Cadernos Metrópole nº 61: Illegalisms and the production of the city
The Scientific Editors and Editorial Committee of the journal Cadernos Metrópole invite researchers from areas of knowledge that approach the urban and regional issue to send texts to the organization of volume 26, number 61, about the theme
Illegalisms and the production of the city
Editors: Orlando Alves dos Santos Junior, Daniel Hirata, Lia Rocha
In permanent transformation, the action of militias and armed groups that control popular territories has undergone many reconfigurations in recent years. Recognized as a phenomenon that originated in Rio de Janeiro but is also present, in different formats, in other parts of Brazil, the militias seem to have entered a new phase of ostensive control of territories, investing in the diversification of their businesses and in their expansion to other areas of the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian cities. Likewise, drug trafficking is also reconfiguring itself by adopting practices similar to those promoted by militia groups. The production and exploitation of the real estate market and of urban services seem to be a central element in the new business model of paramilitary groups. The economic model of the militias finds support both in the armed control of territories and in the articulation with the political institutional system, in which leaders linked to or supported by militia groups seek to be elected and recognized as representatives in the intermediation of community interests with the executive branch.
In this renewed action of armed groups in general and of militias in particular, the urban issue seems to have become central, from the point of view of business, of the conflictive dynamics of disputes and negotiations performed by their networks formed between legality and illegality, and from the standpoint of the boost in societal dynamics in which the use of force, political clientelism, and violent forms of enterprises are supported by the production of urban space, in particular in its infrastructural networks.
In this context, empirical comprehension and theoretical and conceptual analysis seem to face great challenges to define what militias are and to understand the related process of militarization and the militia-ization of cities, in view of the diversity of these phenomena in Brazilian cities. The extractivism present in their rural and urban economic practices, as well as political and social authoritarianism as a measure of construction of the social fabric, both situated in social practices and representations, constitute multifaceted phenomena that require the composition of different studies to be better understood.
Understanding illegalism as a transnational phenomenon, especially in the Global South, and as an expression of the contradictions of contemporary capitalism, we expect national and international contributions that present concrete situations of actions taken by armed groups in relation with urban dynamics, and original conceptual constructions that enhance the understanding of the issues mentioned above.
Deadline to send manuscripts: DECEMBER 15, 2023
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