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Date and time

Friday 19 October 2018 at 09:00 to Saturday 20 October 2018 at 16:00

Registration Deadline

Monday 15 October 2018 at 23:55


Det Humanistiske Fakultet Bygning 27, Njalsgade 136, 2300 København S Det Humanistiske Fakultet Bygning 27
Njalsgade 136
2300 København S


Event Description

REBRAC - European Network of Brazilianists Working in Cultural Analysis III


University of Copenhagen Friday and Saturday, 19-20 October 2018

Registration deadline is october 15th

Conference Dinner (three-course meal, not including drinks)
Friday 19 October 8pm
At Restaurant Spiseloppen, Bådsmandsstræde 43
Registration deadline is october 1st

Location: 27-0-09 (KUA 2)

For millions of Brazilians modern “normal” life is just a step away from illegality. People are forced into unlawful or socially sanctioned practices and, sometimes, are actively seeking them. The illegal practices we will focus on are not simply illicit transgressions such as criminal offense or State violence, which mostly can be understood as beyond ethical and moral acceptance. Indeed, we also aim to explore phenomena of a vast grey area between the legitimate and the illegitimate: a more or less hidden field of common day-to-day practices which might be not legal any more, or not yet legalized, legal but socially not accepted, or just deemed beyond any legal normalization due to their complexity.
Our objective is to explore them culturally, not legally: How do people exposed to or engaged in these practices actually carry them out? How do they justify them? What narratives do they construct around them? On what topoi of Brazilian culture, if any, are these based? What does all this mean to their daily lives? How are these practices represented, for example in media, film and literature? What moral or ethical values are at stake?
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Organizer Contact Information

Georg Wink, Ph.D.
Phone: +45 35 32 91 15

Organizer Contact Information

Georg Wink, Ph.D.
Phone: +45 35 32 91 15