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São Paulo [electronic resource] : perspectives on the city and cultural production /
David William Foster.
imprint
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2011.
description
vii, 197 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0813036658 (alk. paper), 9780813036656 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2011.
isbn
0813036658 (alk. paper)
9780813036656 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction: São Paulo, Brazilian megacity -- Mário de Andrade: on being São Paulo-wise in Paulicéia Desvairada -- The feminization of social space in Patrícia Galvão's Parque industrial -- Appendix: Patrícia Galvão: the private autobiography of a Brazilian feminist writer -- Downtown in São Paulo with Hildegard Rosenthal's camera -- Saudades do Brasil: Claude Levi-Strauss's photographic gaze on the city of São Paulo -- Films by day and films by night in São Paulo -- Madalena Schwartz: a Jewish Brazilian photographer -- Days and nights at the Copan:Regina Rheda's Arca sem Nóe -- Trekking the urban: Eduardo Emílio Fenianos's Expedic̜ões urbenauta; São Paulo, uma aventura radical -- Drawing São Paulo: the graphic fiction of Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá -- Conclusion.
catalogue key
8442966
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-191) and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-12-01:
A novel contribution to cultural studies, this volume provides fascinating essays on literature, architecture, photography, film, and graphic novels. The literary works Foster considers range from Mario de Andrade's Pauliceia desvairada (1922) to Regina Rheda's Arca sem Noe (1994), the latter this reviewer's favorite. Two chapters detail works by Patricia Galvao (the pseudonymous Pagu), whose autobiography remains virtually unknown. Foster finds a photographic quality in Claude Levi-Strauss's vision of Sao Paulo; the portraits photographed by Madalena Schwartz reveal Brazil's diversity. In a chapter titled "Drawing Sao Paulo," he looks at twin brothers Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, whose graphic novels were among the first to appear in English and English translation. The book is deliberately partial; in his conclusion the author writes that he aimed to emphasize cultural production related to the working class. Although no work addressing the cultural output in a city as diverse as Sao Paulo could be complete, Forster provides important commentary on many representations--queer lives and immigrants, street people and marginal spaces--of the Brazilian megalopolis. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers. D. E. Marting University of Mississippi
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"Serves as a kind of cultural-historical road map to SÃo Paulo (including alternative routes and detours), one that will be a necessary resource for any subsequent cultural studies of SÃo Paulo and Latin American urbanization."--Justin Read, author of Modern Poetics and Hemispheric American Cultural Studies "The essays brought together in this volume all focus on the city of SÃo Paulo, in the triple dynamic of cultural production: the critical representation of society, the analytical interpretation of the internal dynamic, and the principled imagination of alternative ways of living."--Pedro Meira Monteiro, author of A Moralist in the Tropics David Foster brings an intense curiosity and lifelong familiarity to this unique examination of the cultural tapestry of SÃo Paulo, the largest city in South America and the second largest in Latin America. Examining everything from the poetics of MÁrio de Andrade to the Eisner Awardwinning graphic novels of Fabio Moon and Gabriel BÁ, Foster paints a portrait as colorful and multifaceted as the city it reveals. He offers representative examples of poetry, fiction, graphic art, photography, film, and social commentary to introduce readers to some of the most important cultural dimensions of the city as well as some of its most outstanding writers and artists. Foster selects his featured artists and works with care and precision in order to reveal insights into the development of the city throughout the twentieth century. This is a tour-de-force overview of the cultural output of one of the world's great urban centers, one that future researchers on Brazilian culture will ignore at their peril. David William Foster, Regents' Professor of Spanish, Humanities, and Women's Studies at Arizona State University, is author of Buenos Aires: Perspectives on the City and Cultural Production, Urban Photography in Argentina: Nine Artists of the Post-Dictatorship Era, and Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema.
Description for Bookstore
"Serves as a kind of cultural-historical road map to S o Paulo (including alternative routes and detours), one that will be a necessary resource for any subsequent cultural studies of S o Paulo and Latin American urbanization."--Justin Read, author of Modern Poetics and Hemispheric American Cultural Studies "The essays brought together in this volume all focus on the city of S o Paulo, in the triple dynamic of cultural production: the critical representation of society, the analytical interpretation of the internal dynamic, and the principled imagination of alternative ways of living."--Pedro Meira Monteiro, author of A Moralist in the Tropics David Foster brings an intense curiosity and lifelong familiarity to this unique examination of the cultural tapestry of S o Paulo, the largest city in South America and the second largest in Latin America. Examining everything from the poetics of M rio de Andrade to the Eisner Award–winning graphic novels of Fabio Moon and Gabriel B , Foster paints a portrait as colorful and multifaceted as the city it reveals. He offers representative examples of poetry, fiction, graphic art, photography, film, and social commentary to introduce readers to some of the most important cultural dimensions of the city as well as some of its most outstanding writers and artists. Foster selects his featured artists and works with care and precision in order to reveal insights into the development of the city throughout the twentieth century. This is a tour-de-force overview of the cultural output of one of the world’s great urban centers, one that future researchers on Brazilian culture will ignore at their peril. David William Foster, Regents’ Professor of Spanish, Humanities, and Women’s Studies at Arizona State University, is author of Buenos Aires: Perspectives on the City and Cultural Production, Urban Photography in Argentina: Nine Artists of the Post-Dictatorship Era, and Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema.

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