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Vita - a book by Biehl, João


Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment

Vita( )
Author: Biehl, João
Photographer: Eskerod, Torben
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

Zones of social abandonment are emerging everywhere in Brazil’s big cities--places like Vita, where the unwanted, the mentally ill, the sick, and the homeless are left to die. This haunting, unforgettable story centers on a young woman named Catarina, increasingly paralyzed and said to be mad, living out her time at Vita. Anthropologist João Biehl leads a detective-like journey to know Catarina; to unravel the cryptic, poetic words that are part of the "dictionary” she...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.045 x 8.853 x 0.914 Inches
Book Weight:1.879 Pounds

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