Laughter Out of Place

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1. People (false names used): Gloria Soneca-Gloria's youngest daughter Zeca- Gloria's son (deceased from illness), not missed by Soneca Katy-English Biologist and friend of author, provides ride to Felicidade Eternal Mocoto-name refers to cow foot soup, sells toys and candy, missing one leg Isadora-owns Joana's, wealthy in favela,  Isadora's Husband Isadora's mother Zezinho Dona Madalena Filomena Adilson-Filomena's boyfriend David-Filomena and Adilson's child Felix-Glorias youngest son Tiago-glorias child Anita-Gloria's child Lucas-Celina's Child, taken in by Gloria Marta-Celina's Child, taken in by Gloria Claudia-Celina's Child, taken in by Gloria Alexandro-Celina's Child, taken in by Gloria Roberto-Celina's Child, taken in by Gloria Celina-passed away in 1985

1.1. I. Embodied effects of power huge class divides

1.1.1. II. how power is experienced by the poor barrier low income-government built housing

1.1.1.1. III. class, violence, family, history, sexuality CLASS-vast differences, many favelas VIOLENCE FAMILY-caregiving HISTORY SEXUALITY-Carnival

1.1.1.1.1. Historical Events that have defined the political and economic landscape of Brazil

2. (i2)participation through observation of  o povo Brasileiro in Rio's favelas\shanty towns

2.1. (i3)government and police corruption

2.1.1. (i4)healthcare quality access issues

2.1.1.1. (i5)overcrowded prisons

2.1.1.1.1. (i6)"Vida e dificil, mas bonita." In Brazilian Portuguese, this means, "Life is difficult, but beautiful". In Rio, many people experience life in a way that could be seen as very difficult, sad or unfair, yet the people of Rio find ways to be some of the happiest people on the planet, by means of laughter and appreciation for what they do have. Humor is significant in telling their stories, because it allows the stories to be told with understandings of a deeper meaning to the actions we see, take, experience and/or participate in.

3. (i) INTRODUCTION: HARD LAUGHTER

3.1. (i1)Laughter, pseudonyms and false names for places will be used to communicate about ideas such as: race, gender and sexuality within poverty-stricken communities within Rio de Janeiro

4. (1)CHAPTER 1 LAUGHTER OUT OF PLACE

4.1. Places (false names used): Felicidade Eternal Zona Sul Joana's botequim Zona Oeste Opera House-named after one in Paris, European architectural influence Rosaline's house barriera Gloria's Shack-13 children sleep here Shack Gloria built for Filomena, Adilson and David Cervantes in Copacabana

5. (2) CHAPTER 2 THE AESTHETICS OF DOMINATION

5.1. Gloria is working for Dona Beth in Zona Sol;  Overall, economy and society links create financial barriers for Gloria and her children "A Good Appearance" is often listed as a requirement on a job description but it usually is a veil for racism.

5.1.1. The Struggle To Earn A decent Wage domestic woker-usually earns one minimum wage; gloria was offered 5 to be the exclusive domestic worker money transformed her outlook on the people she was caring for other low income careers: faxineira-heavy-duty day cleaner

5.1.1.1. Povery in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro huge divides between classes and available funding. image: chic restaurants and begging children

5.1.1.1.1. Class, culture, and the effects of domination Brazil's Social Apartheid

6. CHAPTER 3 COLOR-BLIND EROTIC DEMOCRACIES, BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS POLITICS AND THE BLACK CINDERELLAS OF FELICIDADE ETERNA

6.1. Race and Class in Brazil and the United States race and class based affirmative action mesticagem many terms for color of skin and freckles

6.1.1. Ana flavia pecanha azeredo: A Black Cinderella? filed suit against racist attackers

6.1.1.1. The Treasure Chest Coup: Female Fantasies of Seducing the Coroa men of age and wealth with light skin

6.1.1.1.1. Representations and commodifications of black bodies eroticism social mobility race relations

7. (4)NO TIME FOR CHILDHOOD

7.1. A Visit With Pedro at Ilha Grande Prison

7.1.1. The Killing Streets

7.1.1.1. Home Children, Street Children, And Institutionalized Children

7.1.1.1.1. Mirelli's Story

8. (5) STATE TERROR, GANGS, AND EVERYDAY VIOLENCE IN RIO DE JANEIRO

8.1. Crime And Violence in Rio de Janeiro

8.1.1. The Local Gang And Its Leader

8.1.1.1. An Overview Of Gangs

8.1.1.1.1. Drug Trafficking Gangs In The Rio Context

9. (6)PARTIAL TRUTHS, OR THE CARNIVALIZATION OF DESIRE

9.1. Sexuality in the context of local culture This chapter will be based on individual experiences with individuals and is not necessarily a reflection of the people of Brazil, simply a reflection of those encountered

9.1.1. DISCOURSES OF SEX POSITIVENESS "It's a paradise, for men" powerful statement  o amor natural Cariocas-positive sexuality Gloria's mom, "Valdirene"

9.1.1.1. THE CARNIVALIZATION OF DESIRE "a partial truth.. demands critical reflection" the study of male homoeroticism the joke while lighthearted shows a deeper pattern in the society

9.1.1.1.1. ETHNOGRAPHY: LOCAL SEXUAL CULTURE IN FELICIDADE ETERNAL DAR=give "corno" cuckhold horns food metaphor Ze was not a sufficient pruner for gloria because he could not bring in his share of the household needs. "He took more than he brought in" Soneca, "Whenever I had problems, I would get a boyfriend" Sarlette-empowered by her sexuality. slept with bandits and policemen.   many jokes about "eating"

10. (7)WHAT'S SO FUNNY ABOUT RAPE?

10.1. marilia tries to kill celso. celso fails as a husband    celso was abusive and unfaithful marilia may or may not have killed celso

10.1.1. AN EVENING OF TERROR IN DUQUE DE CAXIAS Two assailants go to Gloria's home.. (I am extremely uncomfortable with the topic of rape)

10.1.1.1. BATTLING MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS Anita becomes pregnant and Gloria takes her to get medians for things like ulcers, but to use them to induce an abortion

10.1.1.1.1. A NOTE ON THE LEGAL UNIVERSE AND RAPE "honest" women supreme court 1991 people may turn to violence like marilia's case