Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown - California Series in Public Anthropology v. 9 (Paperback)Donna M. Goldstein (author)
Paperback Published: 11/11/2003
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Donna M. Goldstein challenges much of what we think we know about the 'culture of poverty'. Drawing on more than a decade of experience in Brazil, Goldstein provides an intimate portrait of everyday life among the women of the favelas, or urban shantytowns. These women have created absurdist and black-humor storytelling practices in the face of trauma and tragedy. Goldstein helps us to understand that such joking and laughter is part of an emotional aesthetic that defines the sense of frustration and anomie endemic to the political and economic desperation of the shantytown.
Publisher: University of California Press
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
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