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Prescriptions for the future: Belo Horizonte in the process of modernization of the State of Minas Gerais

Grant number: 12/24049-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): March 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal researcher:Maria Stella Martins Bresciani
Grantee:Carlos Alberto Oliveira
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/20433-1 - Formation of urbanism, circulation ideas and exchanges in transatlantic context, BE.EP.DR


The present thesis has the main objective to propose a study of the discourse favoring the development of the state and its impact on the formation of a sensibility toward cultural and urban transformation of life at a new locality. In this sense the thesis that the city was conceived from the importing of models will be addressed with the intention of evaluating the position of technicians, intellectuals and politicians in building the discourses of modernization of the State of Minas Gerais, as well as a political language initiated with the transference of the capital marked by the construction of Belo Horizonte. The research works with the hypothesis that the history of the capital until 1950 is not disconnected with a sensitive and conceptual shift on urban life which occurred in Minas Gerais State. In order to comprehend the concepts of city that underlie the project of modernization and development of the State of Minas Gerais the main documents used were administrative documents of the city and the State, works of intellectuals and politicians on the modernization of the state and the main projects of urban intervention in 1950. (AU)

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OLIVEIRA, Carlos Alberto. Prescriptions for the future : Belo Horizonte between modernization processes. 2018. 225 f. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas.

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