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“It’s not a bairro, is it?” : subsistence sociability and focused avoidance in a public housing estate

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

Instituto de Sociologia, Faculdade de Letras, Univ., Porto, Portugal
QUEIRÓS, J.
Instituto de Sociologia, Faculdade de Letras, Univ., Porto, Portugal


Description :
This article examines subsistence sociability and focused avoidance in a public housing estate in Porto, Portugal. It spotlights responses to territorial stigmatization that muddle the ‘exit–voice’ or ‘conformity–rejection’ dichotomies and reveal the social parameters that determine the symbolic boundaries, sociability patterns, and daily face-to-face interactions. Strategies of ‘subsistence sociability’ and ‘focused avoidance’ have enabled local families to cope with the spatial taint hovering over their bairro while avoiding both the high costs of exit and the uncertain investment in collective action.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Environment and planning A, issn : 0308-518X, 2014, vol. 46, n°. 6, p. 1297-1316, nombre de pages : 20, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Pion

Langue :
Anglais
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