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The Resource Utopia in Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone African Countries, edited by Francisco Bethencourt

Utopia in Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone African Countries, edited by Francisco Bethencourt

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Utopia in Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone African Countries
Title
Utopia in Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone African Countries
Statement of responsibility
edited by Francisco Bethencourt
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book studies the history, literature and culture of Portuguese-speaking countries through the lens of utopia. The role of utopia in Portuguese literature is the object of fresh analyses ranging from Camões to Gonçalo M. Tavares, and António Vieira to José Saramago. The chapters on Angola and Mozambique show how national identity received a major boost through utopian literature <U+0127> � Pepetela is the anchor in the former case, while dance is used as a crucial metaphor to reveal the tension between the colonial and postcolonial gaze in the latter case. The visions of paradise in Tupi tradition and missionary doctrine inform the approach to Brazil, developed by the study of the utopian dimension of the revolts of Canudos and Contestado. Regional contrasts and the quest for Brazilian national identity underlie the chapter on the cinema of Glauber Rocha and Walter Salles. These political and cultural acts can be compared to the strange case of Sebastianism in Portugal, here studied across four centuries of adaptation and transformation. Anarchist, Communist and Catholic political projects are analysed in the context of the early twentieth century to complete this evaluation of the uses and effects of utopian visions in these countries."--
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Bethencourt, Francisco
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Reconfiguring identities in the Portuguese-speaking world
Series volume
vol. 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utopias
  • Utopias in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Portuguese literature
  • Brazilian literature
  • Angolan literature (Portuguese)
  • Portuguese-speaking countries
Label
Utopia in Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone African Countries, edited by Francisco Bethencourt
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibiographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Power of Utopia / Francisco Bethencourt -- Utopia and History: Camões' Os Lusíadas and Tavares' Uma Viagem à Índia / Helena Carvalhão Buescu -- The Unstable Status of Sebastianism / Francisco Bethencourt -- António Vieira's Utopian Kingdom of Christ on Earth / Patrícia Vieira -- Colonial Utopias: Between Indians and Missionaries / Andrea Daher -- Utopia in Brazilian Cinema: From Black God, White Devil to Foreign Land / Lucia Nagib -- Elephants All the Way Down: Utopia and Dystopia in Hélia Correia's Insânia and José Saramago's As Intermitências da morte / Maria Manuel Lisboa -- From Utopia to Prophecy: The Meanderings of the Heterotopia of Nation in African Literatures / Inocência Mata -- Utopia in Angolan and Mozambican Literature: Material Futures, Dialectical Dances / Maria Benedita Basto -- Utopia and Science in Portuguese Communism / José Neves -- The Utopian Unconscious: Literary Utopias and the Refashioning of Political Identities in 1920s Portugal / Luís Trindade -- Everyday forms of Utopia: Anarchism and Neo-Malthusianism in Portugal in the Early Twentieth Century / Diogo Duarte -- From Canudos to Contestado: Disputed Utopias / Nancy Priscilla Naro
Control code
FIEb17757125
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 312 pages
Isbn
9783034318716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)916596402
Label
Utopia in Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone African Countries, edited by Francisco Bethencourt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibiographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Power of Utopia / Francisco Bethencourt -- Utopia and History: Camões' Os Lusíadas and Tavares' Uma Viagem à Índia / Helena Carvalhão Buescu -- The Unstable Status of Sebastianism / Francisco Bethencourt -- António Vieira's Utopian Kingdom of Christ on Earth / Patrícia Vieira -- Colonial Utopias: Between Indians and Missionaries / Andrea Daher -- Utopia in Brazilian Cinema: From Black God, White Devil to Foreign Land / Lucia Nagib -- Elephants All the Way Down: Utopia and Dystopia in Hélia Correia's Insânia and José Saramago's As Intermitências da morte / Maria Manuel Lisboa -- From Utopia to Prophecy: The Meanderings of the Heterotopia of Nation in African Literatures / Inocência Mata -- Utopia in Angolan and Mozambican Literature: Material Futures, Dialectical Dances / Maria Benedita Basto -- Utopia and Science in Portuguese Communism / José Neves -- The Utopian Unconscious: Literary Utopias and the Refashioning of Political Identities in 1920s Portugal / Luís Trindade -- Everyday forms of Utopia: Anarchism and Neo-Malthusianism in Portugal in the Early Twentieth Century / Diogo Duarte -- From Canudos to Contestado: Disputed Utopias / Nancy Priscilla Naro
Control code
FIEb17757125
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 312 pages
Isbn
9783034318716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)916596402

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