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Ryohei Konta is senior overseas research fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies - Japan External Trade Organization.
Introduction: Key Points of the Study
Chapter 1: Previous Studies on Social Movements
Chapter 2: Social Movements and Participatory Administration in Brazil
Chapter 3: Mutirão: a Participatory Housing Policy of, by, and for the Urban Poor
Chapter 4: Three Field Surveys on Urban Poor Participation in the Social Movements
Chapter 5: The Urban Elderly Poor’s Participation in Housing Movements
Chapter 6: Final Considerations
This book demonstrates that the agency of the urban elderly poor does not disappear when the environment changes. They interact collectively and continuously with the changing structure. With their participation, the elderly poor become more empowered, and socially included, at the micro level.
— Maria da Glória Gohn, The University of Campinas