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The invention of the favela

Author: Licia do Prado Valladares; Robert Nelson Anderson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Series: Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For the first time available in English, Licia do Prado Valladares's classic anthropological study of Brazil's vast, densely populated urban living environments reveals how the idea of the favela became an internationally established--and even attractive and exotic--representation of poverty. The study traces how the term'favela'emerged as an analytic category beginning in the mid-1960s, showing how it became the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: e-books
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Licia do Prado Valladares; Robert Nelson Anderson
ISBN: 1469649993 1469650002 9781469649993 9781469650005
OCLC Number: 1239731625
Notes: Translation of: A invenção da favela : do mito de origem afavela.com. Rio de Janeiro : Editora FGV, 2005.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne.
Contents: Genesis of the Rio favela: from country to city, from rejection to control --
The shift to the social sciences --
The favela of the socialsciences --
The favela, the web, and the census: a disconcerting reality.
Series Title: Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução.
Other Titles: Invenção da favela.
Responsibility: Licia do Prado Valladares ; translatedby Robert N. Anderson.

Abstract:

"For the first time available in English, Licia do Prado Valladares's classic anthropological study of Brazil's vast, densely populated urban living environments reveals how the idea of the favela became an internationally established--and even attractive and exotic--representation of poverty. The study traces how the term'favela'emerged as an analytic category beginning in the mid-1960s, showing how it became the object of immense popular debate and sustained social science research. But the concept of the favela so favored by social scientists is not, Valladares argues, a straightforward reflection of its social reality, and it often obscures more than it reveals.The established representation of favelas undercuts more complex, accurate, and historicized explanations of Brazilian development. It marks and perpetuates favelas as zones of exception rather than as integral to Brazil's modernization over the past century. And it has had important repercussions for the direction of research and policy affecting the lives of millions of Brazilians. Valladares's foundational book will be welcomed by all who seek to understand Brazil'sevolution into the twenty-first century."--EBSCO.

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