(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

From Necropolis to Blackpolis : necropolitical governance and Black spatial praxis in São Paulo, Brazil

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ALVES J.A. (1) ;
(1) Centro de Estudios Afrodiasporicos (CEAF/ICESI), Cali, COLOMBIE


This article analyses necropolitical governance and Black spatial praxis in São Paulo, Brazil. It demonstrates that space matters as a deadly tool through which police killings, economic marginalization, and mass incarceration produce the very geographies (here referred to as “the black necropolis”) that the state aims to counteract in its war against the black urban poor. Yet, within the context of necropolitical governance, blackness appears as a spatially grounded praxis that enables victims of state terror to reclaim their placeless location as a political resource for redefining themselves and the polis


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no2 [pp. 323-339]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



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