Social Anthropology Seminar - Monday the 18th of April 2016 - Dr Angela Torresan (University of Manchester)
|Starts:||16:00 18 Apr 2016|
|Ends:||18:00 18 Apr 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Speaker:||Dr Angela Torresan|
Social Anthropology Seminar
Monday, 18th of April 2016
Dr Angela Torresan – University of Manchester
Title: The views of Vidigal: Commodification and gentrification in a Rio de Janeiro favela.
Abstract: In the wake of an ambitious urban regeneration programme and real estate expansion planned under the auspices of the recent mega-events,
Rio de Janeiro’s state government launched a securitisation policy to tackle organised crime in critically located slum areas.
This ‘pacification’ policy has been partially successful and has brought profound changes to the residents of the affected favelas.
The change I explore in this paper refers to the perceived gentrification process of Vidigal, a favela located in the hills between two of the most affluent neighbourhoods of Rio.
Second Floor Boardroom, Arthur Lewis Building
4:15 – 6:00pm
(Tea and coffee available outside the room from 4:00pm)
Dr Angela Torresan
Organisation: University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
2nd Floor Boardroom
Arthur Lewis Building