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Vita - a book by Biehl, Joo


Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment

Vita( )
Author: Biehl, Joo
Publication Date:May 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $29.95
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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 is compiling;...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / General

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