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Violence WorkersPolice Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities$
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Martha Huggins, Mika Haritos-Fatouros, and Philip Zimbardo

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520234468

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520234468.001.0001

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Bureaucratizing Masculinity

Bureaucratizing Masculinity

Chapter:
(p.101) Chapter 7 Bureaucratizing Masculinity
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Violence Workers
Author(s):

Martha K. Hugginsv

Mika Haritos-Fatouros

Philip G. Zimbardo

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520234468.003.0008

This chapter looks at the violence workers in Brazil who presented their masculinity as an extension of rational, bureaucratic police organization. It explains that these so-called institutional functionary police subordinated unprofessional feminine or masculine passions to a supposedly dispassionate internal security system and state. These violence workers are those men who entered policing after Brazil's military coup. The narratives of these Brazilian institutional functionaries make clear that they saw themselves first and foremost as members of a police organization, and machines which were subordinated to a larger social control system and state.

Keywords:   violence workers, Brazil, masculinity, functionary police, police organization, social control system

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