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.
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