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The Resource Porous city : a cultural history of Rio de Janeiro (from the 1810s onward), Bruno Carvalho, (electronic resource)

Porous city : a cultural history of Rio de Janeiro (from the 1810s onward), Bruno Carvalho, (electronic resource)

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Porous city : a cultural history of Rio de Janeiro (from the 1810s onward)
Title
Porous city
Title remainder
a cultural history of Rio de Janeiro (from the 1810s onward)
Statement of responsibility
Bruno Carvalho
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the 1990s Rio de Janeiro earned the epithet of 'divided city', an image underscored by the contrast between its upper-class buildings and nearby hillside 'favelas.' The city's cultural production, however, has been shaped by porous boundaries and multi-ethnic encounters. Drawing on a broad range of historical, theoretical and literary sources, Porous City generates new ways of understanding Rio's past, its role in the making of Brazilian culture, and its significance to key global debates about modernity and urban practices. This book offers an original perspective on Rio de Janeiro that focuses on the New City, one of the most compelling spaces in the history of modern cities. Once known as both a 'Little Africa' and as a 'Jewish Neighborhood,' the New City was an important reference for prominent writers, artists, pioneering social scientists and foreign visitors (from Christian missionaries to Orson Welles). It played a crucial role in foundational narratives of Brazil as 'the country of carnival' and as a 'racial democracy.' Going back to the neighborhood's creation by royal decree in 1811, this study sheds light on how initially marginalized practices -like samba music- became emblematic of national identity. A critical crossroads of Rio, the New City was largely razed for the construction of a monumental avenue during World War II. Popular musicians protested, but 'progress' in the automobile age had a price. The area is now being rediscovered due to developments spurred by the 2016 Olympics. At another moment of transition, Porous City revisits this fascinating metropolis.--
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Carvalho, Bruno
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
  • Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone cultures
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
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Porous city : a cultural history of Rio de Janeiro (from the 1810s onward), Bruno Carvalho, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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CR9781786948595
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1 online resource (xv, 235 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781846319754
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)865077595
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Porous city : a cultural history of Rio de Janeiro (from the 1810s onward), Bruno Carvalho, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781786948595/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781786948595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846319754
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865077595

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