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Living (Il)legalities in Brazil: : Practices, Narratives and Institutions in a Country on the Edge

This book considers the porous relationship between legality and illegality in Brazil, a country that presages political and societal changes in hitherto unprecedented dimensions.

Edited by Sara Brandellero, Derek Pardue and Georg Wink.
18 May 2020

Chapters cover topics such as informal work practices (e.g. street vendors), urban squatter movements, migrant literature, punk music and indigenous art. The question of (il)legalities that the book addresses 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. 

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