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    Transnational minhocão: the emblematic viaduct

    Pinazza, Natalia (2013) Transnational minhocão: the emblematic viaduct. In: Pinazza, Natalia and Bayman, L. (eds.) World Film Locations: São Paulo. World Film Locations. Bristol, UK: Intellect. ISBN 9781783200290.

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    Book synopsis: São Paulo is the largest city in South America and the powerhouse of Brazil’s economy. A multi-racial metropolis with a diverse population of Asian, Arabic and European immigrants, as well as migrants from other parts of Brazil, it is a global city with international reach. Films set in São Paulo often replace the postcard images of beautiful tropical beaches and laid-back lifestyles with working environments and the search for better opportunities. Bikinis and flip-flops give way to urban subcultures, sport, entertainment and artistic movements. The ability to transcend national boundaries, and its resistance to stereotypical images of an ‘exotic’ Brazil, make São Paulo a fascinating location in which to explore Brazil’s changing economic and cultural landscapes. The first comprehensive guide to filmic representations of São Paulo, this book serves as an introduction to the city for film enthusiasts, visitors and tourists while simultaneously opening scholarly debates on global concerns such as marginalization, rapid urbanization and child poverty.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2014 11:59
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:35


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