Lugares malditos

Sandra Jatahy Pesavento About the author

This paper presents the analysis of the vocabulary specificity concerning the urban stigmatization in the city of Porto Alegre. Such vocabulary is used to name certain places, people and social practices. This language of a "condamned strangeness", which marks the exclusion and the social discrimination, takes its expressive shape when the concept of citizenship was consolidated from the end of the XIXth century on, until the first decades of the XXth century, through words that identify and qualify the city.

City; Cultural History; Social Exclusion

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