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Author Carvalho, Bruno, author.

Title Porous city : a cultural history of Rio de Janeiro (from the 1810s onward) / Bruno Carvalho.

Publication Info. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 235 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone cultures ; [9]
Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone cultures ; 9.
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.
Contents Introduction : in search of things past : mapping Rio -- At the centre of an imperial capital : swamps, yellow fever, and gypsy parties -- A master on the periphery of a periphery : popular music, streetcars, and the republic -- Beyond the Belle Époque : on the border of a 'divided city' -- Afro-Jewish quarter and modernist landmark -- Writing the 'cradle of Samba' : race, radio, and the price of progress -- 'It's (mostly) all true' : the death of a neighbourhood and the life of myths -- Conclusion : the future revisited : where has the past gone and where will it go?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- History.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Civilization.
City and town life -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Popular culture -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Urban policy -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- South America.
City and town life.
Popular culture.
Urban policy.
Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Regions & Countries - Americas.
History & Archaeology.
Latin America.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Carvalho, Bruno. Porous city. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013 9781846319754 (OCoLC)833574601
ISBN 1781385696 (electronic bk.)
9781781385692 (electronic bk.)
9781781381007 (electronic bk.)
1781381003 (electronic bk.)
9781786948595 (e-book)