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Rio de Janeiro : Urban Life through the Eyes of the City

By: Jaguaribe, Beatriz.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.CRESC: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (264 p.).ISBN: 9781135166342.Subject(s): ARCHITECTURE / General | Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Civilization | Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- History | Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Pictorial works | SOCIAL SCIENCE / General | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular CultureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rio de Janeiro : Urban Life through the Eyes of the CityDDC classification: 981.53 | 981/.53 LOC classification: F2646.2 .J34 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The eyes of the city; 1 Imagining the "Marvelous City": Spectacle and urban spaces; 2 Modernist ruins: National narratives and architectural forms; 3 The visible and the invisibles: Photography and social imaginaries in Brazil; 4 Carnival crowds: Caught in the crowd; 5 Tropical Babylon: Copacabana and the poetics of nostalgia and decadence; 6 Favelas: Realist aesthetics, consumption, and authorship; 7 Narrating the street: Modernity and decadence; Afterword: The image of the city
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Summary: ""Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested urban terrains in the world. Offering a rich diversity of examples extracted from lived experience, iconographic materials, and narratives, it provides innovative and compelling connections between theoretical questions and urban vignettes. Throughout the essays, the specificity of Rio de Janeiro is highlighted but framed in relation to theoretical questions that are relevant to maj
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The eyes of the city; 1 Imagining the "Marvelous City": Spectacle and urban spaces; 2 Modernist ruins: National narratives and architectural forms; 3 The visible and the invisibles: Photography and social imaginaries in Brazil; 4 Carnival crowds: Caught in the crowd; 5 Tropical Babylon: Copacabana and the poetics of nostalgia and decadence; 6 Favelas: Realist aesthetics, consumption, and authorship; 7 Narrating the street: Modernity and decadence; Afterword: The image of the city

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""Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested urban terrains in the world. Offering a rich diversity of examples extracted from lived experience, iconographic materials, and narratives, it provides innovative and compelling connections between theoretical questions and urban vignettes. Throughout the essays, the specificity of Rio de Janeiro is highlighted but framed in relation to theoretical questions that are relevant to maj

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<p> Beatriz Jaguaribe is a professor at the School of Communications of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She is the author of Fins de Século: Cidade e Cultura no Rio de Janeiro ( 1998) ; Mapa do Maravilhoso do Rio de Janeiro ( 2001); O choque do real: estética, mídia, cultura ( 2007), among other books. Her essays on urban culture, representations of the self and national imaginaries have been published in Public Culture, Space and Culture, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies and several Brazilian journals. She has been awarded the RioArte Fellowship(1999); ICAS Fellowship at NYU (2000), Guggenheim ( 2004) , PLAS Fellowship at Princeton University ( 2009-2010), the Andrés Bello Chair at the King Juan Carlos of Spain Center at NYU ( 2012 ), and the CNPq award ( 2012-2015). She has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Dartmouth College, The New School of Social Research, Princeton University and New York University.</p>

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