The place of the índio as a space were inside and outside coincide, is discussed in the authors reading of two public monuments, one in the federal capital of Brasília, the other in Boa Vista, capital of Roraima in the northern Amazon. Departing from the representation o indigenous people in the urban space, the author discusses the place of these populations in an imaginary of the Brazilian nation.
The article discusses the interplay between anthropological knowledge and ethnicity building in processes of recognition. The paradox of these processes is that in order to receive legal protection for their land, indigenous peoples need to be included precisely trough the act of exclusion that designates them as others.
The article studies how the ambiguities of the place of the índio are explored by studying the organising of minority health policies and the epistemological privileges within these policies.
In this article we meet the narratives from one of the most marginalised and despised groups in the Brazilian city: the garbage collectors. Fieldwork among female garbage collectors and their organisations in Belo Horizonte reveal how in heir struggles for organisation, dignity, and respect, a notion of citizenship is articulated with implications far beyond any reductions of citizenship to mere formal rights.
The article highlights the dynamics of discrimination of lower income male and female youth in Rio de Janeiro.It discusses the impact of color/race, gender, and class on the experience of discrimination, showing how spaces of discrimination are highly gendered. While men experience discrimination in public spaces and the labor market, young women relate experiences of discrimination in the most intimate spheres: in the home and in family relations.
The article discusses the inclusion of people who are HIV infected and/or living with AIDS in civil society organizations. People who have been excluded and discriminated by thegovernment have used civic activism, protests, and information campaigns to make themselves visible. However, the ENONG network itself gives priority to certain issues related to HIV/AIDS, such as sexual rights, prevention, treatment, and questioning the heterosexual norm. Questions related to drug abuse and the spread of HIV through injections and syringes, have over the years occupied a marginal place on the ENONG agenda. Is this an exclusion due to class, reflecting the different public spaces lived in by drug addicts and gay activists respectively?
Through the concept of a politics of shame, the authors show how the political movements of travestis challenge every expectation that the excluded should desire to simply be included. Instead, they argue, through a politics of shame travestis expand the sphere of exclusion, letting it invade the “respectable” world. Thus the continuity between what is excluded and what is included is unveiled.
Editor: School of Global Studies
Dirección: Göteborgs universitet
Institutionen för Globala Studier
SE 405 30 Göteborg
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