Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio De JaneiroeBook - 2009
A billion people, almost half of all city dwellers in the developing world, live in squatter settlements. The most famous of these settlements are the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, which have existed for over a century and continue to outpace the rest of the city in growth. Janice Perlman's award-winning The Myth of Marginality was the first in-depth account of life in the favelas, and it is considered one of the most important books in global urban studies in the last 40 years. Now, in Favela, Perlman carries that story forward to the present. Re-interviewing many longtime favela residents whom.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York : 2009
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxix, 412 pages) : illustrations, maps