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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

(p.81) Five Confronting favela chic
Global gentrifications

Jake Cummings

Policy Press

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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