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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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ALBANO, Giancarlo; CASTELLI, Luisina; MARTINEZ, Emmanuel  and  ROSSAL, Marcelo. Institutional violence and stigma reproduction on smoked cocaine users in Montevideo. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2015, vol.9, n.2, pp. 111-125. ISSN 1982-1247.

By means of the legal/illegal and legitimate/illegitimate categories, we propose to study the discourse of human rights and their everyday vulnerability regarding smoked cocaine users in Montevideo, Uruguay. Thse subjects belong to the poorest places of the population, and are notoriously affected by stigma, structural violence, and inequality. This work summarizes the results of an ethnographic research process with users of smoked cocaine, and shows how the continuum of violence sets the bodies and identities of the subjects in a way that makes their participation harder in networks other than in the illegal market. It also aims at conducting processes of social and health rehabilitation.

Keywords : cocaine base; stigma; violences; inequalities.

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