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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

Luiz Soares (2019) , the drug dealers could never have maintained their presence had they lacked solid support within the state apparatus. The deep interconnections among state officials and favela leaders have contributed to the urban violence ( Arias

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Eluding the Esculacho

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

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

saw five years of decreasing levels of police and urban violence due to the expansion of the program, but the trend has since turned. Today, the UPPs are largely considered a failed policy. A substantial body of literature has analyzed this failure by

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Mariske Westendorp, Bruno Reinhardt, Reinaldo L. Román, Jon Bialecki, Alexander Agadjanian, Karen Lauterbach, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Kate Yanina DeConinck, Jack Hunter, Ioannis Kyriakakis, Magdalena Crăciun, Roger Canals, Cristina Rocha, Khyati Tripathi, Dafne Accoroni, and George Wu Bayuga

in material religion, Latin American politics, or ethnomusicology. Roger Canals University of Barcelona OOSTERBAAN, Martijn, Transmitting the Spirit: Religious Conversion, Media, and Urban Violence , 264 pp., notes, bibliography, index

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cohesion issues in the aforementioned continents, such as human rights, social vulnerability, risk and welfare, environmental challenges and social cohesion, the relationship between borders, states and regions and urban violence. While the relevance of

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“We Had to Stick Together”

Black Boys, the Urban Neighborhood Context, and Educational Aspirations

Derrick Brooms

victims of violence, neighborhood violence can have a dramatic effect on their peer groups and interpersonal interactions. For instance, Maria Rendón examined how urban violence and peer ties contribute to high school incompletion. The researcher found

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Confinement Beyond Site: Connecting Urban and Prison Ethnographies

Julienne Weegels, Andrew M. Jefferson, and Tomas Max Martin

2011 ), as they are subjected to carceral techniques of separation and exclusion, disproportionate processing through the criminal justice system, and further marginalization (e.g. Goffman 2014 ; Wacquant 2009 ). Work on policing and urban violence in

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Performing humanitarian militarism

Public security and the military in Brazil

Stephanie Savell

-related urban violence—legitimize the alliance of humanitarianism and militarism in favelas. The problem with this alliance is that even in the name of humanitarianism, the resort to military force reinforces militarism as an ideology and structural response to

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Migrant Residents in Search of Residences

Locating Structural Violence at the Interstices of Bureaucracies

Megan Sheehan

for their living arrangements. As these standards are differentially applied to migrants, they craft exclusions to housing, positioning migrants as marginal residents. Kristine Kilanski and Javier Auyero note that “this new urban violence is stratified

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Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?

Contrasting views from Chicago and Managua

Dennis Rodgers

. Managua . In Fractured cities: Social exclusion, urban violence and contested spaces in Latin America , ed. Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt , 71 – 85 London : Zed . Rodgers , Dennis . 2007d . When vigilantes turn bad: Gangs, violence, and

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Hollis Moore

, many analyses – which tend to be ‘decidedly normative and prescriptive in nature’ ( Denyer Willis 2015: 11 ) – problematize extralegality as a cause of escalating urban violence (e.g. Caldeira 2000 ; Holston and Caldeira 1999 ). In such work, violence