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Postcards from Rio: Favelas and the Contested Geographies of Citizenship

Kátia da Costa Bezerra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276547
eISBN:
9780823277223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276547.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Postcards from Rio examines the complex interconnections between notions of citizenship and space in the works of photographers and video makers. It dialogues with a large body of scholarship on Rio ... More


Globalization and the Urban Poor

Janice E. Perlman

in The Poor under Globalization in Asia, Latin America, and Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584758
eISBN:
9780191594533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584758.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

The focus of this chapter is the effect of contemporary globalization on poverty and inequality in cities of the ‘global south’. Specifically it addresses the impact of globalization on marginalized ... More


Contemporary Urbanism Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Vicente del Rio and William Siembieda (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032818
eISBN:
9780813039275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032818.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

For decades, a succession of military regimes and democratic governments in Brazil sought to shape the future of their society through the manipulation of urban spaces. Planned cities were built that ... More


Property Rights, Urban Policy, and the Law: Negotiating Neighbourhood Disputes in a Brazilian Shantytown

Corrine Davis-Rodriguez

in Law and Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260744
eISBN:
9780191698675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Due to industrialization and employment opportunities, Brazil's urban population experienced a significant increase that started during the 1950s. However, because legal and affordable housing ... More


Favelas: Challenging a Perverse Policy of Exclusion

Kátia da Costa Bezerra

in Postcards from Rio: Favelas and the Contested Geographies of Citizenship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276547
eISBN:
9780823277223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276547.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The introduction historicizes the evolution of favelas in the imaginary of the city. It illustrates how favelas, constructed as a site of Otherness and/or authenticity, have become more recently a ... More


Pacification Urbanism: A View from Rio’s Old Industrial Suburbs

Mariana Cavalcanti

in Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060675
eISBN:
9780813050942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060675.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Rio de Janeiro has undertaken massive urban transformations in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. The chapter examines the coupling of favela urbanization programs—such as ... More


Beyond the Belle Époque: on the Border of a ‘Divided City’

Bruno Carvalho

in Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319754
eISBN:
9781781381007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319754.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter covers the first two decades of the twentieth century, when a drastic Paris-inspired urban reform in the Old City helped to create the idea (and to an extent the reality) of ‘two Rios de ... More


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