City of Walls

This was a very scholarly work. The main premise is that the culture of Sao Paulo is causing a segregation of its people based upon class, along with an increase in crime. There are a number of interesting observations, especially about why the Paulistas prefer to have their police kill criminals when caught in the act (they don’t think their justice system operates effectively, and there’s also some feeling among the middle and upper classes that the poorest people are mostly criminals and not worth spending prison money on).

if you’re going to Sao Paulo or looking for a book on issues with post-modern cities, this book fits the bill.


There are no revisions for this post.

Posted in Books, Tags: ,

Comments are closed.