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I remember asking my friend Márcio, a born and bred native of Prazeres. ” Right, OK then, I thought. Good to know. Exaggerating or not, and without much to go by as a relative comparison, those words have always stuck with me. He took me into the drug gang-run favela to see what I had heard rumour of before my trip. At the entrance to the favela were the heavily armed men and boys, with bowls of cocaine and huge bags of marijuana, a heavily controlled and well-run operation and itself a by-product of a globalized, interconnected economy.
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Ibid. David Weir, Decadence and the Making of Modernism (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995), xvii. Chris Baldick and Jane Desmarais, Decadence: An Annotated Anthology (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012), 5. ” For his thoughts on what constituted positivism, see Auguste Comte, A General PART I: SPACE AND TIME OF RIO DE JANEIRO 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 45 View of Positivism, trans. John Henry Bridges (London: Routledge, 1908), e-book. The original French version was published in 1848.