Postcards from Rio: Favelas and the contested geographies of citizenship

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Abstract

Through the analysis of a variety of favela-based visual cultural productions by young people and contemporary theorists, Postcards from Rio examines the complex relationship between citizenship and urban space in contemporary Rio de Janeiro. By analyzing videos and photographs, Kátia da Costa Bezerra illustrates how citizens of favelas are reshaping their sense of belonging as subjects and as a legitimate part of the city. A groundbreaking study that examines more deeply the relationship between urban space, citizenship, and imagery originating in the favelas, Postcards from Rio sheds crucial light on how contemporary lenses are defining and mediating the meanings of space and citizenship as strategies of empowerment. The city emerges as a political space where multiplicities of perspectives are intertwined with demands for more inclusive forms of governance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherFordham University Press
Number of pages176
ISBN (Electronic)0823276570, 9780823276578
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Postcards from Rio : Favelas and the contested geographies of citizenship. / da Costa Bezerra, Kátia.

Fordham University Press, 2017. 176 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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