Sacralizing Security: Religion, Violence and Authority (SACRASEC) ERC Consolidator Project

Rio de Janeiro

Field Impressions

By Andy Fuller and Jolien van Veen The Pandemic has disrupted one of the vital features of anthropological work: the very act of being there, being in amongst the circumstances one analyses describes and explores. Being there, over a period of time, facilitates insights and shifts in questions; it shapes narratives, terminology and creates access…

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Bandits, Victims or Sinners?

Negotiating public security provision in Brazil by Jolien van Veen  Who should be protected or punished? And who is responsible for executing punishments or protective measures? The answers to these questions are not straightforward but depend on the ways in which security is understood, performed, and experienced in a particular context. While it is often…

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