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Global gentrificationsUneven development and displacement$
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Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, and Ernesto López-Morales

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447313472

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.001.0001

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Confronting favela chic

Confronting favela chic

the gentrification of informal settlements in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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(p.81) Five Confronting favela chic
Source:
Global gentrifications
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Jake Cummings

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the development of ‘favela chic’ and ‘favela gentrification’ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It shows this to be related to aggressive state-led securitization policies and housing relocation programmes. Favela residents’ and gentrifying newcomers’ discourses are compared showing ‘sub-gentrification’ trends and a second trend of hyper-mobile international newcomers that lie at the vanguard of the gentrification of favelas in touristic areas.

Keywords:   favela gentrification, informal settlements, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, sub-gentrification

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