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Lorenzo I. Bordonaro
CRIA- Centre for Research in Anthropology
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Lorenzo I. Bordonaro (PhD Anthropology, ISCTE, Lisbon) is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA) in Lisbon, Portugal.
He has conducted research in the Bijagós Islands (Guinea Bissau) since 1993, initially investigating music and public performances as key elements in the social construction of masculinity. Since 2001 he has focused on the wish to be modern of a group of young men on the island of Bubaque, showing the local appropriation of the categories of development and progress and their tactical use in intergenerational dynamics.
Presently he is working on childhood and youth issues in Cape Verde, focusing on street children and younger prisoners in local penitentiaries, youth policies and criminality.
Together with Ângela Nunes e Manuela Ferreira he recently created the NEIJ, Núcleo de Estudos da Infância e Juventude within the CRIA.