Death without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil

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When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? When assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust? Set in the lands of Northeast Brazil, this is an account of the everyday experience of scarcity, sickness and death that centres on the lives of the women and children of a hillside "favela". Bringing her readers to the impoverished slopes above the modern plantation town of Bom Jesus de Mata, where she has worked on and off for 25 years, the author follows three generations of ...

Death without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil 1992, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520075368

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