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Title Cities from scratch : poverty and informality in urban Latin America / Brodwyn Fischer, Bryan McCann, and Javier Auyero, editors
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (293 pages) : illustrations, maps
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
Summary This collection of essays challenges long-entrenched ideas about the history, nature, and significance of the informal neighborhoods that house the vast majority of Latin America's urban poor. Until recently, scholars have mainly viewed these settlements through the prisms of crime and drug-related violence, modernization and development theories, populist or revolutionary politics, or debates about the cultures of poverty. Yet shantytowns have proven both more durable and more multifaceted than any of these perspectives foresaw. Far from being accidental offshoots of more dynamic economi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index
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Subject Marginality, Social -- Latin America.
Slums -- Latin America.
Urban poor -- Latin America.
Form Electronic book
Author Auyero, Javier, editor
Fischer, Brodwyn M., editor
McCann, Bryan, 1968- editor
ISBN 0822377497 (electronic bk.)
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