Pequenos golpes e astúcias sutis: a figura do trickster na série Blanche white mysteries, de Barbara Neely / Smooth Operations: The Uses and Tactics of the Trickster Figure in Barbara Neely’s Blanche White Mysteries

Carla Figueiredo Portilho

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Resumo: As práticas cotidianas – especialmente os pequenos golpes e astúcias que caracterizam a figura do trickster – marcam presença na série Blanche white mysteries, de Barbara Neely, objeto de estudo deste artigo. Tomando como base para argumentação a teoria de Michel de Certeau sobre a práxis cotidiana, desenvolvida em A invenção do cotidiano, busca-se discutir de que forma essas práticas se re-significam no embate entre o centro de poder e grupos “invisíveis”, além do seu papel político como uma tática de resistência empregada como oposição a práticas socioculturais dominantes.

Palavras-chave: romance policial; contraliteraturas; periferia.

Abstract: The practices of everyday life – especially the uses and tactics that characterize the trickster figure – are present in Barbara Neely’s Blanche white mysteries series, the object of study of this essay. Michel de Certeau’s theory about everyday praxis, developed in The practice of everyday life, is the basis for arguing how these practices take up a new meaning in the confrontation between the center of power and “invisible” groups, as well as their political role as tactics of resistance employed in opposition to dominant social and cultural practices.

Keywords: detective fiction; counterdiscursive narratives; periphery.


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romance policial; contraliteraturas; periferia; detective fiction; counterdiscursive narratives; periphery.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17851/2317-2096.20.3.159-175

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