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This chapter explores the protests of June 2013 and their aftermath. It argues that while the Brazilian protests indeed borrowed the practices and formats of Occupy, 15M, and the Arab Spring, they are difficult to reduce to a single logic, set of motivations, or even a symbolic target. Brazil’s protests were driven by varied causes and their ostensible spark, bus fares, multiplied into scores of causes and demands that characterized the mobilizations. The chapter explores the relationship between this movement—a very visible manifestation of the “contentious face of cultural-political struggles”—and the country’s very robust system of participatory democracy and its...

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