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Author : Janice Perlman
ISBN : 0199798974
Genre : Social Science
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Janice Perlman wrote the first in-depth account of life in the favelas, a book hailed as one of the most important works in global urban studies in the last 30 years. Now, in Favela, Perlman carries that story forward to the present. Re-interviewing many longtime favela residents whom she had first met in 1969--as well as their children and grandchildren--Perlman offers the only long-term perspective available on the favelados as they struggle for a better life. Perlman discovers that while educational levels have risen, democracy has replaced dictatorship, and material conditions have improved, many residents feel more marginalized than ever. The greatest change is the explosion of drug and arms trade and the high incidence of fatal violence that has resulted. Yet the greatest challenge of all is job creation--decent work for decent pay. If unemployment and under-paid employment are not addressed, she argues, all other efforts will fail to resolve the fundamental issues. Foreign Affairs praises Perlman for writing "with compassion, artistry, and intelligence, using stirring personal stories to illustrate larger points substantiated with statistical analysis."
Category: Social Science

The Spectacular Favela

Author : Erika Mary Robb Larkins
ISBN : 9780520958692
Genre : Social Science
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In Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, traffickers assert power through conspicuous displays of wealth and force, brandishing high-powered guns, gold jewelry, and piles of cash and narcotics. Police, for their part, conduct raids reminiscent of action films or video games, wearing masks and riding in enormous armored cars called "big skulls." Images of these spectacles circulate constantly in local, national, and global media, masking everyday forms of violence, prejudice, and inequality. The Spectacular Favela offers a rich ethnographic examination of the political economy of spectacular violence in Rocinha, Rio’s largest favela. Based on more than two years of residence in the community, the book explores how entangled forms of violence shape everyday life and how that violence is, in turn, connected to the market economy. Erika Robb Larkins shows how favela violence is produced as a marketable global brand. While this violence is projected in disembodied form through media, the favela is also sold as an embodied experience through the popular practice of favela tourism. The commodification of the favela becomes a form of violence itself; favela violence is transformed into a commercially viable byproduct of a profit-driven war on drugs, which serves to keep the poor marginalized. This book tells the story of how traffickers, police, cameras, tourists, and even anthropologists come together to create what the author calls the "spectacular favela."
Category: Social Science

Favela Media Activism

Author : Leonardo Custódio
ISBN : 9781498530002
Genre : History
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This book is an in-depth ethnographic and interdisciplinary study about how young people engage in media activism in impoverished and violence-ridden favelas in Rio de Janeiro. It analyzes uses of media and mobilization for struggles for human rights and social change in contexts of racial and social inequalities and discrimination.
Category: History

Living In The Crossfire

Author : Maria Alves
ISBN : 9781439900055
Genre : History
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Communities organizing to end Brazil's urban war on drugs
Category: History


Author : Misha Glenny
ISBN : 9780385351041
Genre : True Crime
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The astonishing story of an ordinary man forced to make a decision that would turn his world upside down How did Antônio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, a hardworking young father, become the king of Rocinha, the largest slum in Rio; the head of a drug cartel; and perhaps Brazil’s most wanted criminal, known to all as “Nem”? Nemesis is the riveting account of his ruthless ascent in Rio’s terrifying underworld, his sway over its anarchic outlaw culture, and his accidental fall. Nem tried to bring welfare and justice to a playground of gang culture and destitution, but he quickly found himself embroiled in a world of gold hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police officers and rich-kid addicts, quixotic politicians and drug lords with math degrees. Spanning rainforests and high-security prisons, filthy slums and glittering shopping malls, Nemesis chronicles Brazil’s journey into the global spotlight—and the battle for the beautiful but damned city of Rio as it struggles to break free from a tangled web of corruption, violence, drugs and poverty. Nem is held at the center of it all, locked in a fight for his country’s future. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: True Crime


Author : Alex Hijmans
ISBN : 9781908057464
Genre : Literary Collections
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NOTE: Please note that this book is in not in the English language; it is an Irish-language work only. Dutch-born journalist Alex Hijmans lives in one of Brazil's many poor and dangerous suburbs. As the only white person in this district, populated with the impoverished descendants of Africans who were brought as slaves to Brazil, he ponders the great life secret of these suffering souls: how can they live contented lives in a place devoid of worldly possessions?
Category: Literary Collections

The Favela Bairro Project

Author : Rodolfo Machado
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114591766
Genre : Architecture
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The favelas of Rio de Janeiro are shantytowns that lack even the most basic infrastructure and services. The Favela-Bairro Project, featuring the work of Jorge Mario Jauregui Architects, seeks to turn these blighted areas into functioning neighborhoods, or bairros. Jauregui's design initiatives include the construction of community centers offering recreational activities and job training, daycare facilities, communal kitchens, and new streets and pedestrian walkways. These projects facilitate movement within the favelas, create links to the city center, address health and environmental concerns, and taken collectively, improve the sociological and economic status of the favelas.
Category: Architecture

Picture A Favela

Author : André Diniz
ISBN : 190683850X
Genre : Graphic novels
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Andre Diniz tells the extraordinary story of Mauricio Hora, who lives in one of the most dangerous slums (favelas) in Rio, Brazil. In spite of the odds, Hora has made a name for himself internationally as a photographer. We are led from his challenging childhood, living with his drug dealer father, up to the present day."
Category: Graphic novels

The Globalization Of Poverty Tourism The Favela Carioca As A Touristic Destination

Author : Carina Zimmermann
ISBN : 9783668295704
Genre : Political Science
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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Globalization, Political Economics, grade: 1,0, University of Applied Sciences Fulda (Sozial-und Kulturwissenschaften), course: Globalization, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this paper is to describe the favela tourism in Rio de Janeiro as a globalized phenomenon in the context of ethic debates. Is favela tourism good or bad? Is it ethical to gaze at poor people and to take pictures of their houses? Is poverty tourism exploitation? Do slum tours profit of the tour? Is the favela tourism in the favor of the community? In the case of Rio: does the favela tourism help to integrate the favelas into the former city? Poverty tourism is a complex and globalized phenomenon. The location Rio de Janeiro was chosen because of the peculiarity of its topography and history and because of a personal interest by the author. Furthermore, Rio's favelas have always been the focus of a more alternative type of tourism and due to the violence they have never been part of the traditional tourism. But since the movie Cidade de Deus (2002) the favelas as a touristic destination gained importance.
Category: Political Science