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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Martijn Oosterbaan This article explores the ways in which Pentecostal media, especially electro-acoustic media, are integrated in the everyday life of a favela in Rio de Janeiro. It argues that the popularity of Pentecostal radio has to be understood in relation to the sociocultural meaning...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Lise Sedrez; Roberta Biasillo Abstract The article illustrates the reemergence of the Atlantic Forest biome in Morro da Babilônia, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, due to a reforestation project started in the 1980s conducted by institutional actors and the local community. The forest has played...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in the nineteenth century, I argue that both James and Oiticica independently discovered its active remains in what I call “the aesthetic sociality of blackness,” the popular practices they encountered among the predominantly black residents of the barrack-yards of Port of Spain and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (4 (69)): 53–65.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Janeiro at the beginning of the 1990s. In the final months of 1992 and again in the winter of 1993, a series of arrastões (looting rampages) was carried out by youths from the outlying favelas and opportunistically over- dramatized by the media, sending the middle classes into panic...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 69–81.
Published: 01 June 2013
... territorialization between the favelas and the city.7 In these fictions, criminality reflects upon the ultimate failure of the modern national project; the poor turned into criminals are thus the epitome of a more general condition of abandonment...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 71–91.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Ivana Bentes on the representation of peripheries in Brazilian audiovisual forms. One of Bentes’s starting points is that the poor are today not “excluded” in the traditional sense but rather inserted into consumer society; hence, favelas are highly productive locations in capitalism. She argues...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): np.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Brian Larkin 101 Spiritual Attunement: Pentecostal Radio in the Soundscape of a Favela in Rio de Janeiro  •  Martijn Oosterbaan 123 Contributors Maria José A. de Abreu is a doctoral student in the Amsterdam School of Social Science...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of constituting the people in a moment when they are faced with possible dissolution. Oosterbaan’s analysis of the soundscape of a favela in Rio de Janeiro takes as its starting point the materiality of sound and its elusive, con- taminatory...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2022
... 2020 to protests in Ecuador against rapid removal of oil subsidies to the detriment of the urban poor, from huge marches in the favelas of São Paulo to the state governor's palace by masses of people demanding economic support to anticurfew protests by slumdwellers in Nairobi, examples of urban...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 9–15.
Published: 01 December 2004
... of the favela gangs in Rio de Janeiro. More important, slum communities can preserve and transmit ancient rural and urban solidarities. Thus the colonias populares of Mexico City, as Carlos Monsiváis has shown...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 111–127.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... ____. 2001 . La circulation des enfants pauvres au Bresil: Une pratique locale dans un monde globalisé. Anthropologie et sociétés 24 : 24 -43. ____. 2002 . Inequality near and far: Adoption as seen from the Brazilian favelas. Law and Society Review 36 : 236 -53. ____. Forthcoming...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
... networks of the first-world global cities, with their frictionless, speedy flows of metropolitan labor and capital, in stark contrast to the “dirty” quotidian world of the sweatshops and maquiladoras or the favelas and refugee camps...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... point into ghettoized blackness as a territorial ecology is provided by Laura Harris. Using the barrack yard and favela as configu- rations that are particular to Trinidad and Rio de Janeiro, respectively, Harris sets out the terms for a genealogy...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... narrative that launches Rapley’s essay. “You,” the reader, “enter the ghetto through a warren of decrepit alleys” that turn out to be a gang-run favela in Kingston, a “statelet” that Rapley also terms a “gangsters’ paradise.” Here the privileged reader of Foreign Affairs encounters the threat...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (3 (152)): 17–35.
Published: 01 September 2022
... as “an ongoing threat to democratic stability and security” ( Goldstein, “Toward a Critical Anthropology,” 496 ). For an example of how fear and exhaustion related to criminal activity in one Brazilian favela led to initial support for the pacification programs in Rio, see Fahlberg, “It Was Totally Different...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (3 (92)): 125–145.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of the peasantry to global barrios and favelas and ghettos — not least in the United States — and the extraordinarily rapid industrialization of the world’s South has led to a vast remaking of the working classes; one economist has said...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 13–33.
Published: 01 June 2008
... at www.lancs.ac .U.K./fass/sociology/papers/suchman-figuring-personhood.pdf. 3. See Michel Agier, L’invention de la ville: Banlieues, townships, invasions et favelas (Amsterdam: Editions des Archives contemporaines, 1999); Ashley Dawson...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 31–50.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of outlying shantytowns, bidonvilles, and favelas would sprout like fungi or cancer on the older, more structured city they surrounded and infiltrated. Critics in the humanities have been quick to take up Davis’s sociohistorical work. Ashley Dawson and Brent...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
.... Thousands of people marched from the favelas of São Paulo to the state governor's palace demanding economic support. Since November 2020 hundreds of thousands of farmers have stormed India's capital city to protest the unjust farm laws that the government introduced and that cede farming to India's private...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
...): 314 – 35. See also Vicki Brennan, “Take Control: The Labor of Immediacy in Yoruba Christian Music,” Journal of Popular Music Studies 24, no. 4 (2012): 411 – 29; Martijn Oosterbaan, “Spiritual Attunement Pentecostal Radio in the Soundscape of a Favela...