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POBREZA E QUALIDADE DE VIDA NOS MORROS CENTRAIS DE FLORIANÓPOLIS: A ESCALADA DE UM DISTANCIAMENTO (Poverty and standard of living on the central slum hills of Florianópolis: climbing over division)

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Author(s): Margareth de Castro Afeche PIMENTA | Luís Fugazzola PIMENTA

Journal: Revista ACTA Geográfica
ISSN 1980-5772

Volume: 5;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 47;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: poverty | habitation | urban space

ABSTRACT
Recent migrations bring rural populations to occupy the highest and steep areas of central mounts of Florianópolis. The new context that begins in the 90's sets a new type of poverty, with no expectation of formal or relatively stable employment, in search of strategies of social reproduction in an adverse scenario of precarious living conditions. To understand this modus vivendi, a long period of coexistence in central mounts allowed to break the barriers of the suspicion and disguise, indispensable to dismiss the look of minor convictions. Even considering the relational character of quality of life - compared with the conditions of the original place or the previous migration flows - it is necessary to recognize the continuing restrictions on the reproduction of life in urban spaces. The slow evolution of the housing, dependent of exígua capacity of familiar savings, draws an urban landscape with insistently unfinished constructions. The education and health services, as well as the circulation difficulties frustrate the expectations of an urban life appropriation. To the fragile occupations in areas of risk in neighborhoods without urban infrastructure adds the constant fear of the violence. It remains, then, as encouragement, the support of those that shares the same sensations and anxieties. The common life of the neighborhood tries to soften the feeling of deprivation.
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