Vibrant is an online journal published by ABA, the Brazilian Anthropology Association, that just released a dossier specifically on Urban Peripheries that might be of interest to readers of this blog. It offers academic research in English, French, and Spanish, besides their translations to Portuguese.
The themes will be divided as such, with thematic axes I and II already published in Volume 14 number 3 (Dec. 2017).
- Axis 1: Public Security, Crime, Violence
- Axis 2: Gender, identity, sexual orientation
- Axis 3: Leisure, Artistic Expressions, Cultural Consumption
- Axis 4: Urbanization, Management, Relations with the Public Power
- Axis 5: Rural-Urban, Migration
- Axis 6: Generation, Youth
The first axis includes discussion on Pacification Police Unit programs in Rio de Janeiro, which has been stirring debate around the country. Also worth checking is another previous Dossier published in Volume 8 Number 2 from 2011 on Urban Anthropology.
This open-acess journal went through some financial problems back in 2015, but has managed to continue publishing open-source research specifically focusing on Brazil for an international audience.