Research Note: The Townscape through the Eyes of Migrants

Antonio Carlos Machado Guimarães, Pedro Ribeiro Moreira Neto, Nadia Santos

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.

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