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Belonging in a New Myanmar

Identity, Law, and Gender in the Anthropology of Contemporary Buddhism

Juliane Schober

organizations like Ma Ba Tha, the Association for the Protection of Race and Religion, mobilized their followers to defend the Buddhist nation against a perceived encroaching threat from religious others. Such violent attacks were initially directed against

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Departheid

The Draconian Governance of Illegalized Migrants in Western States

Barak Kalir

. While European theories of race and ideologies of racism were initially constructed to justify the mobility of White people to the New World and the subsequent killing and enslavement of “natives,” a contemporary sense of entitlement among White people

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Ayse Serap Avanoglu, Diana Riboli, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Annalisa Butticci, Iain R. Edgar, Matan Shapiro, Brooke Schedneck, Mark Sedgwick, Suzane de Alencar Vieira, Nell Haynes, Sara Farhan, Fabián Bravo Vega, Marie Meudec, Nuno Domingos, Heidi Härkönen, Sergio González Varela, and Nathanael Homewood

highlighted, as is the shamans’ capacity to perceive and see the world through different modalities of personhood that allow them to embody and even transform temporalities. Francisca was a controversial and ambiguous figure. As a champuria (mixed race

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Suburban Dissent

Defining Neighborhood Space and Place in Perth, Western Australia

Jocelyn D. Avery

about how race, class, gender, and disability are inscribed on the neighborhood. Understanding that memory, language, and history affect how these cultural inscriptions are constructed and maintained or modified, I have adopted a spatial approach to show

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Racialized Governance

The Production and Destruction of Secure Spaces in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

of “race” into the analysis of governance, whereas Fullilove's concept of root shock allows us to connect this to the experiences of those targeted by racialized urban development in contemporary Rio de Janeiro. In combining these two analytical and

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

Jair Bolsonaro into office. 3 This relatively sudden turn from a popular and lauded left-leaning government during the 2000s to a far-right president in the 2010s—elected on promises to overturn PT policies and restore traditional hierarchies of race

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A Decade of Religion and Society

Sondra L. Hausner, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Simon Coleman

—touch and the ‘embrace’, the washing of feet, the smell of incense—Napolitano suggests that Francis challenges dominant race relations discourses inherent in contemporary Catholicism, and thus serves the role of a social and political ‘disrupter’ of

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Ethnographies of Private Security

Erella Grassiani and Tessa Diphoorn

Security, Political Economy and the Policing Of Race: Probing Global Hypotheses through the Case of South Africa .” Theoretical Criminology 12 ( 3 ): 333 – 354 . 10.1177/1362480608093310 Kempa , Michael , Philip Stenning , and Jennifer Wood

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

race. The sport mega-event security architecture was inserted into these scenarios in order to, on the one hand, secure the Olympic Games, but on the other, to hide the class and racial inequalities that define the city's bloody urban conflict from

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Kim Knibbe, Brenda Bartelink, Jelle Wiering, Karin B. Neutel, Marian Burchardt, and Joan Wallach Scott

religious (and especially Muslim) others are called to account, ignoring the ways in which secularism intersects with gender, race, and class. Joan Wallach Scott’s book is an important contribution to problematizing such assumptions. The book is focused on