Research Note: The Townscape through the Eyes of Migrants

Authors

  • Antonio Carlos Machado Guimarães Universidade do Vale do Paraíba
  • Pedro Ribeiro Moreira Neto Universidade do Vale do Paraíba
  • Nadia Santos Universidade do Vale do Paraíba

Abstract

These notes concern the potential of filmic material in approaching different ways of representing the landscape. In short, we are going to argue in favour of film as a tool in studying migrants’ perception of the town during the Brazilian urbanization process in the 1950s in that film became a useful wayl of filling in the gaps left by the lack of historical documentation and the impossibility of direct observation of social agents in their daily lives.

Author Biographies

Antonio Carlos Machado Guimarães, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba

Programa de Posgraduação em Planejamento Urbano e Regional

Pedro Ribeiro Moreira Neto, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba

Programa de Posgraduação em Planejamento Urbano e Regional

Nadia Santos, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba

Programa de Posgraduação em Planejamento Urbano e Regional

References

• Foulcault, M. (1981). The order of discourse. In: R. Young (Ed.), Untying the text: A post-structuralist reader. Boston. London and Henley: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

• Velho, G. (2010). Metrópole, cosmopolitismo e mediação (Metropolis, cosmopolitanism and mediation). Porto Alegre (Brazil): Horizontes Antropológicos, ano 16, n. 33.

• Zukin, S. (1991). Landscapes of power: From Detroit to Disney World. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Published

2015-04-15

How to Cite

Guimarães, A. C. M., Moreira Neto, P. R., & Santos, N. (2015). Research Note: The Townscape through the Eyes of Migrants. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 3(2). Retrieved from https://ajouronline.com/index.php/AJHSS/article/view/2288

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