The following abstract I submitted was accepted for the session Margins centrality and new forms of citizenship of the XXXIV Convegno Internazionale di Americanistica (Perugia 2012):
The differentiation of the Brazilian peasantry and its struggles for citizenship
Abstract: The struggle for agrarian reform, from the Seventies of the XX century, involved a wide range of social and political actors and fostered a new citizenship for rural (and urban) marginalized people. During the Nineties, within the rural arena, struggles of a new kind rose; their ground wasn’t any more a concept of “class”, as it is the case for the above mentioned struggles. In particular, the actors claimed the land based on: a) a specific relationship with natural resources (related to ecology and sustainable development) and b) the historical debt the nation contracted with the former afro-descendant slaves (remanescentes de quilombos).
This session will be held in Perugia, Wednesday, March the 9th, 2012.