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Laughter Out of Place: Rio de Janeiro by Mind Map: Laughter Out of Place: Rio de Janeiro
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Laughter Out of Place: Rio de Janeiro

"women of color offer themselves to the whites"

"mulata babes" offered as escorts

the Low Other

Introduction:

humor: intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality

favelas: shantytowns participant observation

structures of power: organized, unpredictable

women

conservative vs. radical

circularity

laughter: "small arms fire in the class war"

POWER RELATIONS AND HOW THEY ARE EXPERIENCED BY THE POOR

Chapter 1:

Poverty

Rio: class/image

Chapter 2:

Return visit to Rio de Janero

The letter

occupation

derogatory terms

Chapter 3:

relationships assumed based on race

racism is not publicly discussed

racism is similar to the rest of south/central america

marrying into money

Chapter 4:

criminal life:

"white daughter"

absurd nature of poverty

woman's choice

"the good life"

two different kinds of childhood

Chapter 5:

violence more present in lower class neighborhoods

middle class obsessed with the idea and fear of crime

drugs:

opting for gang life

insiders and outsiders

crime prevention:

Chapter 6:

poverty and sexuality

Felicidad Eterna

sexual joking

sex-positiveness

homosexuality:

sexuality defined by your role

Chapter 7:

spousal abuse seen as a normality

the humor in rape:

dark humor