The Learning of Democracy in Latin America

Social Actors and Cultural Change

Author: Paulo José Krischke

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590330623

Category: Political Science

Page: 183

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Affirmative Action, Ethnicity and Conflict

Author: Edmund Terence Gomez,Ralph Premdas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136157182

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 1171

In recent years a number of countries have introduced affirmative action programmes in order to put right historical injustices and economic inequalities involving ethnic communities. This book examines affirmative action programmes in a range of countries around the world. It discusses how such programmes came about and how they have been implemented, and examines their effectiveness. Throughout it explores how far affirmative action programmes reinforce ethnic identities and thereby contribute to division and conflict. The countries covered are India, the United States, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Brazil, Malaysia and Fiji.

Clientelism in Everyday Latin American Politics

Author: T. Hilgers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137275995

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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This book improves understandings of how and why clientelism endures in Latin America and why state policy is often ineffective. Political scientists and sociologists, the contributors employ ethnography, targeted interviews, case studies, within-case and regional comparison, thick descriptions, and process tracing.

Faculdade de Direito da PUCRS

60 anos de histórias e desafios, 1947-2007

Author: N.A

Publisher: EDIPUCRS

ISBN: 9788574306957

Category: Law schools

Page: 187

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Opportunities and Deprivation in the Urban South

Poverty, Segregation and Social Networks in São Paulo

Author: Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317085329

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Contending that everyday sociability and social networks are central elements to an understanding of urban poverty, Opportunities and Deprivation in the Urban South draws on detailed research conducted in São Paulo in an examination of the social networks of individuals who identify as poor. The book uses a multi-methods approach not only to test the importance of networks, but also to disentangle the effects of networks and segregation and to specify the relational and spatial mechanisms associated with the production of poverty. It thus explores the different types of network that exist amongst the metropolitan poor, the conditions that shape and influence them, their consequences for the production of poverty and the mechanisms through which networks influence daily living conditions. A rigorous examination of poverty in a contemporary megacity, Opportunities and Deprivation in the Urban South will appeal to sociologists, political scientists and geographers with interests in urban studies, poverty and segregation and social networks.

In Light of Africa

Globalizing Blackness in Northeast Brazil

Author: Allan Charles Dawson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442619945

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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In Light of Africa explores how the idea of Africa as a real place, an imagined homeland, and a metaphor for Black identity is used in the cultural politics of the Brazilian state of Bahia. In the book, Allan Charles Dawson argues that Africa, as both a symbol and a geographical and historical place, is vital to understanding the wide range of identities and ideas about racial consciousness that exist in Bahia’s Afro-Brazilian communities. In his ethnographic research Dawson follows the idea of “Africa” from the city of Salvador to the West African coast and back to the hinterlands of the Bahian interior. Along the way, he encounters West African entrepreneurs, Afrobeat musicians, devotees of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé, professors of the Yoruba language, and hardscrabble farmers and ranchers, each of whom engages with the “idea of Africa” in their own personal way.

1808: The Flight of the Emperor

How a Weak Prince, a Mad Queen, and the British Navy Tricked Napoleon and Changed the New World

Author: Laurentino Gomes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762796669

Category: History

Page: 336

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In a time of terror for Europe’s monarchs—imprisoned, exiled, executed—Napoleon’s army marched toward Lisbon. Cornered, Prince Regent João had to make the most fraught decision of his life. Protected by the British Navy, he fled to Brazil with his entire family, including his deranged mother, most of the nobility, and the entire state apparatus. Until then, no European monarch had ever set foot in the Americas. Thousands made the voyage, but it was no luxury cruise. It took two months in cramped, decrepit ships. Lice infested some of the vessels, and noble women had to shave their hair and grease their bald heads with antiseptic sulfur. Vermin infested the food, and bacteria contaminated the drinking water. Sickness ran rampant. After landing in Brazil, Prince João liberated the colony from a trade monopoly with Portugal. As explorers mapped the burgeoning nation’s distant regions, the prince authorized the construction of roads, the founding of schools, and the creation of factories, raising Brazil to kingdom status in 1815. Meanwhile, Portugal was suffering the effects of abandonment, war, and famine. Never had the country lost so many people in so little time. Finally, after Napoleon’s fall and over a decade of misery, the Portuguese demanded the return of their king. João sailed back in tears in 1821, and the last chapter of colonial Brazil drew to a close, setting the stage for the strong, independent nation that we know today, changing the New World forever.

