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    The Dangers Of Slums

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    Nations agency Habitat, "there are approximately one billion people living in slums globally". They further say that although only 6% of people in developed countries live in these areas, about 78.2% of people living in less developed countries suffer from slum conditions. That amounts to "one third of the global urban population" (Owusu et al. 180). The UN-Habitat has given us some very accurate information in order for us to have a better understanding about the seriousness of the topic at hand. With such a huge number of people living in slum environments, it is neccessary to address whatever problems exist in these areas. However, issues concerning the physical conditions of slums often get more attention compared…

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    Planet Of Slums

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    Why are there slums, and what can we do about it? Slums are a worldwide phenomenon being present virtually in every region of the world, and having an immense diversity among them. Mike Davis and Robert Sampson are two authors who approached this issue on their own respective books, from a rather different perspective, but maintaining the topic of urban poverty as the overarching object of analysis. Davis directly addresses the slums as a global issue, giving different characteristics that are…

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    Mike Davis Planet Of Slums: Final In this essay I am going to explain why Mike Davis places responsibility on the treason of state, international banks, and lending institutions for the horrific conditions in what he describes as the urban south. I will also explain why there is a vast migration from the rural villages to the megacities of the third world. As well as the ideas of thinkers like Hernando de Soto and what Davis sees as his mistaken ideas. Mike Davis offers a…

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    A.) Conflict Theory / pg.27: Theoretical framework in which society is viewed as composed of groups that are competing for scarce resources After watching this video I realized that there was a conflict theory going on in these "mega slums". One of the biggest resources that is most competed for is water. Water is so scarce and is distributed unevenly throughout the slums of Dharavi. It 's causing many conflicts. The allocation of water resources is also an issue. More water from the dams is…

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    Society/pg.145- people who share a culture and society. In the video you can see what type of society the dharvi slum residents have compared to the people in the surrounding city. Even though crime may run amok you can see that the families of this society have tight knit bond with each other. They also may not all do the same jobs but many share the same ambition to hustle and provide for their families. I feel that their ambition and pride in their work is why they have a hatred for the name…

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    Social Issues In Brazil

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    Brazil Our nation has been working hard into preserving and improving the standards of competitiveness with nations as powerful as United States, China, Greece and Japan for example. Social issues as eliminating urban slums or shantytowns (favelas in Portuguese) and ensuring access to adequate housing became one of the main problematic concern at Rio de Janeiro. Brazil with an area of 8,515,770 sq/km, represents the fifth biggest country of the world. Known for the most enigmatic forest of the…

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    country in the world one way or another seems to be urbanization. Worldwide the idea of living in a big booming is becoming more and more popular. Cities mainly appeal to people as social, commercial, and political hubs. Their allure also comes from the unique culture that every city has. Although seeming glamorous, there is a dark side of urban life. Overpopulation, high unemployment rates, poor infrastructure, discrimination as well as many other factors can lead to slum communities. A slum is…

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    19th century New York City to tell Maggie’s narrative, describing the environment as a “dark region [with] a dozen gruesome doorways . . . Long streamers of garments fluttered from fire-escapes. In all unhandy places there were buckets, brooms, rags and bottles. . . Formidable women, with uncombed hair and disordered dress, . . . [and] withered persons, in curious postures of submission to something, sat smoking pipes in obscure corners” (Crane 3). The people in Crane’s writing are also…

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    Essay On Favela

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    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…

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    Freud's Life Definition

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    of others. As someone grows up they will begin to want to better themselves in any way possible and have that drive to do what they can to have a better life. For many children born into the mega slum, that will be their reality for most if not all of their life. Each person in the slum has a duty to perform. If a person does not perform their duty, is hinders the lives…

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