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Author Penglase, Ben,
Title Living with insecurity in a Brazilian favela : urban violence and daily life / R. Ben Penglase.
Imprint New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2014]

Subject Marginality, Social -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Violence -- Social aspects -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Urban poor -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Slums -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Squatter settlements -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Drug traffic -- Social aspects -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Police brutality -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Caxambu (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -- Social conditions.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 210 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9780813565453 (electronic bk.)
0813565456 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 892910936
Additional Format Print version: Penglase, Ben. Living with insecurity in a Brazilian favela 9780813565446 (DLC) 2013042859 (OCoLC)868147142