Brazilians Reinterpret Their Living Spaces

In this paper, Gustavo Rivera Jr. (Ph. D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago) evaluates the economic and sociocultural impact of recently developed public housing estates within the favelas of Belo Horizonte.

Based on fourteen months of ethnographic fieldwork in the Senhor dos Passos favela in Belo Horizonte, this paper explores how public housing transforms the meaning of living in favela spaces. In particular, it questions the ways public housing reconfigures residents' sense of belonging, social relations, and subjectivities.

Thanks to The Urban Reinventors Online Urban Journal

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