Brazilian Mobilities presents an overview of the diversity of mobility studies developed in Brazil. It builds a picture of a strong Latin-American perspective emerging in the field of mobilities research, which provides unique insight into the complex dynamics of mobilities in the emerging countries from the Global South.

Addressing such different areas as tourism, urbanization, media studies, social inequalities, marketing and mega-events, transport and technology, among others, the contributors use the new mobilities paradigm, or NMP (Sheller & Urry, 2006) as a starting point to reflect about the social changes experienced in the country and they also engage with newer literature on mobilities, including work done by Brazilian and Latin-American authors depending on the subject of each individual chapter.

Illustrating to scholars the uniqueness and complexity of the Brazilian social-political and economic context, the book was organized in order to be a representative sample of the studies carried out in Brazil, as well as to contribute to other academic investigations on (im)mobilities and different social realities in emerging countries.

chapter |8 pages


ByMaria Alice de Faria Nogueira, Camila Maria dos Santos Moraes

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

Moving on

How mobile is tourism research on transport in Brazil?
ByThiago Allis, Rafael Castro, Carla Fraga

chapter Chapter 2|18 pages

The mobilities of the favela and the social life of souvenirs

ByBianca Freire-Medeiros, Palloma Valle Menezes

chapter Chapter 3|12 pages

Green favelas

Past, present, and futures of favela tourism in Rio de Janeiro
ByCamila Maria dos Santos Moraes

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

After COR

Social impacts of a smart city initiative on Rio de Janeiro’s mobilities
ByJoão Alcântara de Freitas

chapter Chapter 5|11 pages

I live here, but I’ve never been inside it

Narratives on social tourism of the homeless population in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil1
ByBernardo Cheibub, Jordania Eugenio

chapter Chapter 6|13 pages

Vulnerabilities in movement

Experiences from the research project I Exist and Move
ByCamila Maciel Campolina Alves Mantovani, Sônia Caldas Pessoa

chapter Chapter 7|13 pages

The use of geographic information system (GIS) for the promotion of citizenship through the improvement of the conditions of accessibility in urban spaces

An application of the Project Ponto Certo
ByMacello Medeiros, Rita Vieira, Elton Andrade

chapter Chapter 8|13 pages

Urban mobility and citizenship in Brazil

Advances in the legal framework
ByFilipe Marino

chapter Chapter 9|14 pages

Is it more ‘Pokémon’ than ‘go’?

New mobilities paradigm in locative gaming
ByLuiz Adolfo Andrade

chapter Chapter 10|15 pages

Advertising discourse from the perspective of the new mobilities paradigm

ByMaria Alice de Faria Nogueira

chapter Chapter 11|15 pages


Mobile journalism during the June Journeys
ByFernanda da Costa Portugal Duarte

chapter Chapter 12|9 pages

The Internet as a facilitator of mobilities in rural areas

ByAriane Fernandes da Conceição, Sergio Schneider

chapter Chapter 13|13 pages

Why are we writing and speaking in English?

Coloniality of academic communication and its uneven mobilities
ByLeo Name