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CONTRACULTURA: ALTERNATIVE ARTS AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION IN AUTHORITARIAN BRAZIL. Christopher Dunn. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2016. 272 pp. with 20 ills. 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781469630014 In English.
Due date: November 2016. Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 174686. Publisher's description: Christopher Dunn's history of authoritarian Brazil exposes the inventive cultural production and intense social transformations that emerged during the rule of an iron-fisted military regime during the sixties and seventies. The Brazilian contracultura was a complex and multifaceted phenomenon that developed alongside the ascent of hardline forces within the regime in the late 1960s. Focusing on urban, middle-class Brazilians often inspired by the international counterculture that flourished in the United States and parts of western Europe, Dunn shows how new understandings of race, gender, sexuality, and citizenship erupted under even the most oppressive political conditions. Dunn reveals previously ignored connections between the counterculture and Brazilian music, literature, film, visual arts, and alternative journalism. In chronicling desbunde, the Brazilian hippie movement, he shows how the state of Bahia, renowned for its Afro-Brazilian culture, emerged as a countercultural mecca for youth in search of spiritual alternatives.
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Worldwide Number: 174685
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