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Mobilising the Periphery: Brazil's My House My Life Programme and the Homeless Workers' Movement

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Albert, Victor A.
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: BULLETIN OF LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH; v. 40, n. 1, SI MAY 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Brazil's Movimento de Trabalhadores Sem Teto (MTST, Homeless Workers' Movement) has grown dramatically in recent years. This growth was partly provided for by the use of a large government housing programme, Minha Casa Minha Vida (MCMV, My House My Life), which allowed the MTST to construct housing for its members and swell its ranks with thousands of new members. Yet some have argued that the MCMV programme used by the MTST may compromise the autonomy of civil society organisations. This article, by contrast, argues that while the MCMV programme encouraged bureaucratic practices, it also helped to promote the cultural politics of the MTST. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/14474-0 - Governance regimes in São Paulo: an ethnography of state departments and marginal communities in São Paulo
Grantee:Victor Attila Albert
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate