Journeys of June in Brazil 2013

Period: September 2016 – December 2017

Team: Principal investigator: Marcela Canavarro, Universidade do Porto; Collaborators: Daniel Blanche, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Arnau Monterde, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Description: This project is part of Marcela Canavarro‘s doctoral dissertation, wherein Arnau Monterde serves as co-director of her thesis.

In this project, we investigate the protest movements sprouted in June 2013 in several cities of Brazil, mainly from the perspective of its participants. We examine their forms of participation, their technopolitical practices, the emotions experienced, the transformations of the movement, and its perceived social and political impacts. To this end, we replicate the online survey used to investigate the cases of 15M in Spain and Occupy Wall Street in the United States (see Balzan Project). This case further expands the analysis of networked social movements and provides an opportunity to compare them across different contexts.

Some preliminary analyses have been conducted and presented (see post). We expect to conduct a three-way comparison between these cases and present the final results in journals and conferences by the end of 2017.


Image by Paulo Morais under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.