Gilberto Velho – A Utopia Urbana – Um Estudo de Antropologia Social – English Translation

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I was reading this anthropology book by Gilberto Velho – A Utopia Urbana – Um Estudo de Antropologia Social about people who want to move to, by any means necessary, the Estrela Building in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s in Portuguese and I couldn’t find any English versions of the book, so I wanted to write up a translation of it in case someone else wanted to read it in English someday. I only did the Conclusion section, though. It’s not a very long book, but I’m not sure when I’ll have time to do the rest.

Velho recently passed away. During his career he was an influential Brazilian anthropologist.

Chapter 5. Conclusions

“Whoever has experienced Copacabana doesn’t want to live anywhere else.” – A Neighborhood Resident

Up to what point can Social Anthropology be useful to research of the urban environment, especially of the large metropolises? Continue reading “Gilberto Velho – A Utopia Urbana – Um Estudo de Antropologia Social – English Translation”

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