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  • Essay On Favela

    Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a favela as a settlement of jerry-built shacks on the outskirts of a Brazilian city. Oxford Dictionary refers to a favela as a Brazilian shack or shantytown; a slum. There are many problems with these definitions of a favela. Most of the problems with these definitions is that they have not evolved with favelas and give a negative connotation to word favela. The definition of a favela may have been appropriate for the favelas of Rio in 1960, but modern day favelas do not fit these definitions as they have evolved from shacks to brick-and-mortar establishments (Perlman, 2009, p. 29). Most favelas now have access to water, electricity, Internet, cable, and sewage. This makes their lives a lot different in comparison…

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  • Urban Life In The 19th Century Essay

    The most well-known slum in India is Dharavi a section of the city of Mumbai. After appearing in the movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” Dharavi began to gain a lot of attention. It is a busy, bustling, fast moving, densely packed city. Similar to Brazil it has little formal infrastructure, and many of the homes are makeshift. The slums of Dharavi did not emerge until the late 19th century. Before then the city was nothing more than a swamp used by fisherman. Around the late 19th century the swamp was…

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  • Relationship Between Poverty And Inequality

    the favelas have become very dangerous place for its residents to live in. Janice Perlman (2009) describes these factors as the ‘ingredients’ that create a ‘violence stew’ (p. 173). These ‘ingredients’ each add to violence and put its residents in a more vulnerable position. Most of these ingredients are caused by a strong drug gangs, indifferent government with unaccountable police, and vulnerable poor population. Each these alone would not necessarily increase the violence seen in Rio today,…

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  • Similarities Of Brazil

    The favelas in Brazil are mainly built on the hillsides and they consist of small shacks where the city’s poor live. Many of the houses are single rooms and lack water, electricity, and plumbing of any kind. In the worst cases, the houses are single room buildings made out of cardboard, plastic and tin roofs held down by rocks. The more established favelas have houses of maybe 2 rooms and are made out of bricks rather than scavenged materials. Benedita da Silva, an Afro-Brazilian woman and…

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  • Favelas In Brazil

    home to one of the poorest places in the world. Favelas, as locals call them, are huge slum areas located in Brazil. Home to 11 million people around the country, there are over 1600 Favelas just in Sao Paulo and these Favelas are only expanding. What are some size and characteristics of Brazilian Slums?: Favelas populate a minimal amount of space for the amount of people living in slums. Favelas in Brazil contain many 3 story buildings because people sell their roof to other slum dwellers and…

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  • Summary Of The Film 'Favela Rising'

    Favela: in Brazil, an urban slum or ghetto; illegal squatter settlement. This is how the film Favela Rising begins. It begins by describing what a favela is, which I am glad it does because this is a term that I have never heard of before. This film discusses what life is like in Brazil and goes through different slums in Brazil. It was made to inform and show people what the slums were like in Brazil and to give the audience a glimpse of what life is like for them. The target audience is…

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  • The Importance Of Geography In The Film The City Of God

    occurring in favelas in Brazil. The view of the city and urban life portrayed is authentic because it was filmed in the favelas and not a movie studio. The development of the City of God through a historical and personal narrative enhanced the approach of the film. The city plays a character, where we see it transform from small uniform apartments to high-rise buildings through the eyes of a character. The urban landscapes change throughout time as evident by the camera’s lighting, where it goes…

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  • Culture And Drug Trafficking Essay

    would be much higher if only a few, large supplies were sent over the border. Similar dynamics of youth gangs as observed in Mexico are observed in the favelas of Brazil in terms of recruitment and organization. However, the favelas in Brazil are also a suitable point of departure to discuss the role of poverty in recruiting youth gangs into drug trafficking. The favelas, where ethnic minorities with a long history of discrimination are segregated, operate as a type of Wild West frontier in…

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  • Importance Of Tourism In Rio De Janeiro

    Alongside the impoverished day laborers and seemingly destitute children, there is a growing club of IT engineers, artists and bohemians, whose presence has led some to describe this place as the “Shored itch of favelas”. De Cristo points out that a four-bedroom house (which, like most of the houses in favelas looks as though it has been cobbled together in a couple of days) is now 17 times more expensive than when the former owner sold it three years ago. And even for Beltrame’s well-laid…

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  • Analysis Of City Of God

    forceful reflection on misery. The idea is that the favela and its characters are glamourized in order to create a great cinematographic show and to achieve the movies international success. The films plot is fairly simple, telling the story of two boys from Cidade de Deus; the kind and non-violent narrator Buscape and the bloodthirsty, unscrupulous Lil Ze. The contradictory structure of the two characters and the lack of further explanation of the reality as to what caused their life to be this…

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