The Invention of the Favela

The Invention of the Favela

For the first time available in English, Licia do Prado Valladares's classic anthropological study of Brazil's vast, densely populated urban living environments reveals how the idea of the favela became an internationally established—and even attractive and exotic—representation of poverty. The study traces how the term "favela" emerged as an analytic category beginning in the mid-1960s, showing how it became the object of immense popular debate and sustained… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (April 29, 2019)

Collection: Latin America in Translation/en Traducción/em Tradução

Page count: 286 pages

Language: English


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