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A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro after 1889

Glorious Decadence

Authors: Winterbottom, Tom

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  • Provides a thoroughly interdisciplinary cultural history to one of the most important cities in Latin America
  • Based on extensive primary source material and includes close-reading analysis of multiple texts
  • Frames the cultural development of twentieth century Rio de Janeiro in context of the city's present state as a world class host city for sports 
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About this book

This book studies architecture and literature of Rio de Janeiro, the “Marvellous City,” from the revolution of 1889 to the Olympics of 2016, taking the reader on a journey through the history of the city. This study offers a wide-ranging and thought-provoking insight that moves from ruins to Modernism, from the past to the future, from futebol to fiction, and from beach to favela, to uncover the surprising feature—decadence—at the heart of this unique and seemingly timeless urban world. An innovative and in-depth study of buildings, books, and characters in the city’s modern history, this fundamental new work sets the reader in the glorious world of Rio de Janeiro.

About the authors

Tom Winterbottom is a writer based in San Francisco, USA. He received his doctorate from Stanford University, USA in 2015 and has travelled frequently to Latin America since 2002.

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“Tom Winterbottom’s A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro After 1889 takes the reader on a ‘gloriously decadent’ journey through Rio de Janeiro. … a pleasant, informative and engagingly written book. Winterbottom pulls readers in and allows them to feel the pulse of Rio de Janeiro’s beating heart.” (Sandra I. Sousa, Hispania, Vol. 101 (4), December, 2018)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31201-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31200-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80989-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro after 1889
Book Subtitle
Glorious Decadence
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31201-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31201-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31200-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80989-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 224
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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