Migration and the Making of Industrial São Paulo
Paulo Fontes is Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences (CPDOC) Fundação Getulio Vargas – Rio de Janeiro; a researcher at the Brazilian Council of Research and Development (CNPq); and the coeditor of The Country of Football: Politics, Popular Culture, and the Beautiful Game in Brazil.
Barbara Weinstein is Silver Professor of History at New York University and the author of The Color of Modernity: São Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil, also published by Duke University Press.
The introduction provides an overview of the book, highlighting its main themes and aims. It also connects the key theoretical topics analyzed in the book with the broader literature in Brazil and beyond. Issues such as working-class formation, migration, populism, urbanization, and popular culture are related and articulated with the academic debates. In addition, the introduction presents the more important methodological choices of the book, as well as the main sources researched and used in the text.