DOSSIER | „New Faces of Authoritarianism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Global South“

In the summer semester of 2022, IRGAC fellows taught a course titled “New Faces of Authoritarianism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Global South”. This dossier presents contributions by the course participants composed of their essays discussing conceptual issues and case studies on different topics regarding authoritarianism and counter-movements

Dossier | Authoritarianism and Counter-Strategies in the Classroom: The Pedagogy of Collective Learning Across Geographies

This dossier presents a glimpse of the course participants’ outputs at the end of the classes and includes their reflections and case studies on different aspects of authoritarianism, neoliberal governance, the effects of colonialism, and counter-movements that take place in a variety of settings

Dossier | The Landless Workers’ Movement in Brazil During the COVID-19 Pandemic: How a Social Movement Feeds a Nation

The significance of the MST in Brazil has been most noticeable during the pandemic. In a country that lost more than 684.000 people to a disease brought by plane through the wealthy elite, in a society where racialized and sexualized bodies are always the most vulnerable, it was (and still is) extremely important to find solidarity between the country and the city

Dossier | Neoliberal Performances for Local Development: The Case of Perdões (MG)

Perdões is a territory that has historically been of interest to railroad companies because of its strategic location between export areas and productive regions in the Brazilian countryside. In what follows, I will discuss this dispossession claim and its background within the scope of the emergence of neoliberal governmentality technologies and the restructuring of the state in Brazil

Possibilities for Creating Thinking Spaces to Resist Right-Wing Digital Circulations

An exploration about the ways in which right-wing digital circulations can be challenged by creating thinking spaces within communities through the use of arts-based research