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Author Goldstein, Donna M.

Title Laughter Out of Place : Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown
Published [Place of publication not identified] : University of California Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series California series in public anthropology
California series in public anthropology.
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Marginality, Social -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Poor -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- Humor.
Poor -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Sex -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Slums -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Violence -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Humor.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520955412 (electronic bk.)
1299854303 (electronic bk.)
9780520955417 (electronic bk.)
9781299854307 (electronic bk.)