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Risky closeness and distance in two fieldwork sites in Brazil

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This article discusses how closeness and distance affected my ethnographic research in two Brazilian cities. I first address the pitfalls I encountered researching Luz, a run-down transportation hub and residential area in São Paulo’s city centre, also known as Crackland for its drug trade and consumption. In Luz, I was confronted with everyday hostility in an environment of unknown others and an ever-changing cityscape: users of cultural offerings, temporary residents and by-passers, police ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/21582041.2017.1418524

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; SAME
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, Centre on Migration Policy and Society
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Contemporary Social Science More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
429-443
Publication date:
2018-01-04
Acceptance date:
2017-12-22
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EISSN:
2158-205X
ISSN:
2158-2041
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pubs:720250
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uuid:1dd6b978-40af-456f-ac98-37321a6c4e3d
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pubs:720250
Source identifiers:
720250
Deposit date:
2018-02-01

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