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Brazil's Steel City: Developmentalism, Strategic Power, and Industrial Relations in Volta Redonda, 1941-1964

Oliver Dinius


This book presents a social history of the National Steel Company (CSN), Brazil's foremost state-owned company and largest industrial enterprise in the mid-twentieth century. It focuses on the role the steelworkers played in Brazil's social and economic development under the country's import substitution policies from the early 1940s to the 1964 military coup. Counter to prevalent interpretations of industrial labor in Latin America, where workers figure above all as victims of capitalist exploitation, the book shows that CSN workers held strategic power and used it to reshape the company's la ... More

Keywords: Brazil, National Steel Company, steelworkers, economic development, industrial labor, Latin America, import substitution, labor regime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804771689
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804771689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oliver Dinius, author