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Barrio women's invited and invented spaces against urban elitisation in Chacao, Venezuela
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology. (En feministisk hÄllbar utveckling)
2014 (English)In: Antipode, ISSN 0066-4812, E-ISSN 1467-8330, Vol. 46, no 3, 835-856 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Outright victories against urban elitisation are rare in the current urban revolution. This article highlights how urban elitisation is confronted in Chacao, the most elite and urban part of Venezuela. Initially it reviews how this urban elitisation created the main economic, political and military strongholds of the opposition to the Bolivarian revolution. Then, in contesting it, the urban and Bolivarian revolutions feed each other through women's participation in invited and invented spaces of citizenship. From such spaces, Chacao women in their settler's movement organised struggles of insurgent citizenship to stop elitist urban renewal agendas and develop further forms of insurgent urbanism to conduct an urban renewal from below and establish a New Socialist Community for 600 families. They emerged as a revolutionary class to implement Bolivarian policies addressing the inefficiency and opportunism of the bureaucratic state and contesting urban elitisation with an anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist insurgent urbanism.

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2014. Vol. 46, no 3, 835-856 p.
Keyword [en]
urban elitisation, citizenship, insurgent urbanism, Bolivarian revolution, barrios
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Social Sciences Gender Studies Globalization Studies
Research subject
Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-98352DOI: 10.1111/anti.12072ISI: 000334273400013OAI: diva2:683505
A Feminist Sustainable Development
Formas, 2008-1175
Available from: 2014-01-04 Created: 2014-01-04 Last updated: 2014-05-26Bibliographically approved

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