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Author Penglase, Ben.

Title Living with insecurity in a Brazilian favela : urban violence and daily life / R. Ben Penglase
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 210 pages)
Contents "To live here you have to know how to live" -- "Now you know what it's like" : ethnography in a state of (in)security -- A familiar hillside and dangerous intimates -- Tubarão and Seu Lázaro's dog : drug-traffickers and abnormalization -- "The men are in the area" : police, race and place -- Conclusion : "it was here that Estella was shot."
Summary The residents of Caxambu, a squatter neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, live in a state of insecurity as they face urban violence. Living with Insecurity in a Brazilian Favela examines how inequality, racism, drug trafficking, police brutality, and gang activities affect the daily lives of the people of Caxambu. Some Brazilians see these communities, known as favelas, as centers of drug trafficking that exist beyond the control of the state and threaten the rest of the city. For other Brazilians, favelas are symbols of economic inequality and racial exclusion. Ben Penglase's ethnography goes bey
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Drug traffic -- Social aspects -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Marginality, Social -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Police brutality -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Slums -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Squatter settlements -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Urban poor -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Violence -- Social aspects -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Caxambu (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -- Social conditions.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813565456 (electronic bk.)
9780813565453 (electronic bk.)