A politics of hope : the making of Brazil's post-neoliberal new middle class / Moisés Kopper ; Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung
VerfasserKopper, Moisés
KörperschaftMax-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung
ErschienenKöln : Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung, September 2019
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How does hope emerge as a life-altering possibility against the backdrop of economic pre- carity, political disregard, and soaring inequality? This paper explores the role of hope as both a political-economic construct and an infrastructural affect in the wake of policy implementation. It draws on a five-year ethnography among community leaders, housing activists, planners, politicians, state officials, and market representatives involved in the im- plementation of Minha Casa Minha Vida, Brazil's largest social housing program. In recent years, low-income projects have become the battleground for experimental, post-neoliberal forms of democratic governance via inclusive consumption. These public-private housing infrastructures give insight into the relationship between material hope and the making of Latin America's "pink tide" new middle classes: how grassroots communities organize around hierarchies of worthiness to allocate wellbeing-enhancing state benefits, and how the uneven distribution of these benefits sustains the constitution of emerging, albeit tem- porary, collectives of consumer citizens.