Conflict and Society

Advances in Research

Editor in Chief
Erella Grassiani, University of Amsterdam

Tessa Diphoorn, Utrecht University
Alexander Horstmann, Tallinn University
Thijs Jeursen, Utrecht University 
Lotte Buch Segal, University of Edinburgh
Atreyee Sen, University of Copenhagen
Henrik Vigh, University of Copenhagen

Subjects: Peace and Conflict Studies

Conflict and Society is a part of the Berghahn Open Anthro subscribe-to-open initiative, a pilot aiming to convert 13 Anthropology journals to full Open Access on an on-going and sustainable basis.


Curating Conflict: Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem
Sa’ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

Philippine Prison Marriages: The Politics of Kinship and Women’s Composite Agency
Sif Lehman Jensen

Sheiks and the City: Urban Paths of Resistance in Sidon, Lebanon
Are John Knudsen

Introduction: Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro
Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

Eluding the Esculacho: A Masculinities Perspective on the Enduring Warrior Ethos of Rio de Janeiro’s Police
Celina Myrann Sørbøe

Emergent Police States: Racial Dynamics of Pacification and Police Moralism from Rio’s Favelas to Bolsonaro
Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

The Permeable Olympic Fortress: Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro
Dennis Pauschinger

The Power of Silence: Sonic Experiences of Police Operations and Occupations in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas
Sterre Gilsing

Pac’Stão versus City of Police: Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects,Authoritarianism, and Violence
Einar Braathen

Racialized Governance: The Production and Destruction of Secure Spaces in Olympic Rio de Janeiro
Alexandre Magalhães and Margit Ystanes

Introduction: Performance, Power, Exclusion, and Expansion in Anthropological Accounts of Protests
Aet Annist

Suburban Dissent: Defining Neighborhood Space and Place in Perth, Western Australia
Jocelyn D. Avery

Belarusian Professional Protesters in the Structure of Democracy Promotion: Enacting Politics, Reinforcing Divisions
Alena Minchenia

“Where Is the New Constitution?” Public Protest and Community-Building in Post–Economic Collapse Iceland
Timothy Heffernan

Salih Can Açıksöz, Sacrificial Limbs: Masculinity, Disability, and Political Violence in Turkey (2020)
Leyla Neyzi

Ayça Çubukçu, For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on Iraq (2018)
Nida Alahmad

Ilana Feldman, Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics (2018)
Nina Gren

Laura Eramian, Peaceful Selves: Personhood, Nationhood, and the Post-Conflict Moment in Rwanda (2019)
Martha Lagace

Walden Bello, Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right (2019)
Chelsey Ancliffe

Michael Jackson, Critique of Identity Thinking (2019)
Susanne Bregnbæk 

Volume 6 / 2020, 1 issue per volume (summer)

Aims & Scope

Organized violence—war, armed revolt, genocide, lynching, targeted killings, torture, routine discrimination, terrorism, trauma, and suffering—is a daily reality for some, while for others it is a sound bite or a news clip seen in passing and easily forgotten. Rigorous scholarly research of the social and cultural conditions of organized violence, its genesis, dynamic, and impact, is fundamental to addressing questions of local and global conflict and its impact on the human condition.

Publishing peer-reviewed articles by international scholars, Conflict and Society expands the field of conflict studies by using ethnographic inquiry to establish new fields of research and interdisciplinary collaboration. An opening special section presents general articles devoted to a topic or region followed by a section featuring conceptual debates on key problems in the study of organized violence. Review articles and topical overviews offer navigational assistance across the vast and varied terrain of conflict research, and comprehensive reviews of new books round out each volume. With special attention paid to ongoing debates on the politics and ethics of conflict studies research, including military-academic cooperation, Conflict and Society is an essential forum for scholars, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of anthropology, sociology, political science, and development studies.


Conflict and Society is indexed/abstracted in:

  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (De Gruyter)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Scopus (Elsevier)

Editor in Chief
Erella Grassiani, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tessa Diphoorn, Utrecht University, The Netherlands 
Alexander Horstmann, Tallinn University, Estonia
Thijs Jeursen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Lotte Buch Segal, University of Edinburgh, UK
Atreyee Sen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Henrik Vigh, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Advisory Board
Arjun Appadurai, New York University, USA
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo, Norway
Hugh Gusterson, University of British Columbia, Canada
Michael Jackson, Harvard University, USA
Stef Jansen, University of Manchester, UK
Keith Krause, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, Switzerland
Catherine Lutz, Brown University, USA
Nayanika Mookherjee, Durham University, UK
Yael Navaro-Yashin, University of Cambridge, UK
Iver B. Neumann, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway
Carolyn Nordstrom, University of Notre Dame, USA
Ton Robben, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Robert Rubinstein, Syracuse University, USA


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