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Socio-spatial fragmentation, an ongoing process: the case of Dourados (SP)

Grant number: 23/00681-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2023
Effective date (End): June 30, 2024
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning
Principal Investigator:Luciano Antonio Furini
Grantee:Júlio Shinzo Nomura
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/07701-8 - Socio-spatial fragmentation and Brazilian urbanization: scales, vectors, rhythms, forms and contents FragUrb, AP.TEM


The socio-spatial differentiation in brazilian cities has been deepening and points to the constitution of the socio-spatial fragmentation process. Its origin is linked to the predominance of neoliberal logics and subjectivations that oppose the idea of the right to the city. This project aims to understand, at the city and urban level, how the fragmented socio-spatial logic alters the content of differentiation and inequalities, redefining the meanings of the right to the city. This central objective unfolds in four analytical planes: i) passage from the center-peripheral socio-spatial logic to the fragmentary socio-spatial logic; ii) interpretation of socio-spatial fragmentation through contemporary forms of differentiation and inequality, based on practices associated with urban everyday life; iii) unfolding of the fragmented socio-spatial logic on the pair public space/private space; iv) role of political institutions, hegemonic economic agents and non-hegemonic social subjects. To conduct the research, five empirical dimensions were chosen from which the process of socio-spatial fragmentation will be analyzed: dwelling, working, consuming, leisure and mobility. Cities of different socio-spatial formations will be studied: Chapecó/SC, Dourados/MS, Ituiutaba/MG, Marabá/PA, Maringá/PR, Mossoró/RN, Presidente Prudente/SP, Ribeirão Preto/SP and São Paulo/SP, in addition to cities small ones linked to these and that will be identified during the research.

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