Sara Brandellero, Derek Pardue, Georg Wink
May 13, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367363932 - CAT# 327787
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Reflecting on some of Brazil’s foremost challenges, this book considers the porous relationship between legality and illegality in a country that presages political and societal changes in hitherto unprecedented dimensions.
It brings together work by established scholars from Brazil, Europe and the United States to think through how (il)legalities are produced and represented at the level of institutions, (daily) practice, and culture. Through a transdisciplinary approach, the chapters cover issues including informal work practices (e.g. street vendors), urban squatter movements, and migration. Alongside social practices, the volume features close analyses of cultural practices and cultural production, including migrant literature, punk music and indigenous art.
The question of (il)legalities resonates beyond Brazil’s borders, as concepts such as ‘lawfare’ have crept into vocabularies, and countries the world over grapple with issues like state interference, fake news and the definition of ‘illegal’ migration. This is valuable reading for scholars in Brazilian and Latin American Studies, as well as those working in literary and cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, geography and political science.
Introduction: Living (Il)legalities in Brazil
Sara Brandellero, Derek Pardue and Georg Wink
1. Borders of (Il)legalities
2. The Government of Street Vending: Formalizations of Informality and Use of Force
3. Migrant and Refugee Spatialities Lived and Legislated in São Paulo
Igor Machado and Derek Pardue
4. Jeitinho Revisited
5. Political Sexology
6. Drinking Lime Juice to Throw Up and the Right Way to Beat an Old Lady: Policing Punk in Late Dictatorial Brazil (1978-1982)
Alexander S. Dent
7. Illegal Realities: Regarding the Lyrics to a Rap Song by Racionais MC’s
8. Kafka and Lawfare in Brazil: Maria Ramos’s The Trial
9. Night Trespassing in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema: Unveiling (Il)legalities in Neighbouring Sounds
10. Something to Declare: Illegal Immigrants in Contemporary Brazilian Literature
11. Painting Racism: Protest Art by Contemporary Indigenous Artists
Lúcia Sá and Felipe Milanez Pereira