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Subjectivity at Latin America's Urban Margins

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Volume 2

Urban Anthropology Unbound

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Subjectivity at Latin America's Urban Margins

Edited by Moisés Kopper and Matthew A. Richmond

Afterword by Javier Auyero

330 pages, 20 figures, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-695-6 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (October 2024)

eISBN 978-1-80539-696-3 eBook Not Yet Published

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Extreme inequalities, uneven planning, and unruly environments have long shaped individual and collective subjectivities at Latin America’s urban margins. Yet these same margins have frequently given rise to new forms of community organization, cultural practice, and social mobilization. This volumeframes the urban margins as complex and multi-layered sites where ongoing translocal histories of exploitation and marginalization meet distinctly local and interpersonal forms of sociability, subjective belonging, and political agency. Through nuanced ethnographic work and cross-disciplinary theoretical insights, Subjectivity at Latin America’s Urban Margins unpacks this complexity, investigating how margins are upheld, negotiated, and challenged.

Moisés Kopper is Research Professor at the Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp, and Principal Investigator in the ERC Starting Grant “Informational Citizenship: Toward a Global Ethnography of Practices and Infrastructures of Datafication in the Global South.” He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. He recently authored Architectures of Hope: Infrastructural Citizenship and Class Mobility in Brazil's Public Housing (University of Michigan Press, 2022).

Matthew A. Richmond is Lecturer in Political Geography at Newcastle University. He was previously Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centro de Estudos da Metrópole (CEM) and the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), both in São Paulo, and Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE). He is currently Secretary of the Latin American Geographies Research Group and Associate editor of the Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais.

Subject: Urban StudiesAnthropology (General)Cultural Studies (General)
Area: Latin America and the Caribbean


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