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Postcards from Rio: Favelas and the Contested Geographies of Citizenship

Kátia da Costa Bezerra


Postcards from Rio examines the complex interconnections between notions of citizenship and space in the works of photographers and video makers. It dialogues with a large body of scholarship on Rio de Janeiro and its favelas in particular. Only that, in this case, the point of departure is a cultural production that, coming from the peripheries, reconfigures dominant images of the favelas, their residents, and the city itself. These new mediators are mostly young people of the favelas, whose daily practices are used as the lens through which they contest stigmatized images of favelas. This cu ... More

Keywords: affirmation of difference, branding, citizenship, daily life, favelas, representation, Rio de Janeiro, stigmatized images, urban space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823276547
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823276547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kátia da Costa Bezerra, author
University of Arizona