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Erick Corrêa

Erick Corrêa is a sociologist.

Health Self-Defense in a São Paulo Favela

In Brazil, there is a public discourse that associates the spread of epidemic diseases with favelas and urban peripheries. It is based on epidemiological bulletins and maps, produced by the federal government’s official organs, which employ a global perspective that often hides the realities specific to Brazil’s metropolitan areas. In times of crisis, these kinds of communications fuel the stigmatization of marginal territories by treating them as places perilous to public health and safety.

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The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2020

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