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Dangerous Encounters: Meanings of Violence in a Brazilian City
This book is about violence in the Brazilian city of Sao Luis. It describes how people think about and negotiate dangerous encounters - vital and disturbing experiences that, when they go wrong, yeild moral failure, humiliation, and death. Brazilians, like people elsewhere, worry about the perils of coming face to face with the wrong person, at the wrong time, under the wr ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Stanford University Press
(first published January 1st 1992)
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