Intro & Ch 1

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Intro & Ch 1 by Mind Map: Intro & Ch 1

1. Rio

1.1. "City of contrast"

1.2. Unequal division of labor

1.3. Hegemony: dominance of a group by another group

1.4. Goldstein arrives in 1992

2. Historical events

2.1. Carnival and Zona Sul

2.2. "Shoulder to shoulder" in povery

2.3. Contextualization

2.4. Shantytown

2.5. Felicidade Eterna

2.5.1. "poorest end of working class"

2.6. Export

2.6.1. sugar

2.6.2. coffee

2.6.3. slaves

2.6.3.1. Law of Free Womb - age 21

2.7. Dom Pedro I declares Brazil independent from Portugal

2.8. Communism

2.8.1. turned democratic union

2.9. General Costa e Silva

2.9.1. political repression

2.9.2. torture

3. Humor

3.1. Running commentary

3.2. "Fugitive form of insubordination"

3.3. "Escape valve"

3.4. "Weapons of the weak"

3.5. Distasteful humor

3.6. Laughter

3.6.1. grotesque realism

3.6.1.1. absurdity

3.6.2. "Crucial means for evading compulsion to suffer"

3.6.3. "Death without weeping"

3.6.3.1. laughter out of place

4. Suffering

4.1. Drives need for humor

4.2. People suffering in poverty

4.3. Inaccessibility

5. Gloria

5.1. In charge of 13 (was 14) kids

5.2. Zeca is dead, response is unemotional

5.3. Goldstein

5.3.1. employed her

5.3.2. called her "filha branca" (white daughter)

5.4. domestic employeer