Tatiana Moura

is a member of the Peace Studies Group/Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra.


Between micro-war and macro-peace

Masculinities and femininities in gang warfare in Rio de Janeiro

The use of child soldiers, small arms, new technologies, and new methods to obtain political control, along with the creation and maintenance of a climate of hate, fear, and insecurity, are among the characteristics that distinguish the “newest wars”. Taking Rio de Janeiro, a city that can be considered an example of a “newest war-zone”, Tatiana Moura analyses “masculinised” actors within such wars and women’s resistance to masculinised practices in contexts of “formal peace”.

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