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Diálogos Latinoamericanos 2001, (4)

Autor: Joel Outtes



Diálogos Latinoamericanos ISSN: 1600-0110 Aarhus Universitet Dinamarca Outtes, Joel Reseña de -Civilizing Rio: Reform and Resistance in a Brazilian City (1889-1930)- de Teresa A. Meade Diálogos Latinoamericanos, núm.
4, 2001, pp.
119-120 Aarhus Universitet Aarhus, Dinamarca Disponível em: Como citar este artigo Número completo Mais artigos Home da revista no Redalyc Sistema de Informação Científica Rede de Revistas Científicas da América Latina, Caribe , Espanha e Portugal Projeto acadêmico sem fins lucrativos desenvolvido no âmbito da iniciativa Acesso Aberto Diálogos Latinoamericanos Teresa A.
Meade (1996): “Civilizing” Rio: Reform and Resistance in a Brazilian City (1889-1930), University Park, Pa: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 212 pp., illus., maps., tables. Joel Outtes∗ This book is an attempt to apply studies undertaken by George Rudé (The Crowd in History, 1730-1848) and Eric Hobsbawm regarding the behaviour of the crowd in France and England to the Brazilian context of the Old Republic.
Being divided in six chapters the book deals with civilization (chapter 1), the features of urban life (2), sanitation and renovation (3), the resistance (4), living and working conditions (5) and the general strike of 1917.
Chapter 1, Civilization, is a description of Rio’s development.
Chapter 2 analysed the main characteristics of urban life. Chapter 3, sanitation and renovation, one of the best, is a detailed account of changes in the city around 1904, period of the urban renewal undertaken during Pereira Passos’ term as mayor (1902-1906), and the vaccination campaign carried out by health physician Oswaldo Cruz during the same period. Another very well constructed chapter is the fourth, which under the name “the resistance” developed the 1904 revolt against vaccination in Rio.
Here a detailed account of the destruction undertaken by the crowd was provided departing from...

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