Laughter Out of Place

Laughter Out of Place

Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in A Rio Shantytown

eBook - 2013
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Donna M. Goldstein presents a hard-hitting critique of urban poverty and violence and challenges much of what we think we know about the ""culture of poverty"" in this compelling read. Drawing on more than a decade of experience in Brazil, Goldstein provides an intimate portrait of everyday life among the women of the favelas, or urban shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro, who cope with unbearable suffering, violence and social abandonment. The book offers a clear-eyed view of socially conditioned misery while focusing on the creative responses-absurdist and black humor-that people generate amid dai.
Publisher: University of California Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781299854307
1299854303
9780520955417
0520955412
9780520276048
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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