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Dense and excellent It s difficult to maintain coherence across something this long and all encompassing while keeping muchto an academic style of writing that a journalistic one, with copious use of statistics, theoretical structuring and in depth methodological explanation, but it just about works The result is endlessly multifaceted and impossible to reduce to one conclusion or approach Things are better and they are not. 4.5 5 Had to skim it for a class deadline, but liked this unique book It s a sequel to her earlier book She went back and interviewed the same people in the same favela after 30 years It was very impressively researches Her argument is about rights of citizenship and who gets those rights in this Brazilian city Scholars interested in Rio, in poverty, in Latin America, and in the poorer class s right to personhood will enjoy this book. Not only I have read it, but had the chance to directly engage with Janice during a whole week thank you Noman Foster Foundation I can say that this book is the synthesis of a lifetime of work with Favela dwellers Janice didn t just study it for afar but rather from within, and tracked the evolution of these dwellers along the years.I haven t heard of a similar experience elsewhere so to me this remains an inspiring book and research for social scientistsIn her former book about the Not only I have read it, but had the chance to directly engage with Janice during a whole week thank you Noman Foster Foundation I can say that this book is the synthesis of a lifetime of work with Favela dwellers Janice didn t just study it for afar but rather from within, and tracked the evolution of these dwellers along the years.I haven t heard of a similar experience elsewhere so to me this remains an inspiring book and research for social scientistsIn her former book about the myth of marginality she has affirmed that there s no such a thing ad marginals, the people who live in favelas are among the best people, who are ambitious and want to change their lives for the best This is of course to be apprehended in the context of the stigmatized view of favelas.I think that I got out with a major idea about favelas informal settlements as a whole and that is there is no other way to do things except informally, since there s obviously a huge delay between community needs and state afforded housingMany questions arise, and one that concerns me is about the UN resolution to eradicate slums by 2030 What s the alternative While interesting, I was disappointed that there were fewer concrete conclusions that I had expected It s also interesting how outdated some of therecent information is, given the rapid changes in Rio Also, this could have used better editing, particularly with the parts in Portuguese and some of the translated vocabulary in English Definitely interesting, though there was very little information that was new or revealing. With World Youth Day taking place in Rio this week, and crowds of a million people gathering on the beach, I pulled this book out again This is what I wrote when I first started the book This is an amazing book I have read about half of it, but couldn t wait to post a review and my highest recommendation Dr Perlman, professor and founder president of the Mega Cities Project, shares the stories of people she has followed over four decades in the favela and conjunto communities of Rio de Jan With World Youth Day taking place in Rio this week, and crowds of a million people gathering on the beach, I pulled this book out again This is what I wrote when I first started the book This is an amazing book I have read about half of it, but couldn t wait to post a review and my highest recommendation Dr Perlman, professor and founder president of the Mega Cities Project, shares the stories of people she has followed over four decades in the favela and conjunto communities of Rio de Janeiro such as Nova Brasilia and Catacumba For example, she tells the story of Ze Cabo, once the president of the Residents Association in Nova Brasilia, and his extended family Such multigenerational stories of people s lives also become the story of her life, doing the work of understanding, appreciating, and participating in the lives of Rio s urban poor, and communicating accurately and insightfully about them The word favela was only slightly known to me before The evolving nature of these communities is explored with factual clarity and documentation , with compassion and empathy, but never with sentimentalism Yet Dr Perlman s deep involvement with her life s work and those who have made it possible by opening their homes to her shines through every page, with passion and intense commitment The section in her Introduction titled Why I Love Favelas may open your eyes and change your minds, if you have a preconceived notion of the towns blanketing the hills of Rio, away from Ipanema and Copacabana beaches If you have a desire to better understand where the world is headed in the next century as our largest cities become mega cities, you could not find a better introduction to the heart of the matter My obsession with Brazil has been fed mightily It is displeasing to know that in a land of abundance, there are millions with nothing It seems that Perlman focusedon the issues than the people I think the personal details of follow up interviews were sparse Nonetheless, it s still a country I d like to visit. This is a solid look at a longitudinal study of people in Rio favelas Perlman provides both a clear description of methodology and results from her original work as well as results of the follow up research 30 years later.Read this book if you want a good description of the process of urbanization as realized in Rio, the impact of governmental chaos coupled with indifference, deindustrialization, the cheapening of manual work, and the emergence of drug criminal enterprise as a substitute for la This is a solid look at a longitudinal study of people in Rio favelas Perlman provides both a clear description of methodology and results from her original work as well as results of the follow up research 30 years later.Read this book if you want a good description of the process of urbanization as realized in Rio, the impact of governmental chaos coupled with indifference, deindustrialization, the cheapening of manual work, and the emergence of drug criminal enterprise as a substitute for labor Recommended, particularly for those in the development business as a cautionary tale &BOOK ↼ Favela: Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro ⇔ Janice Perlman wrote the first in depth account of life in the favelas, a book hailed as one of the most important works in global urban studies in the lastyears Now, in Favela, Perlman carries that story forward to the present Re interviewing many longtime favela residents whom she had first met inas well as their children and grandchildren Perlman offers the only long term perspective available on the favelados as they struggle for a better lifePerlman discovers that while educational levels have risen, democracy has replaced dictatorship, and material conditions have improved, many residents feel marginalized than ever The greatest change is the explosion of drug and arms trade and the high incidence of fatal violence that has resulted Yet the greatest challenge of all is job creation decent work for decent pay If unemployment and under paid employment are not addressed, she argues, all other efforts will fail to resolve the fundamental issues Foreign Affairs praises Perlman for writing with compassion, artistry, and intelligence, using stirring personal stories to illustrate larger points substantiated with statistical analysis Good crash course in history of Brazil as context for development and status of Rio s favelas The author s renewed acquaintance and friendship with some favela families, 40 years after she first interviewed them, sets up a rare chance to see what has changed, and what has not, in these vibrant marginal communities, through and beyond drastic political and economic upheavals. I m a fan of longitudinal studies and this one doesn t disappoint Except it does in that its very depressing to see how many of the original participants in Perlman s study ended up 30 years later Perlman does a good job of weaving an interesting story with academic prose.