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Introduction

Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

police invading favelas and the demolition of favela homes to make space for the Olympic infrastructure. The news stories coming out of Rio's favelas during this period alerted many to the underbelly of mega-event hosting but, simultaneously, often came

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Sam Jackson, Áron Bakos, Birgitte Refslund Sørensen, and Matti Weisdorf

. Second, he steps outside the micro level (understood as the dimensions of space, time, and agency) where most anthropological studies remain. Allow me to briefly detail these two methods. Thomassen examines the works and ideas of the some of the great

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The Power of Silence

Sonic Experiences of Police Operations and Occupations in Rio de Janeiro's Favelas

Sterre Gilsing

Robb Larkins (2015: 11) urges us to include “the terror of these spaces of waiting” when analyzing violence. The experience of a shootout is not just listening to the shooting and moving on with one's life: it engenders the whole time from knowing

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Achieving the Ordinary

Everyday Peace and the Other in Bosnian Mixed-Ethnicity Families

Keziah Conrad

,” attaining the ordinary takes on added difficulty and moral urgency ( Maček 2009 ; Jansen 2015 ; Segal 2015 ). I also join Veena Das (2015) and others who point to the everyday not so much as a space of conformity but as an eventful space of ongoing

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A Phone without Names

Distrust and Duress in Côte d’Ivoire

Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa

; Richards 2012 ; Vigh 2008 ), which allows basic trust building at the societal level. People use public spaces, for instance, to go to the market and thereby place trust in unknown others with whom they have no personal relationship ( Förster et al. 2007

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Meike J. de Goede

manipulated by Amicalist opportunists—of people living in duress and faced with an acute spiritual crisis when faced with the news that Matsoua had died. The deification of Matsoua offered a refuge in spiritualism and in a culturally known space. It should

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First as Tragedy, Then as Teleology

The Politics/People Dichotomy in the Ethnography of Post-Yugoslav Nationalization

Stef Jansen

it. Nationalization’s appeal, then, should be understood at least partly as rooted in its capacity to project hope and self-realization for some. As Renata Salecl has pointed out, nationalism constructs “a symbolic space in which we can appear

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Perspectives from the Ground

Colonial Bureaucratic Violence, Identity, and Transitional Justice in Canada

Jaymelee J. Kim

violence against Indigenous peoples cannot be addressed here; however, treaty rights, land rights, resource extraction, and desecration of sacred spaces consistently were mentioned as impediments to transitional justice. For transitional justice to be

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

urban spaces of the organizations that bring disabled veterans together, creating an activist movement. His ethnographic anecdotes bring to life the everyday camaraderie and humor characteristic of groups of disabled veterans. While the title of gazi

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Bonee and Fitina

Mbororo Nomads Facing and Adapting to Conflict in Central Africa

Adamou Amadou

difficulties in maintaining their lifestyle, both in relation to demography and occupation of land. Discussions surrounding “the end of pastoralism” ( Burnham 1999 ), which referred to a general lack of space and increasing tenure conflicts, are back on the