Migration and the Making of Industrial Sao Paulo

Migration and the Making of Industrial Sao Paulo

By: "Fontes, Paulo (Barbara Weinstein, Foreword) "

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"As new - gift quality! Translated from Portuguese by Ned Sublette. Revised and modified version of ""Um Nordest em Sao Paolo Trabalhadores migrantes em Sao Miguel Paulista (1945-66)"", a doctoral dissertation published in 2008 by the Getulio Vargas Foundation. ""a detailed social history of São Paulo's extraordinary urban and industrial expansion...focuses on those migrants who settled in the suburb of São Miguel Paulista, which grew from 7,000 residents in the 1940s to over 140,000 two decades later... migrants' everyday lives within a broad social context... examines economic conditions that prompted their migration, their creation of an integrated identity and community, and their efforts to gain worker rights.. challenges the stereotypes of Northeasterners as culturally backward, uneducated, violent, and unreliable, instead seeing them as a resourceful population with considerable social and political resolve...a fresh understanding of São Paulo's incredible and difficult growth while outlining how a marginalized population exercised its political agency."""


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Published in 2008 and winner of the 2011 Thomas E. Skidmore Prize, Paulo Fontes's Migration and the Making of Industrial S o Paulo is a detailed social history of S o Paulo's extraordinary urban and industrial expansion. Fontes focuses on those migrants who settled in the suburb of S o Miguel Paulista, which grew from 7,000 residents in the 1940s to over 140,000 two decades later. Reconstructing these migrants' everyday lives within a broad social context, Fontes examines the economic conditions that prompted their migration, their creation of an integrated identity and community, and their efforts to gain worker rights. Fontes challenges the stereotypes of Northeasterners as culturally backward, uneducated, violent, and unreliable, instead seeing them as a resourceful population with considerable social and political resolve. Fontes's investigations into Northeastern life in S o Miguel Paulista yield a fresh understanding of S o Paulo's incredible and difficult growth while outlining how a marginalized population exercised its political agency.

Title: Migration and the Making of Industrial Sao Paulo

Author Name: "Fontes, Paulo (Barbara Weinstein, Foreword) "

Categories: business,

Publisher: "Durham, NC", Duke University Press: 2016

ISBN Number: 0822361345

ISBN Number 13: 9780822361343

Binding: Trade paperback

Book Condition: FINE

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 9-5H003

Keywords: ENGLISH SOCIAL SCIENCE "Brazil, urban studies, labor" "HIS038000      HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)",