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Favela

  • By: Circe Maria Gama Monteiro
  • In: Encyclopedia of Urban Studies
  • Edited by: Ray Hutchison
  • Subject:Urban Planning, Urban Sociology, Urban Studies

The term favela, or favella, designates spontaneous settlements, all types of informal, illegal occupations, invasions, slums, and squatter settlements in Brazil. The Portuguese word favela ...

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