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Cities from scratch : poverty and informality in urban Latin America / Brodwyn Fischer, Bryan McCann, and Javier Auyero, editors.

Contributor(s): Fischer, Brodwyn M | McCann, Bryan, 1968- | Auyero, Javier.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014Description: 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780822355335 (paperback).Subject(s): Slums -- Latin America | Urban poor -- Latin America | Marginality, Social -- Latin AmericaDDC classification: 307.3364098 CIT
Contents:
A century in the present tense : crisis, politics, and the intellectual history of Brazil's informal cities / Brodwyn Fischer -- In and out of the margins : urban land seizures and homeownership in Santiago, Chile / Edward Murphy -- Troubled oasis : the intertwining histories of the Morro dos Cabritos and Bairro Peixoto / Bryan McCann -- Compadres, vecinos, and bróderes in the barrio : kinship, politics, and local territorialization in urban Nicaragua / Dennis Rodgers -- The informal city : an enduring slum or a progressive habitat? / Emilio Duhau -- The favelas of Rio de Janeiro / Ratão Diniz -- Informal cities and community-based organizing / Sujatha Fernandes -- Threshold markets : the production of real-estate value between the favela and the pavement / Mariana Cavalcanti -- Toxic waiting : flammable Shantytown revisited / Javier Auyero.
Summary: Offers a collection of essays that challenges long-entrenched ideas about the history, nature, and significance of the informal neighborhoods that house the vast majority of Latin America's urban poor.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index.

A century in the present tense : crisis, politics, and the intellectual history of Brazil's informal cities / Brodwyn Fischer -- In and out of the margins : urban land seizures and homeownership in Santiago, Chile / Edward Murphy -- Troubled oasis : the intertwining histories of the Morro dos Cabritos and Bairro Peixoto / Bryan McCann -- Compadres, vecinos, and bróderes in the barrio : kinship, politics, and local territorialization in urban Nicaragua / Dennis Rodgers -- The informal city : an enduring slum or a progressive habitat? / Emilio Duhau -- The favelas of Rio de Janeiro / Ratão Diniz -- Informal cities and community-based organizing / Sujatha Fernandes -- Threshold markets : the production of real-estate value between the favela and the pavement / Mariana Cavalcanti -- Toxic waiting : flammable Shantytown revisited / Javier Auyero.

Offers a collection of essays that challenges long-entrenched ideas about the history, nature, and significance of the informal neighborhoods that house the vast majority of Latin America's urban poor.

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