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Published: 03 June 2010

448 Pages | 97 black and white halftones, 5 line illustrations


ISBN: 9780195368369

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Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio De Janeiro

Janice Perlman and Foreword by Fernando Henrique Cardoso

  • A well researched and insightful account of the vast squatter settlements in Rio, written by the leading authority on the subject
  • The book which this builds on, The Myth of Marginality, is one of the most important books in global urban studies in the past 30 years
  • The author's argument and research is utterly original, and should have a major impact on the debates surrounding global urbanization and megacities
  • Recent titles on the same topic - Robert Neuwirth's Shadow Cities (Routledge, 2004) and Mike Davis' Planet of Slums (Verso, 2006) have far exceeded sales expectations. There is a real hunger for good work on this subject, which is - after all - one of the most important global social developments in the past quarter century

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