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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

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
September 1st, 2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Unabridged edition
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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