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Author Mehrtens, Cristina
Title Urban space and national identity in early twentieth century S̐Μưao Paulo, Brazil [electronic resource] : crafting modernity / Cristina Peixoto-Mehrtens
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (xiv, 273 p.) : ill
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Public and private: crossed paths in the Paulista process of urban consolidation -- The dynamics of Paulista urban institutions in the 1930s -- The making of urban middle-class employees in the 1930s -- The symbolic construction of Paulista urban identity -- Politics and urban change: the Pacaembu Stadium
"Urban Space and National Identity in Twentieth-Century S̐Μưao Paulo, Brazil focuses on how the political, cultural, and technical networks within the field of engineering provided the space within which an important professional middle class prospered in the city of S̐Μưao Paulo and made lasting contributions to the development of modern Brazil. It centers on the influence of middle-class aspirations, morals, and manners in setting the tone of political discourse and competition during the critical years of 1930-45. The book examines the development of local institutions and the history of urban planning and design in the city of S̐Μưao Paulo to explore sociocultural ideas and practices reflected in these middle-class professionals' work. Crafting Urban Space could be adopted in Latin American survey courses and History of Brazil seminars as well as Urban History and World Civilization classes. The book will be useful for specialists and newcomers alike"-- Provided by publisher
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Link Print version: Mehrtens, Cristina. Urban space and national identity in early twentieth century S̐Μưao Paulo, Brazil. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9780230103023 (DLC) 2010013323 (OCoLC)515439647
Subject Middle class -- Brazil -- S̐Μưao Paulo -- History -- 20th century
Professional employees -- Brazil -- S̐Μưao Paulo -- History -- 20th century
Urbanization -- Brazil -- S̐Μưao Paulo -- History -- 20th century
Sociology, Urban -- Brazil -- S̐Μưao Paulo -- History -- 20th century
National characteristics, Brazilian -- History -- 20th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban. bisacsh
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