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Stolen Cars

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A Journey Through São Paulo’s Urban Conflict

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ISBN: 9781119686118 Categories: ,

<p><i>Stolen Cars</i> is an innovative ethnography of urban inequalities and violence in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil.<br /><br /></p> <ul> <li>Organized around the journeys of five stolen cars, each chapter discusses a&nbsp;specific theme, such as the&nbsp;distinctions between violent robbery&nbsp;and the more commercial non-violent&nbsp;theft or the role of national borders interconnecting illegal and legal economies</li> <li>Provides&nbsp;an original&nbsp;theoretical framework&nbsp;for&nbsp;a&nbsp;rarely&nbsp;studied urban and transnational supply chain&nbsp;</li> <li>Draws from&nbsp;empirical data and&nbsp;a combination of different methodologies&nbsp;to demonstrate mechanisms of urban inequalities and violence reproduction&nbsp;</li> <li>Highlights how&nbsp;everyday life is entangled with structural urban transformations&nbsp;</li> <li>Uses an&nbsp;ethnographic narrative&nbsp;to show how urban development produce various forms of illegality and violent crime&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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