Bulgarian Journal of American and Transatlantic Studies
This article explores the life history of Marileia, a favela woman and mother of five children, several of whom work the streets in Curvelo, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and is drawn from research carried out between 1997-2000 in Brazil. Ethnography exposes the multiple realities coexisting within and between individuals engaged in the constructionist process of fieldwork. From the anthropologists perspective, narrative is a translated and transcribed event that can magnify inequalities and barriers between researcher and subject. This article explores ethnographic representation by extending the cantankerous and complex experiences of researcher, subject, and reader into a form similar to a musical improvisation whose impetus is the interaction between all performers.
First published in the Bulgarian Journal of American and Transatlantic Studies.
Marcia Mikulak. "Love and Suffering in Bom Jesus: Marileia as Favela Woman and Mother" (2007). Anthropology Faculty Publications. 7.
Jun 29 2018 (withdrawn)