Negotiating Boundaries

Gender, Violence and Transformation in Brazil

  • Polly Wilding

Part of the Gender and Politics Series book series (GAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 149-174

About this book


The favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro provide an ideal case study since they are renowned for high levels of police and gang violence resulting in high death rates among young black men, causing both outrage and fear. This book foregrounds women's experiences and how different forms of violence overlap and reinforce one another.


gender police transformation violence women

Authors and affiliations

  • Polly Wilding
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

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