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Terry-Ann Jones

Luis, an island city of close to a million people, located on Brazil’s north coast, 2,700 kilometers away. His cousin whom he was traveling with was among the thousands of seasonal migrants who journey year after year from the northeast to the south for

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Ritual Infrastructure

Roads to Certainty in Two Brazilian Religions

Inger Sjørslev

. These are Candomblé and the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (hereafter the Universal Church; in Brazil called Igreja Universal Reino de Deus, often shortened to IURD). Setting out from this idea, I shall look deeper into the cosmological ideas of

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Ariela Zycherman

In December 2015 at the 21st Convention of Parties (COP 21) in Paris, Brazil pledged to continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent below 2005 rates. One of the primary ways they pledged to do this is to reduce deforestation rates

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Between social footprint and compliance, or “what IBAMA wants”

Equinor Brazil's social sustainability policy

Iselin Åsedotter Strønen

In June 2018, a group of about 20 women gathered at a handicraft and agricultural fair in Campos do Goytacazes, a northern coastal oil-hub city in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The women were selling cakes and meat pies, straw mats

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Marjo de Theije

Based on research in Brazil, the author discusses three local situations of conflict and social protest, using a transnational perspective. She concentrates on the use of universal claims of Catholicism in local negotiations of religious change under the influence of different cultural campaigns. The clashes in question are divided into those involving local political problems and those concerning the religious domain itself. The analysis shows that in each of the cases—albeit with different intensity and outcome—the interconnection between translocal processes and the meaning and experience of locality has a significant role in the power plays and the formulations of religious or social protest in the local context.

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Hollis Moore

of the urban periphery – or favela zone – of the predominantly Afro-Brazilian city of Salvador, Bahia. Favela zones are made possible by extralegality – for example, by unofficial tolerance of squatter settlements and pirated utilities ( Gledhill and

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Capacity as Aggregation

Promises, Water and a Form of Collective Care in Northeast Brazil

Andrea Ballestero

Brazil. It examines the attempts of a set of public officials, civil servants and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to refigure the ways in which water is collectively managed and organized. It traces an experiment that relies upon personal

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Liliana L. Jubilut

situated and other relevant actors—such as decision makers—locally, regionally, and/or globally. This article presents some of these possibilities both in general and in terms of Brazil and Latin America, drawing on a number of past and ongoing academic

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Closeness and critique among Brazilian philanthropists

Navigating a critical ethnography of wealth elites

Jessica Sklair

The social achievements of 14 years of Workers’ Party (PT) governance in Brazil (2003–2016) have been widely reported in the international arena, with much praise being given for the work of presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) and Dilma

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Márcio de Oliveira

Durkheim's trajectory in Brazil began at the end of the nineteenth century. His work went on to become influential in the creation of Brazil's first social sciences courses at São Paolo and in the career of one of Brazil's most important sociologists, Florestan Fernandes. Currently, Durkheim remains one of the most quoted social theorists in Brazil, and his books are mandatory for every social science course in Brazilian universities. But he has not inspired many followers, and there are very few Durkheim experts in Brazil. This article attempts to understand this apparent paradox through a critical account of the main moments of Durkheim's career in Brazil, from the beginning to the present day.