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Navigating the Politics of Anxiety

Moral Outrage, Responsiveness, and State Accountability in Denmark

Mette-Louise Johansen

This article explores how a group of state employees, mainly social workers and police officers, assess threats and seek to cope with a variety of conflicting interests in their efforts to counter violent extremism (CVE) in Denmark’s second city

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Erin R. Eldridge

persisted during disaster cleanup, which began in 2009. However, the “safe” narrative, or the notion that ash poses no significant hazard, influenced the ways in which cleanup workers interacted with the waste, facilitating the slow violence of infiltrating

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Guarding the Body

Private Security Work in Rio de Janeiro

Erika Robb Larkins

demographics of guards, in my experience the vast majority are medium- to dark-skinned men living either in favelas or in poor suburbs on the outskirts of Rio. 2 For Brazilian domestic employees, Donna Goldstein has noted: “The domestic worker, no matter her

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Therese Sandrup

they went to Syria. Further discussions with youth workers, police officers, teachers, and “ordinary citizens” with daily access to unfolding events during the early phase of the Syrian conflict have elaborated my understanding of the felt local moral

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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

Workers’ Party (PT) became the first “man of the people” to be sworn in as president of Brazil in 2003, there were optimistic initiatives from both above and below to change this relationship. This article looks at the encounter between such initiatives

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Racialized Governance

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

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

they don't think there should be any favelas in Barra.” 1 On this mild February dawn, the residents’ quiet protest was eventually interrupted by the preannounced 2 arrival of the Municipal Guards’ riot force, demolition workers, and a massive

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The Social Life of Fighting Words

The Case of Political Correctness

Ronald S. Stade

as a metaphor. Subsequently, the quotation marks disappeared, and Moscow-affiliated Communist parties and groups around the world adopted the Soviet vocabulary of “correct” and “deviant.” In the preface to the program and constitution of the Workers

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

up failing. The other wives, however, assume the task of introducing suitable acquaintances to the man longing for marriage. The potential wives are usually found among newcomers from Mindanao and migrant workers returning from the Middle East who

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Migrant Residents in Search of Residences

Locating Structural Violence at the Interstices of Bureaucracies

Megan Sheehan

migrants and more than two-thirds of Peruvian women working in this sector ( Cano and Soffia 2009 ). Migrants also find employment as sales personnel, street vendors, waitstaff, kitchen assistants, landscapers, construction workers, street sweepers, and

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

the city ( Magalhães 2019 ; Ystanes 2018 ). While Rio prepared to host the mega-events, the left-leaning Partido dos Trabalhadores (Workers’ Party—PT) governed the country through successive election periods from 2003 to 2016. It is noteworthy that