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Peer-reviewed article – “Hostages to both sides”

June 21, 2019

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This article is published in the journal Geoforum. It can be accessed here   Abstract Research on security and governance in marginalised urban spaces in Latin America has pointed to complex cycles of conflict and negotiation between state and non-state actors. However, many questions remain about the dynamics of such arrangements and how they may be […]

Peer-reviewed article – Rio de Janeiro’s favela assemblage

January 29, 2018

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Article published in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space   Abstract Assemblage thinking offers a new conceptual toolkit for analysing the relationship between society and space. However, major questions remain regarding both its ontological propositions and how it might be applied to the analysis of specific socio-spatial objects. This article contributes to these debates […]

Postdoctoral research project – Subjectivity, boundaries and social reproduction at the urban periphery

March 3, 2016

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This is a Dropbox link to my proposal for a FAPESP-funded post-doctoral research project at the Centro de Estudos da Metrópole (CEM), São Paulo: Subjectivity, boundaries and social reproduction at the urban periphery. NB. You will need a Dropbox login to access the file and it may take a few minutes to download.    

PhD Thesis – Favela, Network and Identity in a Complex City

November 12, 2015

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This is a Dropbox link to my PhD thesis: Favela, network and identity in a complex city: A comparative neighbourhood study in Rio de Janeiro (completed September 2015, Department of Geography, King’s College London). NB. You will need a Dropbox login to access the file and it may take a few minutes to download.   Abstract Although they continue to […]

Polanyi’s double movement and imperial hegemony: A review of Arrighi and Silver

May 8, 2013

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This review was written for the Observatório das Metrópoles, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, as Polanyi: A hegemonia do Reino Unido e dos EUA no sistema mundo In their article ‘Polanyi’s Double Movement: The Belle Époques of British and U.S. Hegemony Compared‘ (2003), Beverly Silver and Giovanni Arrighi compare the hegemonic eras of the United Kingdom at […]

Polanyi’s ‘double movement’ and US-European divergence: A review of Block’s neo-Polanyian framework

February 18, 2013

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This review was published in Portuguese for the newsletter of the Observatório das Metrópoles at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, as ‘Trajetórias divergentes: EUA e Europa Ocidental | Perspectivas de Karl Polanyi’ Summary In this article Frederik Block (2007) adopts the conceptual framework of theorist Karl Polanyi in an attempt to explain how the […]