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“Marginal Conviviality: on inequalities and the reproduction of violence”, by Gabriel Feltran

In this ethnography of marginal conviviality in São Paulo, Brazil, the author addresses the theoretical framework of conviviality-inequality in social contexts marked by state and interpersonal violence. A life story, followed empirically from 2005-2018 in a district of São Paulo, guides the argumentation.
“The absence of a common space”, writes Feltran, “– the republican public space or even the space of provisional counterpublics – means that in many situations there is no possible negotiation. The daily reproduction of social life – or pragmatic conviviality – presents itself as a source of (re)production of violence.”
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