's enthusiasm for entertainment opportunities, including theatrical performances and contemporary art shows. The vast majority

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Moral Thresholds of Outrage

The March for Hrant Dink and New Ways of Mobilization in Turkey

Lorenzo D’Orsi

were not yet organized in a group. A set of values and a sense of community were instead gradually built through a performative praxis. As a ritualized performance, the march weaves unconventional social ties, producing—rather than merely reflecting

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A Protracted Peacebuilding Process

Emile Badarin

be afforded abridged freedom and dignity. Peacebuilding as a Business Transaction The subtext of the “broker” subject position reveals a conceptual resemblance between peacebuilding and business performances. Hence, and in conjunction with warfare and