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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: 'Encampment time': an anthropological analysis of the land occupations in Brazil
Author: Loera, NR
Abstract: In this article the social trajectory of a land occupation participant, an encamped woman (Edesmaria) who is a member of an extended landless family, is closely examined in order to demonstrate the inner workings of what is called 'the world of land occupations' in Brazil. Through a native expression (encampment time), it is demonstrated that nowadays, for some individuals, involvement in land occupations and landless workers' movements represents not just an opportunity to claim a parcel of land, but, even more importantly, a chance for social mobility and recognition. In this sense, encampment time is a social code and, as such, it not only quantifies the amount of time spent in a given encampment, but it is also a marker of prestige and status as well as a principle that organises and orders social relations in the land occupation world.
Subject: camps
landless movements
encampment time
recognition
world of land occupations
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/03066151003594930
Date Issue: 2010
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