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A Narrative of Resistance: A Brief History of the Dandara Community, Brazil

Rural Extension Department, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, MG 31310-530, Brazil
Faculty of Communication and Arts, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG 30535-000, Brazil
Brigadas Populares, the people of Dandara, São Paulo 31370-660, Brazil
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Humanities 2017, 6(3), 70;
Received: 7 July 2017 / Accepted: 18 August 2017 / Published: 5 September 2017
This paper presents a brief report on the history of the Dandara Occupation, in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Through a general panorama of the strategies and resistance of the residents and movements involved; this paper shows the importance of the occupied territory in the struggle for the right to housing in the city. Through the narratives of the residents, references and photographic remnants of the initial years of the occupation, a temporal line is developed to the present day that reveals the challenges and opportunities for the people of Dandara in the making of their community. View Full-Text
Keywords: Dandara; Occupation; Belo Horizonte Dandara; Occupation; Belo Horizonte
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Ribeiro, B.; Oelze, F.; Lopes, O.S. A Narrative of Resistance: A Brief History of the Dandara Community, Brazil. Humanities 2017, 6, 70.

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