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PINHO, Osmundo de Araújo. A vida em que vivemos: race, gender and modernity in São Gonçalo. Rev. Estud. Fem. [online]. 2006, vol.14, n.1, pp.169-198. ISSN 1806-9584.

In this article the author displays some ethnographic data from a research with young people of both sexes in a big popular periphery neighborhood of São Gonçalo city, Metropolitan Area of Rio de Janeiro. The research main goal is to interrogate the modernization experience in an environment of sub-citizenship and poverty. More specifically the question is how the agents mobilize race/gender practices and representations in that context. The discussion about modernization and race relations as well a brief sociological description of the neighborhood help to better understand the ethnographic observations which are related with the body uses, its racialization and gendering; the class subalternity experience; and the feeling of eccentricity or peripheral condition.

Keywords : Race; gender; modernization; periphery; youth.

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