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Narratives of crisis in the periphery of São Paulo: place and political articulation during Brazil's rightward turn

Richmond, Matthew Aaron (2020) Narratives of crisis in the periphery of São Paulo: place and political articulation during Brazil's rightward turn. Journal of Latin American Studies, 52 (2). 241 - 267. ISSN 0022-216X

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0022216X20000012

Abstract

Between 2014 and 2018, a period marked by major political and economic upheaval, Brazilian politics shifted sharply to the Right. Presenting qualitative research conducted over 2016-17, this article examines this process from the perspectives of residents of a peripheral São Paulo neighbourhood. Analysis is presented of three broad groups of respondents, each of which mobilised a distinct narrative framework for interpreting the crisis. Based on this, I argue that the rightward turn in urban peripheries embodies not a significant ideological shift, but rather long-term transformations of place and the largely contingent ways these articulate with electoral politics.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of...
Additional Information: © 2020 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: IGA: Latin America and Caribbean Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2020 11:15
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2020 06:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104160

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