The Leeds Prize is awarded each year by the Society for Urban/National/Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) for the outstanding book in urban, national and/or transnational anthropology published in 2018.
While the mainstream media villainized the Bolsonaro voters, presenting them as either the entreguista economic elite, ready to offer its natural resources to the old colonial powers, or as people full of hate and anger, a closer look at this electorate allows one to notice nuances among supporters and also remind us that votes are, in the end, the currency that people exchange to meet their needs.
It was wonderful to see so many familiar and new faces at the SUNTA business meeting in San José, and special thanks to those who skipped the beginning of the Joint Sections Reception—which SUNTA is delighted to co-sponsor—in order to attend. We hope to see you again at the May SUNTA-SANA conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This conversation takes place with two ethnographers of Los Angeles: Juli Grigsby and Damien Sojoyner. In this short piece, we discuss the impact of gentrification and its insidious process removing of Black communities through the building of rail infrastructure.