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Revolution in the Terra do SolThe Cold War in Brazil$
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Sarah Sarzynski

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781503603691

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503603691.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Tropes of o Nordeste: Contested Visions of the Region During the Cold War

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Revolution in the Terra do Sol
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Sarah Sarzynski

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503603691.003.0001

The introduction provides a historical and theoretical overview of the study as related to the process of regional identity formation through political struggle and cultural production, After introducing the historical context of Brazilian and Northeastern politics in the 1950s and 1960s, the chapter engages in a theoretical discussion about regionalism in Brazil. The chapter explains how and why Northeastern Brazil, or o Nordeste, can be considered a trope, and what this has meant in terms of legitimizing inequalities in Brazil. I conclude the chapter with an overview of the chapters, and a discussion of the book’s sources and methodology.

Keywords:   trope, regionalism, Cold War, popular culture, Northeastern Brazil

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