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Fools' Gold: the urban geo-politics of Rio 2016

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by Christopher Gaffney on 27 April 2014

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Transcript of Fools' Gold: the urban geo-politics of Rio 2016

Fools' Gold: the urban geo-politics of Rio 2016
Christopher Gaffney

Professor Visitante
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro

Results of the War in/on Rio
Militarization and polarization
Fragmentation and funneling
Gentrification and speculation
(and spectaularization)
Consolidation of power

Lucas Faulhaber, UFF
The players and their fields
Media and Public Relations
Armed factions
(Drug traffic, Military Police, Civil Police, Federal Military, militias)
Combatants and Civilians
political coalitions and individual actors
geo-political objectives:
market expansion
territorial control
capital accumulation
consolidate power
asfalto, morro:: centro, periferia
collusion, permission, co-dependency, transgression, votes
capital interests; sports, business, media alliance;
advertising + rights
discourse, consensus and ideology
Baseline conditions
of neo-liberalising politics / policies
of mega-events
social divides
of a social contract
mega-events as moment of heightened
tension + consolidation
no consensus, resolution through
"just conflict"

the urban battlefield
Tactics and techniques of conquest
Occupation and Appeasment
Accumulation by Dispossession
Physical Restructuring
State-led real-estate speculation
Shocks and exceptions
Lucas Feilhaber, UFF
Cartography by Jake Cummings, 2013
Maré, Rio de Janeiro, April 2014
Vila Autódromo, April 2014
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