Transgressive Citizenship and the Struggle for Social Justice

The Right to the City in São Paulo

  • Lucy Earle

Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Lucy Earle
    Pages 1-26
  3. Lucy Earle
    Pages 65-104
  4. Lucy Earle
    Pages 221-260
  5. Lucy Earle
    Pages 261-294
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 295-318

About this book


This book analyses the struggle for social justice in São Paulo, Brazil. It takes the wave of protests that began in the city in 2013 as a starting point, and grounds them in the history of social movement mobilisation in urban Brazil. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork with a federation of housing movements, this work demonstrates the ongoing relevance of the concept of the right to the city for social movements of the urban poor, and examines these movements’ creative interpretation of national legislation to support their claims for housing and urban citizenship.


Latin America Brazil Social Justice Social Movements Urbanism Housing

Authors and affiliations

  • Lucy Earle
    • 1
  1. 1.LondonUnited Kingdom

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