Sociabilidade violenta: por uma interpretação da criminalidade contemporânea no Brasil urbano

The essay analyses one of the social organizations forms of force relations that are legal and administratively defined as violent criminality, such its appears in the big cities, specially in Rio de Janeiro. The proposed approach implies to consider the relation between symbolic production and certain social practices in its concrete and immediate singularity. In terms of argumentation, the text, when draws a violent sociability notion, tries to capture from the criminal practices the nature and the meaning of the radical transformation of social relations quality. The sociological production has had enormous difficulties to comprehend those changes.

violent sociability; violent criminality; urban violence as social representation

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