Bruno Felipe de Souza e Miranda

Bruno Felipe de Souza e Miranda
Image Credit: © Bruno Felipe de Souza e Miranda

International Research Training Group "Between Spaces"

Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation

PhD Candidate

Field of Activity

Project: "A transnational and decolonial view towards Bolivian inmigrants in São Paulo"

Email bmiranda_1@yahoo.com

Since 2013

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Political and Social Science (PhD in course)

2009 - 2012

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Latin American Studies (Master´s degree)

2002 - 2007

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Social Sciences (Bachelor´s degree)

Work experience

Since 2013

Assistant Professor  - Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales - UNAM, Sociology: 2013-1, Seminar: Initiation to Latin American and the Caribbean Studies

Since 2004

Laboratorio de Sociologia do Trabalho (LASTRO), Technician and Admninistrative Coordinator, Associate Researcher (www.lastro.ufsc.br); Em Debate Magazine Team Member 

2004 - 2009

Instituto de Estudos Latinoamericanos (IELA), International contributor (www.iela.ufsc.br)

 

"A transnational and decolonial view towards Bolivian inmigrants in São Paulo"

 


Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Sara María Lara Flores (UNAM), Prof. Dr. Lorenza Villa Lever (UNAM), Prof. Dr. Sérgio Costa (FU Berlin)


 

After receiving Italian, German and Japanese immigrants during the 19th century, as well as Lebanese and Korean, since the beginning of 1990´s São Paulo has been enhanced as Bolivian immigrant´s destiny in a massive and unceasing way; they are mainly indigenous and low qualified population, aymaras and quéchuas.

These contingents have been inserted in human trafficking networks where slave labour predominate within the city´s textile supply chain, which is characterized by outsourcing and sponsored by clothing economic and ethnic groups, paid on a job by job basis. These immigrants face stigms concerning not only their modern slavery condition, but also their indigenous condition within a white-mullato segregating society. In spite of it all, generally they accomplish personal and familiar plans by a dressmaker-workshop facilitator pathway, shaping a sort of “brazilian dream”.

We sustain that the social construction of indigenous, slave and law perturbing immigrants legitimize and reinforce their employability under precarious labour conditions and long workdays, reaching 19 hours a day during high commercial activity seasons.

 

Monographies

  • (2012): La crisis del sindicalismo obrero de Bolivia ante la reestructuración productiva. Consideraciones acerca del mercado laboral de El Alto y su clase obrera en clave ampliada, Master thesis: Mexico City.

  • (2007): Comunitarismo, autonomia indígena e movimento autônomo: as lutas sociais de El Alto e Chiapas, Bachelor thesis: Florianópolis.

  • (2007): Brasil na mundialização: trabalhadores, Estado e empresários no processo decisório,Scholarship for cientific initiation: Florianópolis.


Papers

  • (2013), 'Hacia una noción ampliada del trabajo en los umbrales del siglo XXI: ¿Qué nos dice la reestructuración productiva en Bolivia?', in: Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos, n. 30, Mexico.

  • (2012), 'Um panorama da atuação das centrais sindicais e movimentos sociais na integração regional e continental', in: Alfredo Johnson, Guillermo; Marcos A. da Silva. Mercosul e Globalização: dinâmicas e desafios da integração regional, EDUFGD, Dourados.

  • (2011), 'De proletários e aymaras: a Comuna Altenha de 2003 frente à reestruturação produtiva', in: Revista Em Debate, v. 6, p. 106-128, Florianópolis.

  • (2011), 'Por uma aliança operário-camponesa: dilemas históricos do sindicalismo andino boliviano', in: Revista História & Luta de Classes, v. 12, p. 50-55, London.

  • (2006), 'A atuação dos trabalhadores nos processos decisórios do Mercosul e da ALCA. Quais são as alternativas de integração?', in: Revista Em Debate, v. 01, n. 2, p. 07, Florianópolis.

  • (2006), 'Os limites sindicais e as insurgências na América Latina', in: Mosaico Social – Revista do Curso de Graduação em Ciências Sociais, v. 3, p. 139-149, Florianópolis.

Translation

  • (2012), 'Crecimiento económico y desarrollo urbano', Revista de las Ciudades 2010. Mexico, PUEC/UNAM.

  • (2012), 'Juego en Río', Revista de las Ciudades 2010, Mexico, PUEC/UNAM.

  • (2008), 'A Capacitação em TIC´s, Emprego e Jovens: o caso do Brasil, Colômbia e México'. Lima; Washington: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP); Center for Information & Society (CIS).