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Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Cover for The Social and Political Life of Latin American Infrastructures The Social and Political Life of Latin American Infrastructures
Jonathan Alderman, Geoff Goodwin (eds)
October 5, 2022

From houses to roads, infrastructures offer a unique lens through which to explore social and political change. Serving as an important conduit between states and citizens, infrastructures provide governments with a powerful tool to mould subjects and control populations. Yet, at the same time they also give individuals, communities, and movements a platform to challenge the state and forge alternative forms of citizenship and politics. Infrastructures therefore shape social and political relations in unexpected ways and never dutifully follow the scripts of politicians, bureaucrats, and...

Cover for A Horizon of (Im)possibilities: A Chronicle of Brazil’s Conservative Turn A Horizon of (Im)possibilities: A Chronicle of Brazil’s Conservative Turn
Katerina Hatzikidi, Eduardo Dullo (eds)
September 15, 2021

The 2018 presidential election result in Brazil surprised and shocked many. Since then, numerous debates and a growing body of texts have attempted to understand the country’s so-called ‘conservative turn’.

A gripping in-depth account of politics and society in Brazil today, this new volume brings together a myriad of different perspectives to help us better understand the political events that shook the country in recent years. Combining ethnographic insights with political science, history, sociology, and anthropology, the interdisciplinary analyses included offer a...