The Journal of Global South Studies is a probing scholarly journal that examines development problems and issues as well as pioneering efforts in the developing world. It is an interdisciplinary journal that explores current and historic issues facing the Global South region of the world, including economic, political, social, military, and international relationships.

Vol. 38 No. 1 (2021): Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo

Published: 2021-07-08

Foreword

Ryan Alexander

vii–ix

Abstract

Dear Readers: I am pleased to present to you this special issue, entitled, Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo. The issue is the...

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A Message from the Editor

The São Paulo Experiment

Ryan Alexander

xi–xiv

Abstract

“Brazil . . . it’s the country of the future, and it always will be!” The exact provenance of this old joke is unclear. Typically, it is...

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Special Issue Introduction

Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo

Daniel Gough, Aiala Levy, Joseph Jay Sosa

1–24

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Introduction to the special issue, Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo.

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"Art, Luxury, Elegance"

Crafting an Aesthetic of Aspiration in São Paulo’s Early Cinemas

Aiala Levy

25–53

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Between 1907 and 1914, approximately one hundred cinemas opened their doors in São Paulo. Many cinema producers—the men who financed, managed,...

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Performing São Paulo

Flávio de Carvalho and the Experimental City, 1928–1931

Adrian Anagnost

54–79

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In the 1920s and early 1930s, Brazil’s urbanists and intellectuals recognized fundamental tensions between world-making by modernist artists and...

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The Park and the Favela

Visions of the Progressive and Cultured City in Post–WWII São Paulo

Marcio Siwi

80–106

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This article explores two parallel histories: the construction of Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo’s symbol of post–WWII modernity, and the...

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“I Africanize São Paulo”

Vision, Race, and Afro-Paulistano Visual Culture

Reighan Gillam

107–124

Abstract

Although the city of São Paulo has the largest number of Black people in Brazil, it is not commonly associated with Blackness or Black...

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Noise in São Paulo (1950s–1970s)

Between the City-Machine and the City-Organism

Leonardo Cardoso

125–149

Abstract

Between the 1950s and 1970s, as the São Paulo population inflated from a little over two million to more than eight million, residents and...

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Who Gets to Make a Living in a Cultural Capital?

Music Workers, Musical Urbanity, and São Paulo’s City of Music Legislation

Daniel J. Gough

150–167

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This article addresses the interconnectedness of economic livelihoods for music workers and state funding for the arts in São Paulo, Brazil—a...

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"Gays Have Taken the Paulista!"

Queer Protest and Placemaking in São Paulo

Joseph Jay Sosa

168–193

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Focusing on queer protest cultures in downtown São Paulo, this article investigates how urban spaces function as a “national stage” for the...

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Who Wants Money?

Radical Performance and Experimental Urbanism in the Heart of São Paulo

Marcos Steuernagel

194–219

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In August 2017, the mayor of São Paulo, João Doria, mediated an arbitration between billionaire TV presenter Silvio Santos and legendary theater...

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Africapitalism: Rethinking the Role of Business in Africa

Edited by Kenneth Amaeshi, Adun Okupe, and Uwafiokun Idemudia

Matthew C. Kolasa

220–222

Abstract

Amaeshi, Kenneth, Adun Okupe, and Uwafiokun Idemudia, eds. Africapitalism: Rethinking the Role of Business in Africa. Cambridge, UK:...

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Water Brings No Harm: Management Knowledge and the Struggle for the Waters of Kilimanjaro

By Matthew V. Bender

Cathy Skidmore-Hess

222–224

Abstract

Bender, Matthew V. Water Brings No Harm: Management Knowledge and the Struggle for the Waters of Kilimanjaro. Athens: Ohio...

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Spirit on the Move: Black Women and Pentecostalism in Africa and the Diaspora

Edited by Judith Casselberry and Elizabeth A. Pritchard

Kwaku Nti

224–226

Abstract

Casselberry, Judith, and Elizabeth A. Pritchard, eds. Spirit on the Move: Black Women and Pentecostalism in Africa and the Diaspora....

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Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal

By Rosalind Fredericks

Joshua Kohler da Cruz

226–229

Abstract

Fredericks, Rosalind. Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructure of Labor in Dakar, Senegal. Durham, NC: Duke University Press,...

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Beneath the Surface: A Transnational History of Skin Lighteners

By Lynn M. Thomas

Amy E. Potter

229–231

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Thomas, Lynn M. Beneath the Surface: A Transnational History of Skin Lighteners. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020.

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Dance for Me When I Die

By Cristian Alarcón. Translated by Nick Caistor and Marcela López Levy

Joshua Kohler da Cruz

231–233

Abstract

Alarcón, Cristian. Dance for Me When I Die. Translated by Nick Caistor and
Marcela López Levy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press,...

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Black Man on the Titanic: The Story of Joseph Laroche

By Serge Bilé

Amber Brantley

233–235

Abstract

Bilé, Serge. Black Man on the Titanic: The Story of Joseph Laroche. Coral Gables,
FL: Mango Publishing Group, 20

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The Haiti Reader: History, Culture, Politics

Edited by Laurent Dubois, Kaiama L. Glover, Nadève Ménard, Millery Polyné, and Chantalle F. Verna

Thomas R. Cooper Jr.

235–237

Abstract

Dubois, Laurent, Kaiama L. Glover, Nadève Ménard, Millery Polyné, and Chantalle F. Verna, eds. The Haiti Reader: History, Culture,...

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A Revolution in Fragments: Traversing Scales of Justice, Ideology, and Practice in Bolivia

By Mark A. Goodale

Luis M. Sierra

237–239

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Goodale, Mark A Revolution in Fragments: Traversing Scales of Justice, Ideology, and Practice in Bolivia. Durham, NC: Duke University...

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Coca Yes, Cocaine No: How Bolivia’s Coca Growers Reshaped Democracy

By Thomas Grisaffi

Luis M. Sierra

239–241

Abstract

Grisaffi, Thomas. Coca Yes, Cocaine No: How Bolivia’s Coca Growers Reshaped
Democracy. Durham, NC: Duke University...

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Maya Bonesetters: Manual Healers in a Changing Guatemala

By Servando Z. Hinojosa

Yoly Zentella

241–243

Abstract

Hinojosa, Servando Z. Maya Bonesetters: Manual Healers in a Changing Guatemala. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2020.

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The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food is Transforming the American City

By Robert Lemon

Solomon K. Smith

243–245

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Lemon, Robert. The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food is Transforming the
American City.
Champaign: University of Illinois...

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Channeling the State: Community Media and Popular Politics in Venezuela

By Naomi Schiller

John W. Sherman

245–246

Abstract

Schiller, Naomi. Channeling the State: Community Media and Popular Politics in Venezuela. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018.

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Red China's Green Revolution: Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development Under the Commune

By Joshua Elsenman

Steven Pieragastini

247–249

Abstract

Eisenman, Joshua. Red China’s Green Revolution: Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development Under the...

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China’s War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State

By Philip Thai

Mao Lin

249–252

Abstract

Thai, Philip. China’s War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State, 1842–1965. New York: Columbia...

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The Lost Decade (2008–2018): How India’s Growth Story Devolved into Growth without a Story

By Puja Mehra

Binit Agrawal

252–254

Abstract

Mehra, Puja. The Lost Decade (2008–2018): How India’s Growth Story Devolved into Growth without a Story. New Delhi: Penguin Random...

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