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The Solidarity Economy of Culture and Cultural Citizenship in the ABC Region of Sao Paulo, Brazil



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The Solidarity Economy of Culture and Cultural Citizenship in the ABC Region of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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How can artists in a developing country be able to dedicate themselves to the laborious task of creating art when there are few resources? How can the government and intellectuals support artists without imposing a centralized idea of national culture? This book explores these questions and others, focusing on lived experience in the ABC region of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Beginning with two lectures by two renowned professors and activists of the Brazilian solidarity movement, Ladislau Dowbor and Celio Turino de Almeida, the book then opens up space for artists from diverse areas to speak about their experience in real life and real time. This work functions partly as a testimonial narrative and partly as an opportunity for those giving testimony to interact with culture managers, university professors, public intellectuals and other artists who struggle to ensure that their work reaches the most distant areas of the city. Because Sao Paulo is still considered a cultural center of Brazil, the experiences and reflections appearing in this book will serve as guide and inspiration to others - artists, culture managers, intellectuals - not just in Brazil, but throughout the world as well.

Author Biography

Neusa Serra is a Professor at the Centro de Engenharia, Modelagem e Ciencias Sociais Aplicadas of the Federal University of ABC, Brazil, where her teaching concentrates on public policies and sustainability. She coordinated the project "Solidarity Economy of Culture and Cultural Citizenship" in partnership with the Instituto Polis. She has published several essays and book chapters on technology, ecology and sustainability, creative economies, the solidarity economy, and public policies. Hamilton Faria is a poet and university professor. He taught at the Catholic University of Sao Paulo and at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, Brazil, and was the co-founder, co-organizer, and later President and Director of the Instituto Polis, an NGO created in 1987 to focus on urban policies. He specializes in the politics of culture, and has published numerous books and essays on the culture of Brazil and other countries, in addition to more than a dozen poetry books. In 2006, he was the recipient of an award from the Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters of France.Eva Paulino Bueno has published essays on Brazilian literature, theater and cinema, women's studies, Latin American literature and popular culture. Her publications include Resisting Boundaries; Imagination Beyond Nation; Mazzaropi, o artista do povo; The Woman in Latin American and Spanish Literature; Naming the Father; and Latin American Women Writers, an Encyclopedia. Her most recent book is the co-edited Brazilian Theater (1970-2010). She teaches Spanish and Portuguese at St. Mary's University in Texas, and serves on the editorial boards of several magazines in Brazil and the USA.
Release date Australia
October 24th, 2018
Edited by Eva Paulino Bueno
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Unabridged edition
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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