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Alternated modernities: urban representations in four maga-zines of avant-garde literature in Latin America

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Ricardo Marchesini Galvão
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU/SBI)
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Examining board members:
Monica Junqueira de Camargo; Ana Claudia Scaglione Veiga de Castro; Ricardo Hernan Medrano
Advisor: Monica Junqueira de Camargo

This work intends to do different interpretations of how the city was represented in magazines Klaxon (1922), Martín Fierro (1924), Revista de Antropofagia (1928) e Sur (1931), published in São Paulo and Buenos Aires by groups considered part of the Avant-garde Literature in Latin America. Starting from the Dependence School readings, passing through the Urban Cultural Studies and reaching the Post-colonial theories (always within the relationship between literary criticism and urban history), we sought to question the idea of modernity, often associated with the formation of Latin American cities in the early twentieth century. As a result, it was possible to demonstrate how the multiplicity of perspectives in the different historiographical approach-es, rather than contradict or replace, they complement each other, generating a wealth of analy-sis that allows a constant reinterpretation of historical events. This analysis, done on the content of selected texts, can be projected into the present contributing to a better understanding of our present condition. So, if the first impression upon the urban representations is that they may have apparently homogenized cities, they are gradually devoid of all the established interpreta-tions by modern history, pointing to cultural nuances. At the same time, the similarities between them suggest the existence of a narrative structure built to hide the tools of cultural domination belonging to the modern bourgeois society, heiress of the colonial system. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/01237-4 - The presence of the city in the discourse of the vanguards: São Paulo and Buenos Aires in the 1920s and 1930s
Grantee:Ricardo Marchesini Galvão
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master