Mundane and Everyday Politics for and from the Neighborhood

Pablo D. Fernández, Ignasi Martí, Tomás Farchi

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Social movement scholars and activists have recognized the difficulties of mobilizing people for the long haul, moving from the exuberance of the protest to the dull and ordinary work necessary to produce sustainable change. Drawing on ethnographic work in La Juanita, in Greater Buenos Aires, we look at local actions for and from the neighborhood in order to resist political domination, taken by people who have been unemployed for long periods of time. We identified concrete and local practices and interventions—which we call mundane and everyday politics – that are embedded in a territory and go beyond the typical practices of social movements and the expected infrapolitical activity in allowing the disfranchised to engage in the political process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-223
Number of pages23
JournalOrganization Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017


  • autonomism
  • collective mobilization
  • infrapolitics
  • social movements
  • territory


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