SOME INSIGHTS OF NEOLIBERALISM IN BRAZIL FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Abstract

Aiming to raise the debate and new interpretations, we rehearse a reflection to understand different, apparently, unrelated processes through an articulating effort of current issues, whose theoretical formulation and empirical apprehension still generate confusion. To underline that Brazil is not a particular case, we make some critical remarks on the neoliberalization of life and the social production of space. (a) To clarify the financialization mechanisms, (b) highlight some interactions among financial capital actions, backed by the State, the media, and right-wing political movements, and (c) underline how the persistence of patrimonialism and unconcluded modernity intensify such processes. Events unfolding around the world, changes in the Brazilian political and economic conjuncture, since late 2015, suggest the imperative to consider: a) the character of the capitalist State in the current phase of financialization and accumulation; b) the very meaning of neoliberalism; c) the association of financial capital and the State; d) the societal and sociability crisis established, given the dehumanization of the Other and the potential of financialization transform all elements and aspects of life and social space into financial assets.

Keywords: Neoliberalizing Space; Capitalist State; Global South; Brazil; Sociability Crisis; Neocolonialism.  

Author Biography

Ester Limonad, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi (RJ, Brasil

Laureada em 2007 com o III Prêmio Milton Santos da Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Planejamento Urbano e Regional. Cátedra Rui Barbosa em Estudos Brasileiros da Universidade de Leiden (2014), Pós-Doutorado em Geografia Humana pela Universidad de Barcelona (2006), Doutora em Arquitetura e Urbanismo pela Universidade de São Paulo (1996), Mestre em Planejamento Urbano e Regional pela Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1984), Graduada em Arquitetura e Urbanismo pela Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (1977). Foi membro do Conselho Fiscal (2009-2011), Secretária-Executiva Nacional (05-12/2011) e Presidente da Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Planejamento Urbano e Regional (12/2011 ? 07/2013). Representante da ANPUR junto ao Global Planning Education Network (GPEAN). Professora Titular da Universidade Federal Fluminense, Coordenadora do Grupo Cidade, Espaço e Lugar (GECEL), Consultora Ad Hoc do: CNPq, CAPES, Fundação Araucária, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Prociência), das Universidade Federais de Goiás, Mato Grosso e Sergipe e dos Periódicos Scripta Nova, Biblio 3W, Geographia, Geografias, Plurais, Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais, da Revista Brasileira de Estudos Populacionais (ABEP) e São Paulo em Perspectiva. É membro da Red Internacional de Geocrítica, Membro do Conselho Editorial das revistas Geographia (UFF), Geografias (UFMG), Plurais (UFGO) e ETC. Membro do Comitê Científico do X Simpósio de Geografia Urbana, Membro do Comitê Científico do XIII Encontro Nacional da Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Planejamento Urbano e Regional. Organizadora de diversos eventos na área de Geografia. Autora de diversos trabalhos e artigos publicados em periódicos científicos nacionais e internacionais. Foi Coordenadora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geografia (2008-2010), Tem experiência na área de Geografia Humana e Regional, com ênfase em Análise Regional, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: urbanização, dispersão territorial, reestruturação produtiva, redes, Rio de Janeiro e lugar. Orientadora de Dissertações de Mestrado e Teses de Doutorado defendidas.

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27/10/2021
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LIMONAD, Ester. SOME INSIGHTS OF NEOLIBERALISM IN BRAZIL FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. Mercator, Fortaleza, v. 20, oct. 2021. ISSN 1984-2201. Available at: <http://www.mercator.ufc.br/mercator/article/view/e20031>. Date accessed: 16 june 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.4215/rm2021.e20031.
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