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Relations between collectives with the Journeys of June

Olívia Cristina Perez About the author


This article discusses political organizations called collectives and their relations with the cycle of protests known as the Jornadas de Junho (June Journeys) in 2013. As part of this exploratory research, we interviewed the members of 21 collectives throughout the city of Teresina and systematized 725 pages of information about the collectives documented on the social network Facebook. The results indicate that these collectives were created mainly in the last six years, and members of some of them identified the collectives as a form of political organization after the June Journeys. In addition to this relationship, the collectives criticize political parties and traditional organizations due to their hierarchies and inefficiency. Criticism of the government and parties were also common at the June Journeys. In opposition to this model of political organization, some collectives advocate more autonomous and horizontal practices. To understand the emergence of organizations after the protests, we review the literature of theorists of social movements. This text contributes to studies on social mobilization by analyzing the legacies of the June Journeys, such as incentives to engage in collectives.

collectives; Journeys of June; antipartisanism

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