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ALVES, Ygor Diego Delgado. The use of crack as it is: the pipe, the “block” and the user. Etnográfica [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.3, pp.495-515. ISSN 0873-6561.

In order to get a good pull, meaning to satisfactorily consume crack, its users developed a rich paraphernalia, as well as values related to convivial relationships and rituals of use. The common purpose of obtaining pleasure by consuming, gradually, a fraction of the crack “rock” contributes to the establishment of certain relationships, in places of consumption, around specific social roles. Through ethnographic research, conducted in the central area of São Paulo, it was possible to follow different user groups, their practices and representations.

Keywords : crack consumption; ethnography; ritual of use; paraphernalia.

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