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Living With Insecurity In A Brazilian Favela

RRP $231.99

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The residents of Caxambu, a squatter neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, live in a state of insecurity as they face urban violence. Living with Insecurity in a Brazilian Favela examines how inequality, racism, drug trafficking, police brutality, and gang activities affect the daily lives of the people of Caxambu. Some Brazilians see these communities, known as favelas, as centers of drug trafficking that exist beyond the control of the state and threaten the rest of the city. For other Brazilians, favelas are symbols of economic inequality and racial exclusion. Ben Penglase's ethnography goes beyond these perspectives to look at how the people of Caxambu themselves experience violence.

Although the favela is often seen as a war zone, the residents are linked to each other through bonds of kinship and friendship. In addition, residents often take pride in homes and public spaces that they have built and used over generations. Penglase notes that despite poverty, their lives are not completely defined by illegal violence or deprivation. He argues that urban violence and a larger context of inequality create a social world that is deeply contradictory and ambivalent. The unpredictability and instability of daily experiences result in disagreements and tensions, but the residents also experience their neighborhood as a place of social intimacy. As a result, the social world of the neighborhood is both a place of danger and safety.


Beetles And Bugs

RRP $29.99

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Australia's beetles and bugs may be small - but if we look hard enough, they show us some of the most bizarre and fascinating lifestyles and behaviours on our planet. This Steve Parish Wild Australia Guide opens up the miraculous small-scale world of Australia's most numerous inhabitants. In describing endless variations on being born, growing up, finding food and a partner, reproducing and eventually being eaten or dying, this book shows that beetles and bugs never cease to amaze. The aim of this Wild Australia Guide is to promote understanding of these insects and concern about their habitats and wellbeing - and to remove the fear factor. Illustrated with beautiful photographs and with clear accounts of representative families and species, this book presents a whole new world to anyone with an interest in seeing more of the exquisite and colourful detail around us.



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