Squatting in Rio de Janeiro

Constructing Citizenship and Gender from Below

The Brazilian Constitution provides a remarkable set of social rights, including the right to housing. Despite this fact, struggles for decent living conditions have become key issues in the daily urban lives of many people in Brazil. Contesting the differentiated access to housing, social movements occupy empty buildings in the cities to challenge historically-rooted and excluding urban politics. Exploring the occupants' agency, Bea Wittger draws attention to the important role of female actors within the buildings. Through oral histories of participants of two squats in Rio de Janeiro, the book delivers a deep insight "from below" into their own perspectives on citizenship and gender.

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31 March 2017, 358 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3547-8

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Author(s)
Bea Wittger
Book title
Squatting in Rio de Janeiro Constructing Citizenship and Gender from Below
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
358
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 43 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-3547-8
DOI
10.14361/9783839435472
Commodity Group
1725
BIC-Code
JFSG JFSJ JHB
BISAC-Code
SOC026030 SOC032000 POL010000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
JBSD JBSF JHB
Release date
31 March 2017
Edition
1
Topics
Geschlecht, Stadt, Politik
Readership
Sociology, History, Geography, Anthropology, Urban Studies, Urban Policy Makers, Urban Planning, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Gender Studies
Keywords/Tags
Social Movements, Housing Movements, Squatting, Squatters Movement, Gender, Gender Relations, Citizenship, Pentecostalism, Religion, Urban History, Urban Studies, Cities, Latin America, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Urban Politics, Oral History, City, Politics, Gender Studies, Political Sociology, Sociology

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