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COSTA, Arthur Trindade M.. Intersubjective violence and conflict in contemporary Brazil. Cad. CRH [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.62, pp. 353-365. ISSN 0103-4979.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-49792011000200008.

In this paper, we discuss the interpersonal violence in Brazil, which most visible consequence is the increase in homicide mortality. We suggest that the key to understanding this violent phenomenon is to understand the context in which these deaths occurred, ie, the type of conflict, its significance for the parties involved, its object and its structure. Finally, we argue that, although dramatic, intersubjective violence has received little attention from the Brazilian authorities.

Keywords : violence; intersubjective conflicts; murders; Brazil.

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