How Do You Integrate In Your Own Country? An Interdisciplinary Approach to Rural-to Urban Migration and Inclusion in Sao Paulo and Manaus, Brazil
Boccio, Daniel N.
Washington and Lee University -- Poster in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Rural-urban migration -- Social aspects
Rural-urban migration -- Economic aspects
Working class -- Political activity
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Daniel N. Boccio is a member of the Class of 2014 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone and Poster; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]We should view the trend of rural-to-urban migration as critical to the development of Brazil, whether that is through industrial development in São Paulo or commercial development in Manaus. However, the process of absorption of migrants poses a difficult challenge, whether it is in terms of equitable services or inclusion in political consideration. Both cities have taken differing routes, using various political vehicles such as labor unions, environmental organizations, and, a popular means of mobilization in the region, social movements. In the pursuit of this case study of the ways in which migrants to São Paulo and Manaus integrate into the municipal and even national political conversation, we see how to understand and conclude which arrangement is best to ensure a more accessible future for those migrants.Daniel Boccio