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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

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Invisible Veterans

Defeated Militants and Enduring Revolutionary Social Values in Dhufar, Oman

Alice Wilson

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

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Racialized Governance

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

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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

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

difference” (see also Medeiros 2019 ). The specificity in Rio de Janeiro is that the analysis of urban space must consider the heterogeneous distribution of social and racial residential segregation on both a micro and macro level. On the one hand, the

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Shadow Soldiering

Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

Maya Mynster Christensen

—urban locations characterized by a high concentration of ex-soldiers and exmilitias on the lookout for opportunities to emerge, and thus important spaces for exploration of militarized mobilization. In Kailahun, fieldwork sites were extended to military barracks

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Unintended Securitization

Military, Medical, and Political-Security Discourses in the Humanitarian Treatment of Syrian Casualties in Israel

Hedva Eyal and Limor Samimian-Darash

space, where a humanitarian project serves to legitimize a military intervention in another country (see, e.g., Dewachi et al. 2014 ; Newman 2003 ; Watson 2011 ), we argue the process of securitization, in the current case, emerges as an unintended

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Guarding the Body

Private Security Work in Rio de Janeiro

Erika Robb Larkins

, it is now complemented by what I call a “security as hospitality” model. “Hospitality security” is aimed at providing a differentiated form of service to Brazilian and global elites in secured spaces of leisure and consumption: shopping malls, concert

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Amanda J. Reinke

increasingly common that they then enter what I term the informal-formal justice nexus—the juridical gray space at the intersection of formal and informal conflict resolution mechanisms where practitioners like Steve work ( Reinke 2016 ). At the nexus of the

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

military occupation that constantly threatens their stability and permanence in the space. In this study, we examine four Jerusalem-focused museum exhibits from around the world to demonstrate how curators have shaped competing heritage narratives. These