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Trajetórias de um chinelo: micro-cenas da globalização

Knowles, Caroline. 2014. Trajetórias de um chinelo: micro-cenas da globalização. Contemporânea - Revista de Sociologia da UFSCar, 4(2), ISSN 2236-532X [Article]


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This paper chases a big issue – globalisation - through some small places: the (local) micro-scenes of the flip-flop trail. The paper suggests that globalisation is not as entrenched and robust as hegemonic accounts of globalisation insists: on the contrary it is fragile, shifting and context specific, generating multiple forms of uncertainty in the lives and landscapes it simultaneously sustains and undermines. The article is based on 6 years of ethnographic research following the trail of a pair of flips-flops from their extraction to their disposal.

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English title: Trajectories of a flip-flop: micro scenes of globalization


globalização frágil; trajetórias de um chinelo; precariedade global, fragile globalisation; flip-flop trail; global precarity.

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology > Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR)



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Date Deposited:

04 May 2016 09:28

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 11:07

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18164

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