The Housing Movement and the Urban Poor in São Paulo: Agency, Structure, and Institutionalization

Co-publication with Other Foreign Publishers

ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD

This book explores the ways in which the urban poor population of Brazil participates in social movements. This study focuses on their agency, analyzing the interactive relationship between the urban poor in collective actions and the structural change represented by the participatory administration, which primarily saw implementation and institutionalization in Brazil at the beginning of the 21st century. Ryohei Konta argues that, as the structure of the participatory administration is more actively implemented and institutionalized, social movements will benefit from increased political opportunities. This result encourages the urban poor to participate in social movements as a means to realize their interests. Participation in social movements also stimulates their action with intention and capability (agency), which collectively interacts with the structure of increased opportunities (participatory administration), leading to self-fulfillment and more frequent participation in social movements. Scholars of sociology, Latin American studies, economics, social movements, and urban development will find this book particularly useful.

The Housing Movement and the Urban Poor in São Paulo

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■ The Housing Movement and the Urban Poor in São Paulo: Agency, Structure, and Institutionalization
■ Edited by Ryohei Konta
■ 116pp
■ Published in 2019
■ ISBN978-1-7936-1868-9

CONTENTS

Introduction: Key Points of the Study

Chapter 1: Previous Studies on Social Movements

Chapter 2: Social Movements and Participatory Administration in Brazil

Chapter 3: Mutirão: a Participatory Housing Policy of, by, and for the Urban Poor

Chapter 4: Three Field Surveys on Urban Poor Participation in the Social Movements

Chapter 5: The Urban Elderly Poor’s Participation in Housing Movements

Chapter 6: Final Considerations