Susana Durão

Susana Durão
University of Campinas | UNICAMP · Departamento de Antropologia

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This article reviews a selected bibliography on policing issues in Brazilian social sciences during the last 20 years. The paper has three parts. The first discusses the history of the construction of “policing” as an object of research in Brazilian social sciences. The second discusses the predominance of two topics: the research agenda’s commitme...
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This article aims to analyze social and moral aspects of the training of African and Brazilian police officers in Portugal. In order to compare these two experiences, we try to examine the different social and political implications of cooperation formats. Based on the analysis of 115 interviews to police institute teachers, African and Brazilian s...
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Este texto propõe o resgate do conceito de “carreira subjetiva”, de Everett Hughes, no seio de uma teoria social das organizações. O objetivo mais específi co consiste em propor uma análise da forma como é percepcionadapor polícias uma certa lógica nas suas trajetórias profissionais. O texto baseia-se numa etnografia recente desenvolvida em esquadr...
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Este trabalho analisa a cobertura midiática do assassinato de Evandro João da Silva, um dos "líderes" do Grupo Cultural AfroReggae (GCAR), ocorrido no Centro do Rio de Janeiro, em outubro de 2009, em consequência de reação a um assalto. A análise baseia-se na interpretação de que as propostas de intervenção social do GCAR constituem um "projeto mor...
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The legitimacy of police action depends on the practical authority and the emotional belief that the police may ultimately open a window of opportunities for the recognition of a citizen right: the right to security. Through ethnographic explorations and interviews conducted in police stations in Portugal, this essay aims to analyse the moral and e...
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This article examines the relationship between police officers and women who claim the status of victims of domestic violence in Portugal. The text proposes a reading of Law and rights in light of theories of human intersubjectivity. This line of interpretation highlights the social construction of a grammar of disempowerment and the re-privatizati...
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The legitimacy of police action depends on the practical authority and the emotional belief that the police may ultimately open a window of opportunities for the recognition of a citizen right: the right to security. Through ethnographic explorations and interviews conducted in police stations in Portugal, this essay aims to analyse the moral and e...
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Brackette F. Williams is an American anthropologist and a Senior Justice ­Advocate, currently an associate professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of ­Arizona. She studied at the University of Cornell, the University of Arizona, and received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. Her work interweaves ­matters of race, gender, cla...
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This paper deals with the relationship between morality and emotion in a project for social intervention elaborated by AfroReggae Cultural Group (GCAR). The group’s main purpose is to offer alternatives to drug trafficking to young people who inhabit the slums, such as artistic workshops and projects meant to bridge the gap between distinct groups...
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In this article, I argue that in order to maintain some organisational uniformity the Portuguese police institution must ensure a high level of individual mobility – that is, a professional community on the move all over the country. Based on in‐depth fieldwork in Portuguese police stations, I treat police bureaucracy not only as an institution wit...
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This paper results from an ethnographic study of the Portuguese urban police (Polícia de Segurança Pública) and its policing modes. Some of the main considerations about how police activity is sustained by a moral management of urban orders constructed at several scales are highlighted. Moreover, that confers to the “crime” theme a moderate and amb...
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Security and insecurity are approached here through an exploratory broad focus that intentionally departs from narrow definitions of the subject. It takes issue with current frameworks that have gradually confined these notions to one of their dimensions and have isolated it from its complex relationships with others. In doing so, they also have ab...
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This paper results from an ethnographic study of the Portuguese urban police (Polícia de Segurança Pública) and its policing modes. Some of the main considerations about how police activity is sustained by a moral management of urban orders constructed at several scales are highlighted. Moreover, that confers to the "crime" theme a moderate and amb...
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Security and insecurity are approached here through an exploratory broad focus that intentionally departs from narrow definitions of the subject. It takes issue with current frameworks that have gradually confined these notions to one of their dimensions and have isolated it from its complex relationships with others. In doing so, they also have ab...
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Cris Shore is one of the few anthropologists who have been studying “the makings of politics” and has put forward creative bridges connecting anthropology, political science, organisational studies and sociology. Shore is currently Chair of Anthropology and Head of Department at the University of Auckland (New Zealand), after lecturing at the Golds...
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The aim of this essay is to interpret the ‘complex of opportunities’ thought of as the range of material and symbolic experience NGOs gather from cultural and social contexts. Such a question is developed through the cases of two highly dynamic NGOs. Extremely important in their fields, they are currently both very well known in Brazil and Portugal...
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THE PRODUCTION OF POLICE MAPS: PRACTICES AND POLICIES OF THE PORTUGUESE URBAN POLICE. This paper aims to question the transformation of the street-level Portuguese police mandate. The first part focuses on the main organizational and functional characteristics, of the public security system over the last thirty years. Transformations in the policin...
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Loic Wacquant e professor de sociologia na University of California, em ­Berkeley e investigador do Centre de Sociologie Europeenne, em Paris. Os seus interesses incluem a incorporacao, a dominacao etno-racial, a desigualdade urbana, a penalizacao e a teoria social. Em portugues tem publicados os livros Corpo e Alma. Notas Etnograficas de um Aprend...
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A antropologia começou por criar e se centrar no conceito de cultura como património de grupos, aquilo que lhes permite sobreviver socialmente. Todavia, esta disciplina não ficou indiferente a ideias de cultura humanísticas e artísticas, aos resultados sociais das suas produções materiais e simbólicas. Na primeira década do século XXI é já inequívo...
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Las prácticas clasificatorias que se producen en las interacciones cotidianas entre policías, tanto en su dimensión cognitiva y comunicacional como en su dimensión de poder y dominación, caracterizan un aspecto fundamental del medio policial. A partir de una reflexión sobre diferentes materiales discursivos, se propone el análisis histórico y etnog...
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Vigilancia; Mapas cognitivos; Saberes profesionales; Proximidad.

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