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Guarding the Body

Private Security Work in Rio de Janeiro

Erika Robb Larkins

situated within larger structures of class, race, and gender in Brazil. Poverty, geographic place of residence, and skin color all mark vigilantes as potentially dangerous, violent actors in the places they work. Although there are no statistics on the

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

visible and, simultaneously, rendered invisible the routinized politics of death in the city's favelas and suburbs. I show that security politics in Rio de Janeiro follow specific socio-spatial patterns along lines of social inequalities such as class and

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The Power of Silence

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

Sterre Gilsing

, two instances in which silence occurred through actions by the military police in favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Both examples show that security policies produce people living in the favela as a class of people that is unworthy of the state's care (see

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Creating borders in young minds

A case study of Indian and Pakistani school textbooks

Dhananjay Tripathi

has been discussed in the context of borders in the previous paragraph. In fact, scholars of different disciplines extensively worked on divisions between human beings. Sometimes they are viewed from the prism of class and sometimes from the prism of

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, strives to promote the rights of deaf people and underlines specific human rights topics. The first photo conveys both deaf pride and unity. The second photo presents a sign language class, which provokes reflection on the importance of communication for

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Improving and protecting human rights

A reflection of the quality of education for migrant and marginalized Roma children in Europe

Silvia-Maria Chireac and Anna Devis Arbona

-school preparation and proficiency in the Bulgarian language. Roma are also placed in special schools for children with intellectual disabilities and behavioral challenges because of failing to pass a class and not because they truly are children with special needs

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Contemporary citizenship debates

The search for firm footing on shifting terrains

citizens are not necessarily abdicating their roles in politics; they are instead rejecting political parties and a class of political elites that have traditionally represented citizens in public affairs, and they could possibly be reacting against limits

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Racialized Governance

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

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

, we work, we pay taxes … The working class doesn't have money to rent apartments, that's why we go to the favelas.” In Rio de Janeiro, urban planning cannot be meaningfully separated from security concerns. The contents of such concerns are outcomes

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Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary

geographies of regions and territories ( Paasi, et al., 2018 ) does not even mention gender, class, or race. As for the Brenner Reader ( Brenner et al., 2003 ), the term “gender” is present, but the few occurrences of the term mix it with other components

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Timothy M. Shaw and Abigail Kabandula

markets (EMs), largely outside both Africa and the EU, has led to debates about the similarities and differences among emerging economies, middle classes, multinational companies, states, and societies ( Christensen & Xing, 2016 ), and now universities