"Hard Times in the Marvelous City will be essential reading for anyone interested in Brazil's redemocratization, grassroots political mobilization and the challenges of governance, and the policing and violence that have intersected in the recent history of Rio de Janeiro's favelas and their city." - Jerry Davila, author of Hotel Tropico: Brazil and the Challenge of African Decolonization, 1950-1980
About the Author
Bryan McCann is Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University. He is the author of "Hello, Hello Brazil: Popular Music in the Making of Modern Brazil," also published by Duke University Press, and "Throes of Democracy: Brazil since 1989."