Novos Estudos - CEBRAP
On-line version ISSN 1980-5403
OLIVEIRA, Francisco de. O vício da virtude: autoconstrução e acumulação capitalista no Brasil. Novos estud. - CEBRAP [online]. 2006, n.74, pp. 67-85. ISSN 1980-5403. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-33002006000100005.
This conference puts into question the role of collaborative building to the improvement of habitation conditions in Brazil. It is suggested that this method should neither be estimulated nor be transformed into public policy, for it depends on unemployed workers and does not contribute to create a real-estate market.
Keywords : collaborative building; self-construction; popular habitation; public policy.