Introduction: Voices of Contestation: Obstacles and Paths to Citizenship in Contemporary Brazilian Literature 1. Luiz Ruffato: Landscapes of Disrepair and Despair in Inferno provisorio 2. Fridges and Suburbs in the New World Order: Fernando Bonassi's Spaces of Abjection 3. Practical Handbook of Citizenship. Negating/Negotiating Human Rights in Sao Paulo's Periphery 4. Cartographies of Hope: Charting Empowerment in Guia afetivo da periferia Epilogue
Leila Lehnen is an Associate Professor of of Latin American Literature and Culture at the University of New Mexico, USA.
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