The Consequences of Brazilian Social Movements in Historical Perspective

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 17 October 2022.

On the occasion, several colleagues, friends and conference participants came by the book stand to learn more about the publication. Three free copies of the book were raffled off among lucky conference participants. The book authors would like to acknowledge and thank 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 outcomes of social movements in Brazil. It provides an extensive analysis of how and when collective mobilization and protest activities brought about social and political change.

Charting the dynamics and characteristics of Brazil’s social movements from the abolition of slavery in 1888 to the present day, the contributors to this edited volume demonstrate the processes of social movement activism in Brazil, and its relations with political institutions across various types of governments and political regimes. They bring to light both political opportunity structures of different historical periods, and the political and cultural consequences of mobilization stemming 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 techniques of process analysis. Ultimately, the authors present new empirical evidence about social movement outcomes in Brazil, including the mobilization for housing rights, institutionalization processes in a re-democratized society, the effects of anti-dictatorship movements on activists, transformations of political agendas and the diffusion 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 to academics, activists and students.

Dr. Valesca Lima is an assistant professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University

Dr. Rafaela N. Pannain is postdoctoral researcher on the Latin American Integration Inter-Unit Graduate Program and member of the Social Mobilization Research Group, at the University of São Paulo

Gabriela Pereira Martins is an independent researcher, member of the Social Mobilization Research Group at University of São Paulo. Her research focuses on associativism, post-abolition and historical sociology

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