Indigenous health in Brazil: Reflections on forms of violence

  title={Indigenous health in Brazil: Reflections on forms of violence},
  author={Carla Costa Teixeira and Cristina Nogueira da Silva},
  journal={Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology},
This article concerns public health policies for the Indigenous peoples of Brazil, focusing on relations of violence observed by the authors during their research. We draw attention to different types of violence through an analysis that articulates fieldwork on primary health care in Indigenous Areas with observations of political negotiations concerning health issues involving Indigenous leaders and government workers. There is, on the one hand, the habitual symbolic violence that can be… Expand
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