Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie

Prof. Gabriel Feltran at the Think&Drink-Colloquium

Think&Drink-Colloquium, Monday 06.07.2015 Prof. Gabriel Feltran, Center for Metropolitain Studies, Sao Paulo Crime Policies and State Policies in Sao Paulo: About Social Conflict in Urban Brazil
  • Wann 06.07.2015 von 18:00 bis 20:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Wo Raum 002: Universitätsstr. 3b, 10117 Berlin
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Montag, 06.07.2015

 

Prof. Gabriel Feltran,

Center for Metropolitain Studies, Sao Paulo

 

Crime Policies and State Policies in Sao Paulo: About Social Conflict in Urban Brazil

 

Brazilian biggest metropolis is currently undergoing a major transformation largely due to the economic development Brazil has experienced over the last decade. On the one hand, unemployment rates of the “new global player” reached the lowest level in history in 2013, less than 4%; on the other hand, such a scenario expresses renewed levels of social conflict, increasing criminal violence and incarceration. Based on ethnographic fieldwork which has been conducted since 2005 in the outskirts of Sao Paulo, the exposition presents a panorama of transformations in poor Brazilian neighborhoods and favelas from the 1970's until today. This overview gives empirical ground for a reflection on Brazilian development and its margins, focusing on both social conflict and social legitimacy that nowadays emerges from coexistent normative regimes as “crime”, or the “criminal world”, and state policies in urban outskirts.