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Author Mehrtens, Cristina.

Title Urban space and national identity in early twentieth century São Paulo, Brazil : crafting modernity / Cristina Peixoto-Mehrtens
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 273 pages) : illustrations
Contents 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
Summary "Urban Space and National Identity in Twentieth-Century São 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 São 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 São 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Middle class -- Brazil -- São Paulo -- History -- 20th century.
National characteristics, Brazilian -- History -- 20th century.
Professional employees -- Brazil -- São Paulo -- History -- 20th century.
Sociology, Urban -- Brazil -- São Paulo -- History -- 20th century.
Urbanization -- Brazil -- São Paulo -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0230114032 (electronic bk.)
9780230114036 (electronic bk.)