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The market's social life: crossed trajectories in the popular commerce

Grant number: 17/00153-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 10, 2017
Effective date (End): September 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology
Principal Investigator:Jacob Carlos Lima
Grantee:Felipe Rangel Martins
Supervisor abroad: Caroline Knowles
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Goldsmiths, University of London, England  
Associated to the scholarship:15/12742-7 - From the informal street vendor to the micro entrepreneur: the disenchantment of the wage condition?, BP.DR


This project presents a Research Internship abroad proposition to be carried out at Centre forUrban and Community Research - Goldsmiths College, University of London, under thesupervision of the professor Caroline Knowles. During this internship, I aim to employ a moresystematic and profound reflection concerning the importance of the networks and the socialtrajectories in the workers process of engaging in popular commerce activities, and about how itaffects the distinct perceptions and experiences of the workers. I start from the observationsobtained from the doctoral research in progress towards the work in the popular commerce inBrás, a neighborhood in the center of the city of São Paulo. The research indicates that the process of insertion in the activities of this market - though related to the precariousness of the job market - is not an automatic nor an evident movement, noted the stigma that persists related to these occupations. It makes pertinent the questioning about how and in which situations the subjects insertion in the popular commerce happens. In this sense, being in contact with theresearchers and the activities held at Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), of theGoldsmiths College, would contribute both theoretically and methodologically to thedevelopment of the investigation pursued in this doctoral research, especially concerningCaroline Knowles works, which punctuates the importance of analyzing the concrete livesinserted in big processes, such as ways of globalization from below. In the duration of thisinternship, I will dedicate myself to bibliographic research in English language and to the participation in activities and events in the CUCR, in addition to participate in events andconferences from other institutions of the University of London.