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#467 Organising by keeping them alive: black women NGO leaders as political actors in a Brazilian periphery

In Brazilian peripheries, relations among citizens and the state are often mediated by grassroots civil society organisations. Local forms of organisation act in a complex field where public sectors' departments, multilateral organisations, charities, local politicians and the private sector interact...
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#386 No escape from the neighbourhood: racism and anti-racist spaces in Madrid

Madrid has a long history of urban struggles regarding causes as housing, gentrification, public services, citizen participation and neighbourhood activism, among others. Over the last few years, anti-racist activism, previously concentrated around large NGOs and human rights discourses, has been...
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#374 A Confluence between biopolitics, securetisation and technology: The case of a gated community in Gurugram, India through the Covid-19 pandemic

The Indian Government imposed a nationwide lockdown to contain the highly contagious Covid-19 virus on March 24, 2020. What has followed since is what Foucault has recognized as ‘heterogeneous ensemble consisting of discourses, institutions, architectural forms, regulatory decisions, laws, administrative...
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#259 Fragmented political action. Enacting multiplicity framed by coalitions among Rio de Janeiro’s migrant and non-migrant inhabitants

In Rio de Janeiro, migrant newcomers from West Africa and Southern Europe live proactive lives that challenge the hegemonic forms of subjection in the city, the country, and globally. Independent of whether newcomers plan to stay or move on, I...
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#254 Intimate urban ecologies: cycling in Mexico City as path to environmental activism

Cycloactivists’ intimate bodily practice of cycling through Mexico City has re-shaped their political subjectivities to include urban environmentalism in their agendas. Riding a bicycle in the megalopolis allows them to identify key aspects of the city through their sensory perception,...
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#210 A common language. Institutions, third sector and counter-hegemonic movements in Turin, Italy

This paper discusses how alternative political languages and practices intermesh with neoliberal schemes of urban governance in contemporary Italy. We present two ethnographic cases from fieldworks conducted by the authors in Turin to explore how emerging political narratives around public/common...
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#33 Let’s Eat Them Together’. Food procurement practices of domination and resistance in the city of Athens.

This paper discusses how food procurement practices at times of crisis become political acts. Athenian market spaces today are transforming and we witness the rising of everyday urban politics of negotiations, resistance and insurgency in unexpected class strata. More specifically,...