Accepted Paper:

has pdf download Moral projects in social movements: ethnographic explorations in Brazil  
Susana Durão (UNICAMP (São Paulo, Brazil))

Paper short abstract:

This paper proposes to discuss a new moral and emotional approach to the study of social movements in Brazil that perform urban violence as culture. It will be based on empirical data of a long-term fieldwork experience accompanying the actors of the Grupo Cultural of AfroReggae.

Paper long abstract:

This paper proposes to discuss a new moral and emotional approach to the study of social movements in Brazil. Based on empirical data of a long-term fieldwork experience (between 2007 and 2009), accompanying the activities and the discourses of several actors of the Grupo Cultural of AfroReggae, I hope to sustain theories that take into account the ways moralities, bodily experiences and performed tales are enacted by people who vividly participate in this collective and cultural movement. It will be specifically discussed the moral project of a movement that proposes to restore urban regimes of violence and, at the same time, is performing it as the culture of the periphery. Some final notes will consider the possibility of a turn from other moral narratives and projects of cultural and youth movements such as hip-hop and funk in urban Brazil.

Panel W048
Violence, personhood and emotions