sábado, 11 de junho de 2005

O gueto

« Ghetto life does not sediment community. Sharing stigma and public humiliation does not make the sufferers into brothers; it feeds mutual derision, contempt and hatred. […] No “collective buffer” can be forged in the contemporary ghettos for the single reason that the ghetto experience dissolves solidarity and destroys mutual trust before they have been given a chance to take roots. A ghetto is not a greenhouse of community feelings. It is on the contrary a laboratory of social disintegration, atomization and anomie. […] To sum up: ghetto means the impossibility of community. »
Zygmunt Bauman, Community. Seeking Safety in an Insecure World, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2001, pp. 121-122. [Um livro que se recomenda com entusiasmo.]