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Cities from scratch : poverty and informality in urban Latin America

Author: Brodwyn M Fischer; Bryan McCann; Javier Auyero
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a collection of essays that challenges long-entrenched ideas about the history, nature, and significance of the informal neighborhoods that house the vast majority of Latin America's urban  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brodwyn M Fischer; Bryan McCann; Javier Auyero
ISBN: 9780822355182 0822355183 9780822355335 0822355337
OCLC Number: 846889373
Description: 293 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A century in the present tense : crisis, politics, and the intellectual history of Brazil's informal cities / Brodwyn Fischer --
In and out of the margins : urban land seizures and homeownership in Santiago, Chile / Edward Murphy --
Troubled oasis : the intertwining histories of the Morro dos Cabritos and Bairro Peixoto / Bryan McCann --
Compadres, vecinos, and bróderes in the barrio : kinship, politics, and local territorialization in urban Nicaragua / Dennis Rodgers --
The informal city : an enduring slum or a progressive habitat? / Emilio Duhau --
The favelas of Rio de Janeiro / Ratão Diniz --
Informal cities and community-based organizing / Sujatha Fernandes --
Threshold markets : the production of real-estate value between the favela and the pavement / Mariana Cavalcanti --
Toxic waiting : flammable Shantytown revisited / Javier Auyero.
Responsibility: Brodwyn Fischer, Bryan McCann, and Javier Auyero, editors.

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"Cities From Scratch is an extremely useful effort, both for the detailed case studies it contains and for the wealth of conceptual and analytic ideas that should provide fuel for much new work." -- Read more...

 
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