significant events “provide ‘a cognitive space’ for reevaluating an existing political order according to political strategies, moral standards, or the exigencies of the social climate” ( Reed 2004: 662 ). Emotions are also regarded as motors, accelerators
Kurdish Activists and Diaspora Politics
Racialized Pacification and Police Moralism from Rio's Favelas to Bolsonaro
Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen
favelas and asfalto are rooted in Brazil's past as a plantation colony and slave state, symbolically encoding the favelas as black, savage spaces, in contrast to the civilized, white spaces of the asfalto in the social imagination of elites ( Alves 2018
Private Security in a Bolivian Marketplace
Daniel M. Goldstein
The appearance of effective security making—demonstrated through surveillance, visibility, and ongoing performance—is significant to contemporary sovereign authority in urban spaces characterized by quotidian violence and crime. This article examines La Cancha, Cochabamba, Bolivia’s enormous outdoor market, which is policed not by the state but by private security firms that operate as nonstate sovereign actors in the space of the market. The article provides an ethnographic account of one of these firms (the Men in Black), and documents the work of both municipal and national police—all of them distinguished by differently colored uniforms—in the management of crime, administration of justice, and establishment of public order in the market. Sovereignty here is derived through public performance, both violent and nonviolent, through which the Men in Black demonstrate and maintain their sovereign power.
Timo Kallinen, Michael D. Jackson, Gisela Welz, Hastings Donnan, Jeevan Raj Sharma, and Ronald S. Stade
Crude Domination: An Anthropology of Oil Andrea Behrends, Stephen P. Reyna, and Günter Schlee, eds. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011. 325 pp. Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85745-255-9.
The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia Danny Hoffman. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011. 295 pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-8223-5077-4.
The Make-Believe Space: Affective Geography in a Postwar Polity Yael Navaro-Yashin. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. 270 pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-8223-5204-4.
The Risk of War: Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia Vasiliki P. Neofotistos. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. 216 pp. Hardcover ISBN 978-0-8122-4399-4.
Maoists at the Hearth: Everyday Life in Nepal’s Civil War Judith Pettigrew. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. 200 pp. Hardcover ISBN 978-0-8122-4492-2.
The Being and Becoming of Burundian Refugees in the Camp and the City
in time—strung out between a long lost past and an unknown future—it is also a space of opportunities and new beginnings ( Jansen 2008 ; Turner 2004a ). In other words, disruption and displacement can produce a powerful position. As mentioned in the
Ethnographies of Private Security
Erella Grassiani and Tessa Diphoorn
management ( Johnston 1992 ; McManus 1995 ; White and Gill 2013 ), the changing nature of public and private spaces ( Kempa et al. 2004 ; Shearing and Wood 2003 ; Wakefield 2003 ), and how such entities interact with state authorities and other policing
The Dialectics of Displacement and Emplacement
Henrik Vigh and Jesper Bjarnesen
being forced out of it. Displacement does not, in this perspective, merely designate an involuntary movement across geographical space. People may be displaced while not moving, as the social environment moves around them making the formerly familiar
Defeated Militants and Enduring Revolutionary Social Values in Dhufar, Oman
informally meeting 26 veterans and more than 20 family members. I conducted participant observation and informal interviews in spaces such as homes, cafés, and workplaces. According to interlocutors’ preferences, we spoke in Arabic or English. In what follows
The Production and Destruction of Secure Spaces in Olympic Rio de Janeiro
Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães
placed lit candles on the space in front of the house. Members of the community and activists appeared with a banner criticizing the absence of a social legacy of the Rio Olympics. Some wore T-shirts that read “SOS Vila Autódromo” or “Rio without Removals
Michael D. Jackson
: 33 ), and of his image of a clearing ( Lichtung ), and of the spaces of light and illumination that sometimes appear in the darkness of our lives, moments when we can lower our guard and fully accept, and perhaps wholly embrace, the world in which we