Migration und soziale Netzwerke.
Studien in Favelas in Rio de Janeiro und São Bernardo do Campo
(Transatlantik, Afrika, Lateinamerika Band 8)
Pfaffenweiler: Centaurus Verlag 1997
163 pp., DM 48,-; ISBN 3-8255-0115-9
Migration and social networks.
Studies in Favelas of Rio de Janeiro and São Bernardo do Campo
This book includes contributions on the social structure of areas of migration in larger Rio de Janeiro and São Bernardo do Campo. It is based on 600 interviews of inhabitants and shows that Brazilian Favelas are not only mass housing complexes characterized by drugs, suffering and violence, but show them as dwelling places that have become livable communities through decades of fight for survival, the will to live of their inhabitants, places where the family and religion are highly valued.
Keywords: Favelas, Brazilian Favelas, "slums" and community, community and slums, social structure of Favelas, religion and slums, family and slums