Valesca Lima, Rafaela Pannain and Gabriela Martins were delighted to launch their book The Consequences of Brazilian Social Movements in Historical Perspective, recently published by Routledge. The book was launched at the 46th Conference of the National Association of Graduate Studies and Research in Social Sciences (ANPOCS) at the University of Campinas in São Paulo on October 17, 2022.
On the occasion, several colleagues, friends and conference participants came to the book stand to learn more about the publication. Three free copies of the book were raffled off among the lucky conference participants. The authors of the book would like to acknowledge and acknowledge the financial support provided by PSAI for the launch of the book.
About the book
The Consequences of Brazilian Social Movements in Historical Perspective examines the results of social movements in Brazil. It provides extensive analysis of how and when collective mobilization and protest activities brought about social and political change.
Tracing the dynamics and characteristics of social movements in Brazil from the abolition of slavery in 1888 to the present, the contributors to this edited volume demonstrate the processes of social movement activism in Brazil and its relationships with political institutions across various types of governments and political regimes. They bring to light both the political opportunity structures of different historical periods, as well as the political and cultural consequences of mobilization derived from the collective action of social movements.
Showcasing various approaches, the book encompasses a plurality of methodological perspectives, including network analysis, collective memory, trajectories, and quantitative process analysis techniques. Ultimately, the authors present new empirical evidence on the outcomes of social movements in Brazil, including mobilization for the right to housing, institutionalization processes in a redemocratized society, the effects of anti-dictatorship movements on activists, transformations of political agendas, and the spread of social protests.
Interdisciplinary at its core and highly engaging, The Consequences of Brazilian Social Movements in Historical Perspective offers essential reading on social movement studies for scholars, activists, and students.
Dr. Valesca Lima He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University.
Dr. Rafaela N. Pannain is a postdoctoral researcher at the Inter-Unit Graduate Program on Latin American Integration and a member of the Social Mobilization Research Group of the University of São Paulo
Gabriela Pereira Martin He is an independent researcher, member of the Social Mobilization Research Group of the University of São Paulo. His research focuses on associativism, post-abolition and historical sociology.