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Author Junge, Benjamin, author

Title Cynical citizenship : gender, regionalism, and political subjectivity in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Benjamin Junge
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 286 pages)
Contents The appeals of citizenship : a performative approach to discourse, subjectivity, and gender -- "We are gaúchos, we are gaúchas" : incitements to gendered and regional subjectivity in the 2002 election campaigns -- Political time in Porto Alegre : electoral citizenship, experimental subjectivities, and gendered self-agency -- Participation speaks louder : ambiguity and contradiction in official representations of citizenship in the Porto Alegre participatory budget -- Cynical citizenship : gendered performance and parody in the Porto Alegre participatory budget -- Invitations to global citizenship, neoliberal critique, and a party : official discourses and local media coverage of the 2003 World Social Forum -- Participation from the periphery : Beira Rio community leaders' perceptions of the 2003 World Social Forum -- Another citizenship (theory) Is possible
Summary "This anthropological study of grassroots community leaders in Porto Alegre, Brazil's leftist hotspot, focuses on gender, politics, and regionalism during the early 2000s, when the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores) was in power. The author explores the ways community leaders make sense of official notions of citizenship and how gender, politics, and regional identities shape these interpretations. Junge further examines the implications of leaders' deep ambivalence toward normative participation discourses for how we theorize and study participatory democracy, citizenship, and political subjectivity in Brazil and beyond."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 10, 2018)
Subject Partido dos Trabalhadores (Brazil)
World Social Forum (3rd : 2003 : Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Elections -- Brazil -- Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul)
Political participation -- Brazil -- Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul)
Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017058075
ISBN 0826359450 (electronic book)
9780826359452 (electronic book)