Faces

  • Raluca Soreanu
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Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)

Abstract

The chapter looks at the making of an important symbol of the 2013 Brazilian uprising. In July 2013, Amarildo de Souza, a bricklayer in the community of Rocinha, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, disappeared without a trace during a police investigation. This disappearance assembled into a political event of national and international resonance. While analysing the politics of memory around Amarildo’s figure, Soreanu theorises a new modality of State power: hyperpolitics, a politics of pure traumatic excess, consisting in the erasure of the demarcating line between life and death.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raluca Soreanu
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  1. 1.Department of Psychosocial StudiesBirkbeck CollegeLondonUK

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