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From Necropolis to Blackpolis: Necropolitical Governance and Black Spatial Praxis in São Paulo, Brazil

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Alves,Jaime Amparo (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2014-03
ISBN:
0066-4812
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Politics and government, Blacks, Brazil, Poverty, South America, Urban areas, Death and dying, Urban geography
Notes:
Analyzes current urban governance policies and the spatial politics of resistance embraced by communities under siege in Brazil. Space matters not only in terms of defining one's access to the polis, but also as a deadly tool through which police killings, economic marginalization, and mass incarceration produce the very geographies (here referred to as 'the black necropolis') that the state aims to counteract in its war against the black urban poor.