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Horizontes Antropológicos

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GIACOMAZZI, Maria Cristina G.. Medo e violência no contexto urbano: o caso de José. Horiz. antropol. [online]. 2000, vol.6, n.13, pp.177-194. ISSN 0104-7183.

The present article brings up the issue of fear in the cities through the analysis of a showcase situation ¾ one of the inhabitants of Vila Jardim, a neighborhood in the north of the city of Porto Alegre/RS. This inhabitant was sent to prison twice, on the second time for a crime he had not committed, right after he had denounced to a Human Rights office. It concerns to a young afro-descendent man, being 26 years old at the time, a worker employed by a construction firm, scholarship consisting of uncompleted elementary school. This article makes a reflection on fear and urban violence associated to the Law System and the issues of justice, injustice, fate, hamartia.

Keywords : fear; human rights; justice; violence.

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