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Living in the Crossfire: Favela Residents, Drug Dealers, and Police Violence ...

Maria Alves, Philip Evanson - History - 2011 - 240 pages
For all of Brazil's efforts to reduce poverty-and its progress-the favelas in Rio de Janeiro still house one-third of the city's poor, and violence permeates every aspect of ...
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Cities From Scratch: Poverty and Informality in Urban Latin America

Brodwyn Fischer, Bryan McCann, Javier Auyero - History - 2014 - 304 pages
This collection of essays challenges long-entrenched ideas about the history, nature, and significance of the informal neighborhoods that house the vast majority of Latin ...
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Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to Fight Ghetto ...

Xavier de Souza Briggs, Susan J. Popkin, John Goering - Social Science - 2010 - 320 pages
Moving to Opportunity tackles one of America's most enduring dilemmas: the great, unresolved question of how to overcome persistent ghetto poverty. Launched in 1994, the MTO ...
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Beyond Redistribution: White Supremacy and Racial Justice

Kevin M. Graham - Philosophy - 2012 - 146 pages
Since the publication of John Rawls's A Theory of Justice in 1971, political philosophers in the English-speaking world have shared a broad consensus that social justice should ...
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Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro: Trafficking, Social Networks, and ...

Enrique Desmond Arias - Political Science - 2009 - 304 pages
Taking an ethnographic approach to understanding urban violence, Enrique Desmond Arias examines the ongoing problems of crime and police corruption that have led to widespread ...
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Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transcultural Music, and Ethnic ...

Christopher Dennis - Music - 2011 - 204 pages
Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transcultural Music, and Ethnic Identities, by Christopher Dennis, explores the impact that globalization and the transnational spread of ...
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The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from ...

George Lipsitz - History - 2009 - 312 pages
A widely influential book--revised to reveal racial privilege at work in the 21st century.
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Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey

Walter David Greason - History - 2012 - 236 pages
For generations, historians believed that the study of the African-American experience centered on the questions about the processes and consequences of enslavement. Even after ...
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Defragmenting India: Riding a Bullet through the Gathering Storm

Harish Nambiar - Social Science - 2012 - 260 pages
Defragmenting India is an account of the various fault lines of Indian society quivering in the temblors that the 2002 Hindu-Muslim communal riots of Gujarat sent across the ...
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Race, Ethnicity, and Crime

Dianne Williams - Law - 2012 - 239 pages
Melting pot or tossed salad? the U.S. criminal justice system may prove to be fueling intolerance rather than enabling society to accommodate racial and ethnic differences ...
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