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Auctioning Patronage in Northeast Brazil: The Political Value of Money in a Ritual Market
Fundraising auctions help people in a small rural town in Northeast Brazil reckon with the effects that currency stabilization and democratization have had on municipal politics. These simultaneous processes have made ...
Clientelism, Elections, and the Dialectic of Numerical People in Northeast Brazil
(UNIV CHICAGO PRESS, 2018-04-01)
© 2018 by The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. This paper explores rural Brazilians’ interpretations of and ethical reflections on political clientelism. Brazilian elites often regard the people of the ...