Cynical Citizenship: Gender, Regionalism, and Political Subjectivity in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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University of New Mexico Press, Jul 15, 2018 - History - 288 pages
The appeals of citizenship : a performative approach to discourse, subjectivity, and gender -- "We are gaśchos, we are gaśchas" : incitements to gendered and regional subjectivity in the 2002 election campaigns -- Political time in Porto Alegre : electoral citizenship, experimental subjectivities, and gendered self-agency -- Participation speaks louder : ambiguity and contradiction in official representations of citizenship in the Porto Alegre participatory budget -- Cynical citizenship : gendered performance and parody in the Porto Alegre participatory budget -- Invitations to global citizenship, neoliberal critique, and a party : official discourses and local media coverage of the 2003 World Social Forum -- Participation from the periphery : Beira Rio community leaders' perceptions of the 2003 World Social Forum -- Another citizenship (theory) Is possible
 

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Contents

A Possible Utopia?
1
A Performative Approach to Discourse Subjectivity and Gender
23
Incitements to Gendered and Regional Subjectivity in the 2002 Electon Campaigns
45
Electoral Citizenship Experimental Subjectivities and Gendered SelfAgency
81
Ambiguity and Contradiction in Official Representations of Citizenship in the Porto Alegre Participatory Budget
109
Gendered Performance and Parody in the Porto Alegre Participatory Budget
131
Official Discourses and Local Media Coverage of the 2003 World Social Forum
159
Beira Rio Community Leaders Perceptions of the 2003 World Social Forum
191
Epilogue
223
Appendix One Research Methodology
227
Methodological Notes and Statistical Profile
231
Charter of Principles
233
Appendix Four Newspaper Articles Cited in World Social Forum Analysis
237
Notes
243
Works Cited
255
Index
279

Chapter Eight Another Citizenship Theory Is Possible
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Benjamin Junge is an associate professor of anthropology at the State University of New York at New Paltz. His research on the topics of gender, social movements, religion, and public health has been widely published.

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