Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 5(8), pp. 584 - 589
DOI: 10.13189/sa.2017.050802
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Doing Field Work with Indigenous People in Brazilian Prisons


Gustavo Hamilton Sousa Menezes *
Department of Anthropology, University of Brasilia, Brazil

ABSTRACT

In this article I intend to, first, make a brief overview of indigenous prisoners in Brazil, highlighting its invisibility by lack of accurate official records. Secondly, I want to address two indigenous perspectives on prisons; one from a people who, influenced by the Brazilian legal system, began to adopt prisons within Indigenous Lands as a sanction and punishment alternative to its members, and another from a people who reject the arrests considering them extremely cruel and contrary to their notions of human rights. Finally, I will point some conclusions reached by the anthropological work on the need to discuss public policies for Brazilian prisons that pay attention to the indigenous socio-cultural diversity.

KEYWORDS
Indigenous Prisoners, Brazilian Prisons, Field Work

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Gustavo Hamilton Sousa Menezes , "Doing Field Work with Indigenous People in Brazilian Prisons," Sociology and Anthropology, Vol. 5, No. 8, pp. 584 - 589, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/sa.2017.050802.

(b). APA Format:
Gustavo Hamilton Sousa Menezes (2017). Doing Field Work with Indigenous People in Brazilian Prisons. Sociology and Anthropology, 5(8), 584 - 589. DOI: 10.13189/sa.2017.050802.