Poverty’s Metropolization in São Paulo: Real State Dynamics, Violence and the Sociospatial Organization Of The Metropolis

Geografares. 2016;21(21):61-78 DOI 10.7147/GEO21.11810


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Journal Title: Geografares

ISSN: 1518-2002 (Print); 2175-3709 (Online)

Publisher: Editora da Geografia

Society/Institution: Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

LCC Subject Category: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation: Geography (General)

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Portuguese, French, Spanish

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Thiago Canettieri (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG))


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Time From Submission to Publication: 26 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This paper aims to highlight the constant process of expulsion that the poor are subjected in Brazilian metropolises. From geography and critical urbanism bibliography is mobilized concepts to understand the relationship between the reproduction of real estate capital and the resulting violence against the working class, sustained by an empirical approach to the case of São Paulo using a cartographic analysis. It aims to demonstrate how the production of space in a metropolis is oriented to meet the demands of capital represents a denial for the working classes. The process in question is the elitism Polo city (São Paulo) and a poverty extension towards the metropolitan peripheries. This sociospatial shape is maintained by the continued dispossession of the working class, which by violent way, undergo the structure imposed for the occurrence of reproduction of capital and represents a link between the need for expansion of real estate capital and the increase in precarious periphery.