How do the residents of select port cities view their social production of space in relation to the waterscapes around them? Waterscapes as Liminal Spaces What is the relationship between Liminal Spaces and Violence?
Salvador da Bahia, Brazil Buenos Aires, Argentina
: Crime Statistics in Key Port Cities. All Anthropological Sources of the 2 Port Cities. All Geography Sources of the 2 Port Cities. National Water Management Laws in the two countries since 2006. Any Political Structures that have arisen in response to recent changes in Water Management Laws. Liminal Spaces and Danger. Any information on the Assassination of Antonio Conceição Reis (July 9, 2007) Any information on the symbolic or ritual dimension of Salvador da Bahia; specifically, sources which discuss Yemanjá (Iemanjá), goddess of the sea
Searched Anthropology Plus, AnthroSource, and IBSS for Anthropology Sources Searched Geography Compass and World News Digest for Geography sources. Search Strategy involved searching for information on the Port Cities: Salvador da Bahia required searching (Salvador) AND (Bahia or Brazil), in order to eliminate retrieved records about El Salvador. Buenos Aires did not require limiters, but I sometimes used Argentina as an addition. Keyword searches were helpful, but Descriptor searches retrieved more relevant results.
Searched Anthropology Plus, AnthroSource, and IBSS for sources on the social production of space, specifically Liminal Space. Searched Waterscapes as Liminal Spaces Searched (limin? w/2 space) AND (water OR river OR creek OR lake OR beach OR pond OR swamp OR marsh OR ditch OR canal). Note: usually any combination of the previous synonyms for waterscapes. Searched Liminal Spaces and Violence Searched (limin? w/2 space) AND (violence OR danger OR rape OR robbery OR assault OR murder) Performed a citation search of Lefevbra (1968) to see who has cited this work. Hoped to cross-reference descriptors of those works with descriptors relevant to this study.
Searched Anthropology Plus, AnthroSource, WorldCat, and IBSS for relevant information. Search strategy included keyword searches of: Yemanjá OR Iemanjá OR Janaína (Synonyms courtesy of Wikipedia.org)
Searched A Tarde online (the local newspaper of Salvador da Bahia). Portuguese with no English translation. (WordReference.com offers free online translators.) The search engine searched keywords, individually. So many results which came up, were not relevant.
Water Management Law since 2006. Political Structures that have been created in response to water laws. Crime Statistics local to port cities.
Each resource was downloaded into EndNote. In the “Research notes” field, I included where the source was found, on what date, as well as the exact search strategy which retrieved it. Each resource was grouped into a custom group which identified which aspect of this study is addressed by this particular resource.