Gender, Regionalism, and Political Subjectivity in Porto Alegre, Brazil
By Benjamin Junge
$65.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5944-5 July 2018
This anthropological study of grassroots community leaders in Porto Alegre, Brazil’s leftist hotspot, focuses on gender, politics, and regionalism during the early 2000s, when the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores) was in power.
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