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Manifesting Democracy? - Urban Protests and the Politics of Representation in Brazil Post 2013

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This volume explores the series of public protests - manifestações - that took place in a number of Brazilian cities in June and July 2013, when thousands of people took to the streets to demand improvements in urban infrastructures.* Critically examines the role these protests played in politics, the political and their relationships to urban space and culture* Analyses their connections to the emergence of a 'New Right' in Brazil, which saw the election of Bolsonaro* Includes first-hand accounts and brings together contributions from both activists and scholars within a number of different fields (geography, history, philosophy, art, political economy)* The first interdisciplinary English language anthology to address Brazil's 2013 protests and the broader political and cultural questions they raise* A major contribution to Brazilian and Latin American Studies in Europe and the USA, as well as interdisciplinary studies of social movements, urban culture and politics

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Notes on Contributors viiList of Illustrations xiSeries Editors' Preface xiiAcknowledgements xiii1 Introduction 1Maite Conde2 June 2013: A Moment in the Struggle for Public Transport in the City 23Marina Capusso and Matheus Preis3 The June 2013 Demonstrations in the City of São Paulo 39Marilena Chaui4 Are They Black Blocs? The Trajectories of Militancy, Repression, and the Contestation of Meaning in Rio de Janeiro's Protests 52André Reyes Novaes and Mariana Lamego5 Media Activism and Diverse Tactics on the Streets of Brazil: Observations about and from Mídia NINJA 71Marianna Olinger6 The Politics of Strolling 82Pedro Erber7 Seja Gari, Seja Herói (Be a Binman, Be a Hero): Aesthetic Manifestations in Rio de Janeiro's Protests 101Barbara Szaniecki8 Social Movements and Participatory Planning: The Limits of Institutionalization 119Renato Anelli and Ana Paula Koury9 Brazil: Development Strategies and Social Change from Import Substitution to the June Days 137Alfredo Saad-Filho10 The Democratic Eclipse: Between the Brazil of Social Struggles and the Brazil of Political Coups 166Francisco Foot HardmanIndex 187

About the author










Maite Conde is Professor of Brazilian Studies and Visual Culture at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, UK. She is the author of Foundational Films: Early Cinema and Modernity (2018) which received the Katherine Singer Kovacs award by the Modern Language Association in 2019, and Consuming Visions: Cinema, Writing and Modernity in Brazil (2012). She has also edited the collections Between Conformity and Resistance: Essays in Politics, Culture and the State by Marilena Chauí (2012) and On Brazil and Global Cinema by Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes (with Stephanie Dennison, 2018).


Summary

This volume explores the series of public protests - manifestações - that took place in a number of Brazilian cities in June and July 2013, when thousands of people took to the streets to demand improvements in urban infrastructures.
* Critically examines the role these protests played in politics, the political and their relationships to urban space and culture
* Analyses their connections to the emergence of a 'New Right' in Brazil, which saw the election of Bolsonaro
* Includes first-hand accounts and brings together contributions from both activists and scholars within a number of different fields (geography, history, philosophy, art, political economy)
* The first interdisciplinary English language anthology to address Brazil's 2013 protests and the broader political and cultural questions they raise
* A major contribution to Brazilian and Latin American Studies in Europe and the USA, as well as interdisciplinary studies of social movements, urban culture and politics

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'This book is a must-read for those seeking to understand right-wing authoritarianism in contemporary Brazil. It connects Brazil's street protests of 2013 - a moment celebrated by progressives at the time - to the eventual rise of Jair Bolsonaro. The essays presented here highlight key insights from top scholars in the field, and offer context for understanding politics and the future of Brazilian democracy.'Dr Jeff Garmany, University of Melbourne

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