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BORELLI, Elizabeth. Social vulnerabilities and youth in the water catchment areas of the southern zone of the city of São Paulo. Rev. katálysis [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.1, pp.62-69. ISSN 1982-0259.

This article is a partial product of the study "Reflexes of the Socio-environmental Vulnerability in the Musical Manifestations of Paulista Youth from the Periphery," which focuses on the Southern Zone of the city of São Paulo. This is a region that took shape through the unordered occupation of water catchment areas, where social vulnerability is aggravated by situations of risk and environmental degradation, given the increased density of favela regions, establishing a process of environmental and urban exclusion. The study begins in the 1980s, when the pattern of extension of the periphery expanded and cultural manifestations arose in the peripheries of the large urban centers. In this reflection, the relationship between politics and culture is presented through the analysis of the mechanisms of sociability that articulate Afro-descendent youth from the periphery around collective cultural interventions, as forms of creation and reproduction of their social reality.

Keywords : Social vulnerabilities; Youth vulnerability; Periphery; Water catchment areas; Urban transformations.

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