Megaeventos e pobreza urbana: projetos de legado no Rio de Janeiro

CROP Poverty Brief, n. 31, abril 2016 [1] (press here for original in English) Principais pontos: Megaeventos esportivos são considerados veículos para o desenvolvimento urbano e econômico, fornecendo impulso para a economia local ao mesmo tempo em que criam legados em forma de infraestrutura e outros melhoramentos. No Rio de Janeiro, os projetos de legado que tinham…

Living with Olympic Security

Living with Olympic Security Open Lecture on human rights violations, music and activism in Rio de Janerio. Sterre Gilsing, Utrecht University and Thainã de Medeiros, Coletivo Papo Reto. Date: 19 April Time: 13:15 – 15:00 Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen The preparations for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August…

Academic writing and publication: why, how, and where

Seminar on academic writing and publication with Eloísa Martín, associate professor at Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais (IFICS) of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and editor of Current Sociology. Time: Monday 23 March at 14:15 – 16:00 Venue: 9th floor of the Social Science Building, University of Bergen All Welcome! The seminar explores…

Panel debate: Rethinking Inequalities in Latin America

Several countries in Latin America have managed to reduce economic inequalities during the past decade. Yet, various forms of social, economic and cultural inequalities continue to be defining features of Latin American societies. This panel debate will bring together several prominent scholars on Latin America in order to discuss how we best can understand these…

SAMKUL-konferansen 2014

SAMKUL-konferansen 2014 holdes 3. november kl 10:00 – 16:00 ved Rica Nidelven Hotel i Trondheim. Årets tematikk er Matens teknologi, politikk og kultur, og “er en del av forsøkene på å utvide forståelsen av og innsikten i mat og måltid som kulturelle og sosiale fenomen som befinner seg i sentrum av mange av dagens utfordringer.…

New documentary on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Tomorrow the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in São Paulo, Brazil. The preparations for this event have been controversial in the host country. Copa pra quem? (Who is the World Cup for?) is a slogan frequently used by protesters who are disillusioned by the sense of exclusion produced by a highly contested security policy,…

Welcome

Welcome to Trust as a precondition for socio-economic development: what can we learn from the case of Brazil? This is an ethnographically grounded research project exploring the relationship between trust, inequality and economic development, located at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen.