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The Resource Dancing with the devil in the City of God : Rio de Janeiro on the brink, Juliana Barbassa

Dancing with the devil in the City of God : Rio de Janeiro on the brink, Juliana Barbassa

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Dancing with the devil in the City of God : Rio de Janeiro on the brink
Title
Dancing with the devil in the City of God
Title remainder
Rio de Janeiro on the brink
Statement of responsibility
Juliana Barbassa
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of Detroit : An American Autopsy and Maximum City comes a deeply reported and beautifully written biography of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro from prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa. Juliana Barbassa moved a great deal throughout her life, but Rio was always home. After twenty-one years abroad, she returned to find the city that once ravaged by inflation, drug wars, corrupt leaders, and dying neighborhoods was now on the precipice of a major change. Rio has always aspired to the pantheon of global capitals, and under the spotlight of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games it seems that its moment has come. But in order to prepare itself for the world stage, Rio must vanquish the entrenched problems that Barbassa recalls from her childhood. Turning this beautiful but deeply flawed place into a predictable, pristine showcase of the best that Brazil has to offer in just a few years is a tall order--and with the whole world watching, the stakes couldn't be higher. With a cast of larger-than-life characters who are driving this fast-moving juggernaut or who risk getting caught in its gears, this kaleidoscopic portrait of Rio introduces the reader to the people who make up this city of extremes, revealing their aspirations and their grit, their violence, their hungers and their splendor, and shedding light on the future of this city they are building together. Dancing with the Devil in the City of God is an insider perspective into a city on the brink from a native daughter whose life, hopes, and fortunes are entwined with those of the city she portrays"--
Summary
Returning to Brazil in 2010 after two decades away, journalist Juliana Barbassa observed her homeland's upheaval as it prepared to host two major world sporting events: the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Focusing on Rio de Janeiro, Barbassa describes the city's history as well as the problems it continues to face (slums, drugs, corruption, pollution, etc.). Barbassa also shares stories about herself and her family as well as her fascinating conversations with everyone from taxi drivers to environmentalists, gang members, politicians, and police officers. If you want to know more about Brazilian society and culture, this in-depth look will give you plenty of insight. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10435788
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DLC
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Barbassa, Juliana
Dewey number
981/.53
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • City and town life
  • Social change
  • Social problems
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Barbassa, Juliana
  • Economic development
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • HISTORY / Latin America / South America
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
Target audience
adult
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Rio De Janeiro on the brink
Label
Dancing with the devil in the City of God : Rio de Janeiro on the brink, Juliana Barbassa
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Touchstone book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Is God Brazilian? -- Rio, Home -- The Rise of the Red Command -- Whacking the Weeds -- Fear and Heat -- In the Heart of Evil -- Not for Beginners -- It's Complicated, Querida -- Saving Themselves -- Beautiful and Broken -- The First Carioca -- Long Live Construction -- The Business of Sex -- Love is Essential -- Dignified Living Conditions -- We Built This City -- The World Belongs to the Daring -- Futebol Nation -- The Cup of Cups
Control code
ocn894936579
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476756257
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014042530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894936579
Label
Dancing with the devil in the City of God : Rio de Janeiro on the brink, Juliana Barbassa
Publication
Note
"A Touchstone book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Is God Brazilian? -- Rio, Home -- The Rise of the Red Command -- Whacking the Weeds -- Fear and Heat -- In the Heart of Evil -- Not for Beginners -- It's Complicated, Querida -- Saving Themselves -- Beautiful and Broken -- The First Carioca -- Long Live Construction -- The Business of Sex -- Love is Essential -- Dignified Living Conditions -- We Built This City -- The World Belongs to the Daring -- Futebol Nation -- The Cup of Cups
Control code
ocn894936579
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476756257
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014042530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894936579

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