9780195174564-0195174569-Autos and Progress: The Brazilian Search for Modernity

Autos and Progress: The Brazilian Search for Modernity

ISBN-13: 9780195174564
ISBN-10: 0195174569
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Wolfe, Joel
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 269 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195174564
ISBN-10: 0195174569
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Wolfe, Joel
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 269 pages

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Acknowledged authors Wolfe, Joel wrote Autos and Progress: The Brazilian Search for Modernity comprising 269 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195174569 and 9780195174564. Since then Autos and Progress: The Brazilian Search for Modernity textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Autos and Progress reinterprets twentieth-century Brazilian history through automobiles, using them as a window for understanding the nation's struggle for modernity in the face of its massive geographical size, weak central government, and dependence on agricultural exports. Among the topics Wolfe touches upon are the first sports cars and elite consumerism; intellectuals' embrace of cars as the key for transformation and unification of Brazil; Henry Ford's building of a company town in the Brazilian jungle; the creation of a transportation infrastructure; democratization and consumer culture; auto workers and their creation of a national political party; and the economic and environmental impact of autos on Brazil. This focus on Brazilians' fascination with automobiles and their reliance on auto production and consumption as keys to their economic and social transformation, explains how Brazil--which enshrined its belief in science and technology in its national slogan of Order and Progress--has differentiated itself from other Latin American nations. Autos and Progress engages key issues in Brazil around the meaning and role of race in society and also addresses several classic debates in Brazilian studies about the nature of Brazil's great size and diversity and how they shaped state-making.

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