Opinion Polls and the Media

Reflecting and Shaping Public Opinion

Author: C. Holtz-Bacha,J. Strömbäck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230374956

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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A collection of original essays drawing together international research on the media's use of opinion polls, covering both theoretical and methodological approaches.

Negotiating the Free Trade Area of the Americas

Author: Z. Arashiro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230119050

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The first detailed historical account of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) negotiations, this book covers the genesis of the project in the early 1990s to its demise in late 2003. It examines how the FTAA, an Inter-American policy idea, was incompatible with the predominant ideas and beliefs of Brazilian and American decision makers as to how they could and should conduct their countries' foreign trade policy in the Western Hemisphere.

Blessed Anastacia

Women, Race and Popular Christianity in Brazil

Author: John Burdick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136044221

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The weakness of Brazil's black consciousness movement is commonly attributed to the fragility of Afro-Brazilian ethnic identity. In a major account, John Burdick challenges this view by revealing the many-layered reality of popular black consciousness and identity in an arena that is usually overlooked: that of popular Christianity.Blessed Anastacia describes how popular Christianity confronts everyday racism and contributes to the formation of racial identity. The author concludes that if organizers of the black consciousness movement were to recognize the profound racial meaning inherent in this area of popular religiosity, they might be more successful in bridging the gap with its poor and working-class constituency.

Educação e contemporaneidade: pesquisas científicas e tecnológicas

Author: Antonio Dias Nascimento,Tânia Maria Hetkowski

Publisher: SciELO - EDUFBA

ISBN: 8523208720

Category: Education

Page: 400

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A aplicação das tecnologias de informação e comunicação à educação (como o uso dos games como locus de aprendizagem e a midiatização do conhecimento na EAD), o reconhecimento da diversidade cultural, a valorização das trocas interculturais, a importância da ética e dos valores e da história oral de vida, a definição de políticas públicas e a atualidade do pensamento de Freinet, Vigotsky e Paulo Freire são alguns dos temas discutidos neste livro. Se seu tema central é a educação e os desafios que a contemporaneidade apresenta para a formação de profissionais da área, sua maior virtude é não desconhecer as densidades interpretativas que surgem com estas reflexões

Missão prevenir e proteger: condições de vida, trabalho e saúde dos policiais militares do Rio de Janeiro

Author: Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo,Edinilsa Ramos de Souza,Patrícia Constantino

Publisher: SciELO - Editora FIOCRUZ

ISBN: 8575413392

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

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Este livro supre uma carência bibliográfica nos estudos de segurança pública e é fruto de um estudo sociológico que investigou as condições de vida, trabalho e saúde dos policiais militares do estado do Rio de Janeiro, que é a alma mater de todas as outras corporações, constituídas posteriormente – fator que permite a generalização de diversas questões suscitadas aqui. Procura oferecer um entendimento desde a natureza da função da Polícia Militar na sociedade através da análise de sua história sob o aspecto de seus antecedentes, sua instituição e institucionalização, seus integrantes e suas funções legais, no passado e no presente. Avalia também as conseqüências das condições de trabalho impostas ao policial militar com o objetivo direto de produzir informações que ultrapassem preconceitos alimentados, durante décadas, com ressentimentos entre policiais e cientistas da área de humanidades, permitindo, justamente, a pluralidade e a relativização das verdades defendidas por cada um, a partir de suas subjetividades.

Negotiating Boundaries

Gender, Violence and Transformation in Brazil

Author: P. Wilding

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295929

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

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The favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro provide an ideal case study since they are renowned for high levels of police and gang violence resulting in high death rates among young black men, causing both outrage and fear. This book foregrounds women's experiences and how different forms of violence overlap and reinforce one another.