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HITA, Maria Gabriela  and  GLEDHILL, John. The politics of hate in Brazil. Alteridades [online]. 2019, vol.29, n.58, pp.47-58.  Epub Feb 12, 2021. ISSN 2448-850X.

The social impacts of neoliberal capitalism combined with colonial legacies have supported the instrumentalization of a politics of resentment on the part of the far-right in many countries. With an ethnographic perspective, we explore in depth how a politics of hate implanted itself in contemporary Brazilian society. With data from a low-income community in Brazil, we analyse the development of the strong polarization that began in 2016, within and between different social classes, which served as the basis for a notable electoral victory by the far-right.

Keywords : policy of hate; far-right; social resentment; neoliberal capitalism; ethnographical perspectives from below; Brazil.

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