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Economic logic and contemporary spatial practices: medium cities and consumption

Grant number: 12/24711-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal Investigator:Maria Encarnação Beltrão Sposito
Grantee:Gabriel Boraschi Ribeiro
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/20155-3 - Socio-economic cohesion and contemporary spatial practices: cities of medium size and consumption, AP.TEM


This research project undergraduate research focuses on the study of new forms of consumption, taking as reference the joints between the lower and upper circuits of the urban economy (Santos, 2008), in order to assess the extent to which such relationships redefine the spatial practices of consumers in two middle-sized cities: Presidente Prudente (SP) and Londrina (PR). It is linked to the thematic project, supported by FAPESP, titled "Logical contemporary economic and spatial practices: middle-sized cities and consumption" (No. 2011/20155-3), which has empirically based the two cities mentioned above and more other four - Marília , Ribeirão Preto, São Carlos, São José do Rio Preto - all these in the State of São Paulo. The proposed study through scientific initiation of this project, it fits, so a larger project, whose goals are tied to understanding the relationship between urban restructuring (changing roles of cities in interurban division of labor) and restructuring of the city (logical changes in location of economic and social uses of urban space) (SPOSITO, 2007). In the case of this proposed scientific initiation, the focus is on the areas of trade, as we call popular, which are organized spatially, as camelódromos and are located in the center of the two main cities in the analysis.

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