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Stolen Cars : A Journey Through Sao Paulo's Urban Conflict, Hardback Book

Stolen Cars : A Journey Through Sao Paulo's Urban Conflict Hardback

Edited by Gabriel Feltran

Part of the IJURR Studies in Urban and Social Change Book Series series

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Stolen Cars is an innovative ethnography of urban inequalities and violence in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Organized around the journeys of five stolen cars, each chapter discusses a specific theme, such as the distinctions between violent robbery and the more commercial non-violent theft or the role of national borders interconnecting illegal and legal economiesProvides an original theoretical framework for a rarely studied urban and transnational supply chain Draws from empirical data and a combination of different methodologies to demonstrate mechanisms of urban inequalities and violence reproduction Highlights how everyday life is entangled with structural urban transformations Uses an ethnographic narrative to show how urban development produce various forms of illegality and violent crime

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