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Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro

Bruno Carvalho


Despite its famous image as a divided city – of wealthy high-rises and the surrounding, poverty-stricken favelas – Rio de Janeiro’s culture has been shaped by porous boundaries and multi-ethnic encounters. This book offers a groundbreaking perspective on Rio de Janeiro that focuses on the Cidade Nova (New City), one of the most compelling spaces in the history of modern cities. Once known as both a ‘Little Africa’ and as a ‘Jewish Neighborhood,’ the New City was an important reference for prominent writers, artists, pioneering social scientists and foreign visitors. It played a crucial role in ... More

Keywords: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazilian identity, porous city, Cidade Nova, urban planning, cultural practices, Samba, Little Africa, Jewish neighborhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846319754
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruno Carvalho, author
Princeton University