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Hygienisation, Gentrification, and Urban Displacement in Brazil

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Author(s):
Garmany, Jeff [1] ; Richmond, Matthew A. [2, 3]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Melbourne, Sch Social & Polit Sci, Melbourne, Vic - Australia
[2] London Sch Econ, LACC, London - England
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista, Grp Pesquisa Prod Espaco & Redefin Reg GasPERR, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ANTIPODE; v. 52, n. 1, p. 124-144, JAN 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

This article engages recent debates over gentrification and urban displacement in the global South. While researchers increasingly suggest that gentrification is becoming widespread in ``Southern{''} cities, others argue that such analyses overlook important differences in empirical context and privilege EuroAmerican theoretical frameworks. To respond to this debate, in this article, we outline the concept of higienizacao (hygienisation), arguing that it captures important contextual factors missed by gentrification. Hygienisation is a Brazilian term that describes a particular form of urban displacement, and is directly informed by legacies of colonialism, racial and class stigma, informality, and state violence. Our objective is to show how ``Southern{''} concepts like hygienisation help urban researchers gain better insight into processes of urban displacement, while also responding to recent calls to decentre and provincialise urban theory. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/50474-4 - Jeff Garmany | King's College London - United Kingdom
Grantee:Gabriel de Santis Feltran
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
FAPESP's process: 15/14480-0 - Subjectivity, boundaries and social reproduction at the urban periphery
Grantee:Matthew Aaron Richmond
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate