Accepted paper:

Pain temporality: hope, grievance and resilience within contexts of violence

Author:

Adriana Vianna (UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro))

Paper short abstract:

This paper explores notes stemming from a research centered on experiences and accounts from relatives of police violence victims in Rio de Janeiro. Various ways of reporting the pain build up in the public scenario and in the home dimension that cut through these relationships.

Paper long abstract:

This paper explores notes stemming from a research centered on experiences and accounts from relatives of police violence victims in Rio de Janeiro. Various ways of reporting the pain build up in the public scenario and in the home dimension that cut through these relationships. In the public domain, the "longing" for justice is materialized as part of the struggle against injustice and inequalities that shape the wider scenario where those cases take place. Here, the main picture to be formed involves people who manage to continue being hopeful in spite of all adverse conditions. In private, however, weariness, hopelessness and grievance gain ground, becoming part of a grammar that intertwines bodies and temporalities. Diseases, physical pains in special dates, dreams, visions and premonitions cloud the borders between past and present, as well as between the bodies of deceased and living people, revealing something about the complex transition from personal mourning to collective struggle that hallmarks such experiences.

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Ethnographies of hope