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Adopting a Resistance Lens

An Exploration of Power and Legitimacy in Transitional Justice

Julie Bernath and Sandra Rubli

( Sriram 2012 ). Burundi is an interesting case in point. While the government formally adhered to international obligations and norms, such as the ratification of the Rome Statute or rhetorical commitment to establish transitional justice mechanisms

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Eluding the Esculacho

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

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

concept as “the attitudes, values, and norms that are transmitted and shared among groups of individuals in an effort to collectively cope with the common problems and conditions members face.” In Brazil, the police are divided between a Civil and a

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

, heterosexual family ( Schwarcz 2019 ). Slaveholders assumed that the formation of families and kinship relations were not compatible with captivity and that affective and sexual relations among enslaved Africans, therefore, would not conform to acceptable norms

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Migrant Residents in Search of Residences

Locating Structural Violence at the Interstices of Bureaucracies

Megan Sheehan

, Matthew Hull notes, “In addition to describing the logics, aesthetics, concepts, norms, and sociology of bureaucratic texts, scholars also need to account for how documents engage (or do not engage) with people, places, and things to make (other

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Peter Hervik

do not fully accept common norms and values in Denmark. This is alarming!” StØjberg’s statement can best be seen as an attempt, first, to cultivate “moral outrage” for the purpose of fostering community bonding between “Danes” and “non

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Military Violence in Its Own Right

The Microsocial Foundations of Physical Military Violence in Noncombat Situations

Nir Gazit and Eyal Ben-Ari

the norms. The reason for this state of affairs is that, apart from a very small number of individuals in any population, human beings have an inbuilt aversion (reinforced by strong social sanctions) to using violence against other human beings, as

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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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Guarding the Body

Private Security Work in Rio de Janeiro

Erika Robb Larkins

from one image to the other, is how private security in Rio relies on the labor of two different kinds of dark-skinned bodies, which perform two varieties of security behavior. While a militarized hypermasculinity has long been the norm in the industry

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Understanding Experiences and Decisions in Situations of Enduring Hardship in Africa

Mirjam de Bruijn and Jonna Both

living through changes in beliefs, norms, and violent rules imposed by different regimes and rebel groups since the start of civil war in 1965—and before that, through colonial conquest and slave raiding ( Abdoulaye Adoum 2017 ; Debos 2009 ). As

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Israel's Ground Forces in the Occupied Territories

Policing and the Juridification of Soldiering

Eyal Ben-Ari and Uzi Ben-Shalom

the environment of the military (comprised of legal norms and regulations, military lawyers, senior commanders, and public relations representatives) and its innermost circle (containing troops and lower-level commanders), there was an intermediary