Gender in the modernist city: shaping power relations and national identity with the construction of Brasilia

@inproceedings{Pires2013GenderIT,
  title={Gender in the modernist city: shaping power relations and national identity with the construction of Brasilia},
  author={Larissa Leandro Pires},
  year={2013}
}
This study explores the period from 1956 to 1960, when Brazil officially relocated its political center from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia. It examines the complex process of defining national identity for Brazilian citizens in a frontier city, within the framework of conflicting racial, social, and gender roles and expectations. Methodologically, this work is based on an extensive research of Brasilia’s public records, newspapers, and oral-history interviews with some of the men and women who… CONTINUE READING

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