Armed peace: Militarization of Rio de Janeiro's favelas for the World Cup (Respond to this article at http://www.therai.org.uk/at/debate)

Livingstone, Charlotte. 2014. Armed peace: Militarization of Rio de Janeiro's favelas for the World Cup (Respond to this article at http://www.therai.org.uk/at/debate). Anthropology Today, 30(4), pp. 19-23. ISSN 0268-540X [Article]

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Rio de Janeiro city's policy of Pacifying Police Units (UPP) for strategically located favelas is part of the state's reconfiguration of the city, involving military occupations, evictions and gentrification in the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Yet since the author arrived in Rio to carry out doctoral research on young people's experiences with the UPP, the flaws in the project have become increasingly exposed as the policy appears to be experiencing a crisis. This paper describes this current crisis in the global context of mega-events and the elitization of urban space.

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Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8322.12122

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
August 2014Published

Item ID:

10590

Date Deposited:

02 Sep 2014 13:28

Last Modified:

24 Sep 2014 09:17

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/10590

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