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The Power of Silence

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

Sterre Gilsing

take shape. In this article, I discuss how police actions in favelas produce social hierarchies through sound and silence. Sound is a technology of power. The powerful use sound to divide the population into different groups, and this happens along

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Space of Hope for Lebanon’s Missing

Promoting Transitional Justice through a Digital Memorial

Erik Van Ommering and Reem el Soussi

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This article explores how a digital memorial for forcibly disappeared persons contributes to transitional justice in Lebanon. It presents the joint establishment of an interactive digital memorial by a collective of nongovernmental organizations, relatives of missing persons, and youth volunteers. The case study is situated in debates on transitional justice, calls for democratization of collective memories and archives, and discussions on new information and communication technologies. The article demonstrates how the development and launch of Fushat Amal (Space for Hope) is shaped and confined by postwar sociopolitical realities that are all but favorable to memorialization or justice-seeking initiatives. It highlights how digitalized memories can open up spaces that remain closed in the offline world, enabling survivors to share their stories, build collectives, demand recognition, and advocate for justice. At the same time, the authors discuss the limitations of digital memorials in relation to questions of access, ownership, and sustainability.

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Antonius C. G. M. Robben

more on mediating devices to control populations and detect suspects and enemies. The ethnographic study of violent social practices should not be abandoned, but new technologies require additional attention to processes of mediation. Media anthropology

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The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research

Josepha Ivanka Wessels

rapidly and increasingly dependent on digital information technologies ( Castells 1999 ; Eriksson and Giampiero 2007 ; Nouri and Whiting 2015 ). We simply cannot imagine life without digital technology anymore. This rapid intrusion of digital technology

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Along the Lines of the Occupation

Playing at Diminished Reality in East Jerusalem

Fabio Cristiano and Emilio Distretti

The application of augmented reality (AR) technologies to gaming purports to create playable experiences at the intersection of real and virtual worlds. Adding a virtual layer onto the actual world enables experiences that exceed the boundaries of

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Ethnographic Engagement with Bureaucratic Violence

Erin R. Eldridge and Amanda J. Reinke

Books Blog , 24 September . http://berghahnbooks.com/blog/new-anthropology-of-bureaucracy-graeber-bear-mathur . Graeber , David . 2015 . The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy . Brooklyn, NY : Melville

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

-tech innovation lab specializing in augmented and virtual reality that pioneers the use of new and interactive digital technologies to “enrich the visitor experience” along with the more traditional activities ( Schindler 2017 ; on the use of digital technology

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Departheid

The Draconian Governance of Illegalized Migrants in Western States

Barak Kalir

sealing of borders against applications for asylum [and] makes obvious the need to control the movement of people ‘out of place,’ and thus acts to naturalize technologies of power like the refugee camp, the transit camp, the screening or reception center

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Abhishek Choudhary, Rhys Machold, Ricardo Cardoso, Andreas Hackl, Martha Lagace, and Carly Machado

. The Privatization of Israeli Security also importantly challenges the official rationalizations of Israeli security policy interventions, technologies, and practices as generally successful. In all these respects, the book usefully textures and

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Mirjam de Bruijn

unconsciously. How do people live such a life in duress (de Bruijn and Both, this issue)? In this article, I research the relationship between living in duress, social media and information and communication technologies (ICTs), and the political agency of