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The consolidation of the Grajau neighborhood and the samba territorialization process in the place

Grant number: 09/17655-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 28, 2011
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal Investigator:Manoel Fernandes de Sousa Neto
Grantee:Janaína de Moraes Kaecke
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The research has as objective to understand the socio-spatial changes in the Grajaú neighborhood, from the samba metamorphosis in its interior, taking the "Pagode da 27" as the expression of a previous process of the samba territorialization that consolidates and formalizes the samba movement in this community. Theoretically, we will start from the territorial changes in the Grajau neighborhood so then analyze the socio-spatial dynamic in the neighborhood in its urbanizing process. We establish, therefore, the position that the cultural manifestations are used as mediation between the inhabitant and the place, which relation is given in the daily life. The metropolis materializes the contradictions proper of the capitalism, and contains in itself its own negation: claiming its converging feature while creates, simultaneous and necessarily, excluded areas of this process. The city states therefore the existence of an area which cultural production may develop itself in an independent way of the entertainment industry. In this context, the presence of samba movements, from the 1990 decade, tights the cultural hegemony the entertaining industry tries to force towards everybody.

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