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Pesquisas e Práticas Psicossociais

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GALINDO, Dolores; MOURA, Morgana; MELLO, Ricardo Pimentel  and  BICHARA, Tatiana. Limits of drugs war: for another ethics of uses and occupations in the/of the cities. Pesqui. prát. psicossociais [online]. 2020, vol.15, n.2, pp.1-16. ISSN 1809-8908.

This paper presents part of the results of a research whose objective was to map some of the effects of hygienic-urban strategies of the War on Drugs policy in the city of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso. For that, chronicles are used as a research narrative to show how drug war policies produce practices of social mortification, in a process of criminal selectivity. In analysis, we argue that the use of drugs leads us to a central problem that concerns the way we cohabit in the cities. Fragmented cities, separated by ghettos and social markers, materially and symbolically walled. The streets become a territory in unequal dispute, where an ethics is urged, instead of practices of moralization and mortification.

Keywords : Drug war; Cities; Urban eviction.

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