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Laws of chance : Brazil's clandestine lottery and the making of urban public life

Author: Amy Chazkel
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, ©2011.
Series: Radical perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the first decades of an informal lottery called the jogo do bicho, or animal game, which originated in Rio de Janeiro in 1892, and remains popular in Brazil today.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Chazkel
ISBN: 9780822349730 0822349736 9780822349884 0822349884
OCLC Number: 682893342
Description: xvii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Origins of the Jogo do Bicho --
The rules of the game --
An underworld of goods --
Playing with money in republican Rio de Janeiro --
Lives of the players --
Vale o escrito.
Series Title: Radical perspectives.
Responsibility: Amy Chazkel.

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"Chazkel's book is insightful and well crafted, providing an in-depth look at one of the practices most commonly associated with the origins of Brazil's current corruption." -- Manuel Balan * Latin Read more...

 
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