The Making of Resistance

Brazil’s Landless Movement and Narrative Enactment

  • Markus Lundström

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Markus Lundström
    Pages 59-80
  3. Markus Lundström
    Pages 81-108
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 121-144

About this book


This Briefs advances a theoretical approach that recognizes social movements as contingent enterprises. It explores the endurance of social movements over time, by developing analytical tools to study how social movement heterogeneities are simultaneously acknowledged and articulated together, through collective narration and practices.  With a unique empirical analysis of one particular narrative – the story of Brazil’s Landless Movement – this Briefs portrays a narrative revisited and revised by movement participants, a story revived through enactment. This Briefs addresses the increasing academic audience seeking to study, and theorize, the multi-colored phenomena of resistance and social movements.    


Dimensions of Resistance Political Subject Formation Brazil's Landless Movement Social Movements in Brazil Social Movements Heterogeneities Social Movements as Contingent Enterprises Resistance and Social Movement Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) MTS Catchphrase The Struggle Continues Analysis of Resistance Continuity Economy and Social Life Understanding Social Reality

Authors and affiliations

  • Markus Lundström
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Economic HistoryStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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