Free Riding Rio: Protest, Public Transport and the Politics of a Footboard

dc.contributor.authorKemmer, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-28T15:11:22Z
dc.date.available2020-10-28T15:11:22Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-14
dc.date.updated2020-10-19T15:47:21Z
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the political quality of relations between residents and urban materiality. Against a background of mass protests against transit fare increases in major Brazilian cities, and the violent infrastructural transformations of post‐Olympic Rio de Janeiro, I show how the four‐year suspension of a central city tramline has led to the emergence of new forms of urban collectivity. My case study concentrates on the tramway’s function as “free riding” device, which allows residents to jump on and off the footboard without having to pay for the journey. I draw on filmed accounts of footboard‐riding to examine how embodied relations to urban matter have induced claims for alternative ways of organizing public transport and access to the city. By combining approaches to assemblage, micropolitics and affect, I argue that residents’ attachments to the tramway and its latest technological changes generate ambiguous political mobilizations, ranging from revolutionary to reactionary.en
dc.description.sponsorshipTU Berlin, Open-Access-Mittel – 2020en
dc.identifier.eissn1548-744X
dc.identifier.issn0893-0465
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/11797
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-10686
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc300 Sozialwissenschaftende
dc.subject.otherRio de Janeiroen
dc.subject.otherMicropoliticsen
dc.subject.otherAffecten
dc.subject.otherCollectivityen
dc.subject.otherInfrastructureen
dc.subject.otherMaterialityen
dc.titleFree Riding Rio: Protest, Public Transport and the Politics of a Footboarden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1111/ciso.12245en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue1en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleCity & Societyen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameWileyen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceWeinheimen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend181en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart157en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume32en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 1 Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaften::Inst. Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik::FG Historische Urbanistik / Center for Metropolitan Studies (CMS)de
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 1 Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaftende
tub.affiliation.groupFG Historische Urbanistik / Center for Metropolitan Studies (CMS)de
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistikde
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen

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