Rio, Protests and the World Cup; Dying in Prison
Rio, protests and the World Cup. Laurie Taylor talks to Jessica Leigh Glass, graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University, about her research into the street protests taking place in Rio since June 2013. Initially arising in reaction to a hike in public transport fares, the protests broadened to target wider social inequalities, expenditure on multi-million dollar projects ahead of the 2014 World Cup & the 2016 Olympics and the clearing of some favelas. What is the impact of such sporting 'mega-events' on the people who live in the host cities.? They're joined by Professor Anthony King from the University of Exeter.
Also, men dying in prison. Marian Peacock, Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University, discusses the increasing number of elderly men - many of whom are sex offenders - who may end their lives in jail.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.
Jessica Leigh Glass
Graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University
Jessica will be presenting her paper on the protest movement in Rio at the American Anthropologists Association annual meeting this November in Chicago.
Professor in Sociology at Exeter University
Find out more about Anthony King
The Transformation of Europe's Armed Forces: From the Rhine to Afghanistan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University
Find out more about Dr Marian Peacock