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Eluding the Esculacho

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

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

article views as a hypermasculine and militaristic “warrior” identity and ethos in the police occupational culture, drawing on the literature on warrior-based masculinity in favelas ( Zaluar 1994 , 2004 ) and in police cultures ( Brown 2007 ; Gripp and

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Eschatology, Ethics, and Ēthnos

Ressentiment and Christian Nationalism in the Anthropology of Christianity

Jon Bialecki

). There are more subtle ways that the relation between religion and nationalism can be imagined. One argument is that religious adherence can be crystallized to form the basis of the sort of collective identities that can often be made into the crux of

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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

Manguinhos and had previously been active in the MSF. The research team's multidisciplinarity and plurality of social identities, and combination of distant and close relationships with the communities examined, made field and interpretative work challenging

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"Our Future Is Already in Jeopardy"

Duress and the Palimpsest of Violence of Two CAR Student Refugees in the DRC

Maria Catherina Wilson Janssens

permit at the governmental organ attached to the Congolese Ministry of the Interior and Security that deals with all refugee issues: the Comité national des réfugiés (CNR). While waiting outside their office for a response, my attention was caught by

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Processes of Territorialization in Mexico

Indigenous Government, Violence, and Comunalidad

Philipp Wolfesberger

shaped rural territory since the Mexican revolution ( Kelly et al. 2010 ). After a public narrative of acculturation and assimilation of indigenous communities, creating the artificial national mestizo identity, the multicultural nation was finally

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Analyzing Resistance to Transitional Justice

What Can We Learn from Hybridity?

Briony Jones

Sriram has written that transitional contexts are themselves “frequent sites of hybridity, in which the interaction of local, national and international actors shape decisions about accountability in ways that evolve over time” ( Sriram 2012: 58 ). This

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Made in Nigeria

Duress and Upwardly Mobile Youth in the Biography of a Young Entrepreneur in Enugu

Inge Ligtvoet

are the basis of my PhD dissertation. 3 The National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) was the public supplier and distributor of electricity in Nigeria since 1972, before President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration privatized the market for electricity

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Kosher Biotech

Between Religion, Regulation, and Globalization

Johan Fischer

program to regulate slaughtering and meat processing as well as commercial food manufacturing. The complexity of contemporary food production means that individuals cannot ascertain the kashrut of raw materials and products. Instead, large national

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Legacies, Trajectories, and Comparison in the Anthropology of Buddhism

Nicolas Sihlé and Patrice Ladwig

—or at least its national, regional, or ethnic instantiations (Burmese Buddhism, Thai-Lao Buddhism in Isan, etc.)—as an anthropological object became conceivable. To the extent that it was mentioned in the early comparative sociology or anthropology of

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

agents such as fire brigades often use their official identities to make use of political authority while engaging in illicit activities, veiled by camouflage tactics. The central argument here is “that the logic of camouflage reveals how the state always