New PDF release: Autos and Progress: The Brazilian Search for Modernity

By Joel Wolfe

ISBN-10: 0195174569

ISBN-13: 9780195174564

ISBN-10: 0195174577

ISBN-13: 9780195174571

Autos and Progress reinterprets twentieth-century Brazilian heritage via cars, utilizing them as a window for realizing the nation's fight for modernity within the face of its monstrous geographical dimension, susceptible crucial govt, and dependence on agricultural exports. one of the themes Wolfe touches upon are the 1st activities autos and elite consumerism; intellectuals' include of autos because the key for transformation and unification of Brazil; Henry Ford's construction of an organization city within the Brazilian jungle; the construction of a transportation infrastructure; democratization and purchaser tradition; automobile employees and their construction of a countrywide political get together; and the commercial and environmental effect of automobiles on Brazil. This concentrate on Brazilians' fascination with vehicles and their reliance on car construction and intake as keys to their fiscal and social transformation, explains how Brazil--which enshrined its trust in technology and know-how in its nationwide slogan of Order and Progress--has differentiated itself from different Latin American international locations. Autos and Progress engages key matters in Brazil round the that means and function of race in society and in addition addresses a number of vintage debates in Brazilian experiences concerning the nature of Brazil's nice measurement and variety and the way they formed state-making.

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