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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 175–209.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of political propaganda commissioned by the Estado Novo in the early 1940s ( Obra Getuliana ); and contemporary images of Rio de Janeiro favela dwellers taken by the inhabitants of the favelas themselves as part of the communitarian projects of “visual inclusion.” While examining these photographs, we find...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 219–227.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the muffled weeping distant popping sounds are heard. In the sec- onds that follow, the sounds grow explosive, and the grave diggers calmly tell the mourners to fling themselves to the ground, since the noises come from gunshots exchanged between contending drug dealers located in a nearby favela perched...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 229–243.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and an art photographer. Your trajectory is even men- tioned in the fiction film City of God, by the main protagonist, the young man from the favela who desires to be a photojournalist and seeks your fictional per- sona in the newspaper Jornal do Brasil as a possible sponsor for his images. Why did you...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., the mother added a companion inquiry: “Did he have a tattoo?” Perhaps to please her mother, perhaps because it was the truth, the girl responded with a nod. The police were called. They scoured the neighborhood: a favela on the outskirts of the capital of a small state in northeastern Brazil. The most...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 349–367.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., London, Paris, and Berlin combined live and operate in informal and unplanned environments, without access to basic services or infrastructure. There is some disagreement among scholars about whether neg- ative terms such as slums, favelas, or barrios should be used to describe these informal...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 193–195.
Published: 01 January 2015
.... 2013. Refrains for Moving Bodies: Experience and Experiment in Affective Spaces . Durham, NC: Duke University Press. McCann, Bryan. 2014. Hard Times in the Marvelous City: From Dictatorship to Democracy in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro . Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Markowitz, Fran, ed...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (2): 303–328.
Published: 01 May 1996
... of town. Consequently, the poorest population had to move either to favelas and corticos in the central areas of town, or to distant municipalities in the metropolitan regi~n.~According to a recent study by the office of Siio Paulo’s Secretary of Housing, residents in faveZas represented 1.1...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 261–289.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in February ( Datafolha 2014 : 36; 2015: 35). Why the disjuncture? Poor neighborhoods and favelas are often farthest from transfer stations and on the highest ground. The poorest homes lack water tanks to store water if it does reach them, which means that their homes cannot accumulate water if and when...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 645–663.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and judgment before being released. Only one prisoner that we spoke with, a man named Francisco, was in this prison after being found guilty for killing a young black man on the job in a city favela . (Francisco also describes police officers as specially trained “hunting dogs” that need to go through...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 167–175.
Published: 01 January 2011
... on the previously hegemonic status quo from below, to provide a perspective on this planet of slums from the favela rather than Elysée or the elite Western ivory tower, to offer an account of knowledge without the baggage of certain values hitherto endemic in Western perspectives. One of the first forms...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 385–419.
Published: 01 May 2012
... in the making. Through the construction of their houses, residents experience social mobility and engage- ment with the process of urbanizing the city. Autoconstructed neighborhoods are not favelas, even when precarious and in the initial phase of construction. Typically, favelas are built on invaded land...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 295–312.
Published: 01 January 1999
..., at the intersection of Belle Époque buildings, baroque churches, and mod- ernist skyscrapers, the tunes of the samba descended from the favelas.12 In favor of the preservation of the street ambiance, Freyre argued in vain against models of urbanization that privileged the automobile and condemned to oblivion...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 447–468.
Published: 01 September 2019
... ). Pilo’ Francesca . 2017 . “ A Socio-technical Perspective to the Right to the City: Regularizing Electricity Access in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas .” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 41 , no. 3 : 396 – 413 . Sives Amanda . 2010 . Elections, Violence...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 539–561.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., human rights organizations calculated that more than five thousand people were killed by the police between 2005 and 2014 in Rio de Janeiro as part of the so-called pacification of the favelas. In the Philippines, official statistics reveal that just within the months of July and August 2016 more than...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 347–372.
Published: 01 September 2004
... in relation to other kinds of urban agglomerations elsewhere (the urban ghetto, the favela) or in South Africa itself (the inner city, the squatter camp, the homeland, new kinds of settlements of poor black South Africans) and to track the traffic between these places. Such is the case of informal...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 317–350.
Published: 01 May 2016
... process is incomplete. Our urban history is defined by a series of discontinuities, ruptures, tragedies, and crises associated with rapid urbanization. Each year there are floods and landslides affecting the favelas and shacks built over water streams and other risk areas. Crisis is not an exceptional...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 209–246.
Published: 01 January 2006
... death zones in inner cit- ies and favelas are not all that dissimilar from the sites of greatest danger here; indeed, relative enclaving is, arguably, a better key to the calculus of risk than are national aggregates...