Urban Encounters

Urban Encounters

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qIn this work, I discuss the introduction of racial quotas in favor of 'black' students in some public universities of the State of Rio de Janeiro. The implementation of racial policies has raised strong reaction in a country like Brazil, where ideals of racial and cultural mixture are crucial components of national identity. Focusing on my ethnographic study of a public university and its users, I analyze the practical and symbolic potential that affirmative action has to redress historically-produced and territorialized inequalities in the urban space. Due to the variety of users that racial and other social quotas have produced, the ethnography allows for a broader discussion of race and class relations in Rio de Janeiro and in Brazilq--For example, I suspected that the eotisms who manage to enter the Law Department might generally have a higher social profile than ... although the socioeconomic criteria to select eotisms are the same for all courses.12 On the other hand, socioeconomic questions also ... The variation of total respondents for different questions suggests that some students did not answer all the questions or that someanbsp;...

Title:Urban Encounters
Author:André Cicalo
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-10-16


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