The Resource Brazil under construction : literature and public works, Sophia Beal

Brazil under construction : literature and public works, Sophia Beal

Label
Brazil under construction : literature and public works
Title
Brazil under construction
Title remainder
literature and public works
Statement of responsibility
Sophia Beal
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Brazil under Construction: Fiction and Public Works" explores how Brazil invested in ambitious construction projects throughout the twentieth century, such as the creation of a new capital city, extensive networks of highways, and hydroelectric power plants. Beyond their practical purposes, these public works became significant symbols of Brazil's modernity. While actual public works literally connected the nation, it was the government's representations of these projects that sought to inspire in Brazil's citizenry a notion of connectedness and progress. However, Brazilian fiction exposes the tensions between infrastructure built for the common good and the underbelly of public works: displacement, environmental devastation, uneven access, exploitation, and blight. This book examines how writers successfully use fiction - with its mystery, contradiction, wordplay, and fantasy - to engage the unprecedented role of public works in shaping perceptions of Brazil's modernization
Member of
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
869.09/981
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ9518
LC item number
.B43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Label
Brazil under construction : literature and public works, Sophia Beal
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to the fiction of public works -- Conquering the dark: literature, lighting, and public space in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1900s -- The spectacle of light: a public works company in southeastern Brazil (1906-71) -- Brasilia: the real and promised city in 1960s Brazilian literature -- Fiction and massive public works during the Brazilian military regime (1964-85) -- Sao Paulo's failed public works in Ferrez's Capuo pecado and Luiz Ruffatois eles eram muitos cavalos
Control code
ocn859202680
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137322470
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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655360
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29807591
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)859202680
  • palgrave1137322489

Library Locations

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