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Postcards from RioFavelas and the Contested Geographies of Citizenship$
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Kátia da Costa Bezerra

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823276547

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823276547.001.0001

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Challenging a Perverse Policy of Exclusion

(p.1) Introduction Favelas
Postcards from Rio

Kátia da Costa Bezerra

Fordham University Press

The introduction historicizes the evolution of favelas in the imaginary of the city. It illustrates how favelas, constructed as a site of Otherness and/or authenticity, have become more recently a consumable good. With the pacification process, favelas have become a seductive component of the city, attracting many interests, and a clear process of urban development is under way. The chapter describes how successive urban remodeling plans have resulted in the eviction of many residents—mostly low-income, black segments of the population. It defines favela-based cultural productions as counter-narratives that are implicated in the articulation of alternative identities and geographies. Finally, it conveys the methods used in the book and the general organization of the book.

Keywords:   counter-narratives, eviction, favelas, geographies, identities, otherness, racism, Rio de Janeiro

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