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Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology

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BARRETO, Alessandra Siqueira. Brazilians in Lisbon: immigrant association and the meaning of urban spaces. Vibrant, Virtual Braz. Anthr. [online]. 2011, vol.8, n.2, pp.480-501. ISSN 1809-4341.

Immigration is currently one of the main and most important themes for analysis. Much of the migratory flux to Europe is destined for metropolises, large cities or, at least, eminently urban spaces. These spaces are privileged areas for observing the relationship between more global themes and their absorption by local practices and livelihoods. Lisbon is thus the locus of our observations of the processes of re-signification, of the creation of forms of occupation and of the use of spaces as a fundamental element in the constitution of identities. In this light, Brazilian immigrants are political actors that not only conform to urban dynamics, but who also seek to redefine them.

Keywords : Brazilian immigrants; identity; urban flux; political and cultural mediation.

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