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The Sights and Voices of Dispossession: The Fight for the Land and the Emerging Culture of the MST (The Movement of the Landless Rural Workers of Brazil)


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'A form of socio-spatial organization in the country. Its main features are the proximity of the dwellings, which can be organized in straight lines, circles, or other geometrical forms, in order to facilitate the access of the families to the working areas. In some cases, the villas have a basic infrastructure, such as electric power, plumbing, schools, health posts, etc. They are set up mainly in colonizing projects and settlements of the Sem Terra'. (Fernandes, Bernardo Mançano. Pequeno Vocabulário da Luta pela Terra. Unpublished).


November 2002

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