Grammars of damage and suffering in brazil today

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The purpose of this reflection is to draw attention to the effects that recent political transformations have produced on people’s subjectivity by observing clues to how these events are inscribed in daily relations. We approach both those who feel affected by or vulnerable to escalating discourses and practices of sexist, racist, homophobic and class violence, and others who have in some way adhered to conservative and exclusionary discourse. We are directly interested in the subjects, many of whom are devastated, who in their efforts, amazement, and negotiations interest us, not specifically the events to which we refer. As will be noted, the category “suffering” is central to this debate.




Moutinho, L., de Almeida, H. B., & Simões, J. A. (2020). Grammars of damage and suffering in brazil today. Vibrant Virtual Brazilian Anthropology, 17, 1–21.

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