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Brazilian Steel Town: Machines, Land, Money and Commoning in the Making of the Working Class

Mollona, Massimiliano. 2019. Brazilian Steel Town: Machines, Land, Money and Commoning in the Making of the Working Class. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 9781789204339 [Book]

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Abstract or Description

Volta Redonda is a Brazilian steel town founded in the 1940s by dictator Getúlio Vargas on an ex-coffee valley as a powerful symbol of Brazilian modernization. The city’s economy, and consequently its citizen’s lives, revolves around the Companha Siderurgica Nacional (CSN), the biggest industrial complex in Latin America. Although the glory days of the CSN have long passed, the company still controls life in Volta Redonda today, creating as much dispossession as wealth for the community. Brazilian Steel Town tells the story of the people tied to this ailing giant – of their fears, hopes, and everyday struggles.

Item Type:

Book

Keywords:

Companha Siderurgica Nacional (CSN), steel industry, Volta Redonda

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Date:

1 November 2019

Item ID:

27564

Date Deposited:

12 Nov 2019 16:19

Last Modified:

07 Jan 2020 11:41

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/27564

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