Angela TorresanThe University of Manchester · Department of Social Anthropology
PhD in Social Anthropology with Visual Media
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Angela Torresan is a lecturer in Visual Anthropology at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester, UK. She is currently doing research on slum gentrification, securitisation, resistance to police violence and justice denied. She has previously worked with international migration, mainly middle-class Brazilian migration to Europe (London and Lisbon), notions of home and identity. Visual media, mainly films, are a main vector for her research practice.
August 1995 - August 2004
By the late 1990s, when I was conducting ethnographic fieldwork research in Lisbon, the ‘dentists’ case’ had become a familiar trope for the presence of Brazilian immigrants in Portugal. Although it involved a small group of Brazilian and Portuguese professionals, it gained visibility in the media of both countries, escalating into a political and...
It may be tautological to claim that ethnographic films are a form of storytelling; one that combines concomitance and linearity between images and words to show and tell particular stories. However, drawing on Guto and Graça, a 9-minute film on the impact of slum gentrification in Rio de Janeiro, I argue that ethnographic films carry the elements...
Partindo da ideia colocada por David MacDougall de que imagens produzem um tipo de conhecimento específico diferente da escrita, neste artigo uso o exemplo de um filme que realizei sobre Eugênia, uma imigrante brasileira em Lisboa, para explorar a capacidade conceitual do filme etnográfico. O potencial duplo das imagens, como índice e ícone, pode g...
ResúmenUsando material etnográfico coletado durante minha pesquisa entre imigrantes brasileiros em Lisboa, exploro nesse artigo como a migração internacional se tornou uma das alternativas usadas por pessoas jovens da classe média para manter sua posição de classe. Analizo o papel da crise brasileira das décadas de 80 e 90 na decisão que muitos tom...
In the late twentieth century, international migration became one of the strategies a number of Brazilians deployed to create and maintain a middle-class lifestyle. Many went to Portugal to seize the new opportunities offered by an expanding Portuguese economy and a skilled job market. As qualified Brazilians arrived with the required skills to fil...
Consumption Intensified: The Politics of Middle-Class Daily Life in Brazil. Maureen O'Dougherty. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002. ix. 262 pp., maps, graphs, photographs, figures, notes, bibliography, index.
Migrants of Identity: Perceptions of Home in. World of Movement. Nigel Rapport and Andrew Dawson. eds. London: Berg, 1998. ix. 246 pp., list of contributors, index.