ARTICLES. THE CULTURALIST CONSERVATISM OF GILBERTO FREYRE: SOCIETY, DECLINE AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN SOBRADOS E MUCAMBOS ( ). The Mansions and the Shanties [Sobrados e Mucambos] by Gilberto Freyre, , available at Book Depository with free delivery. Sobrados e Mucambos, Gilberto Freyre. 89 likes. Book.

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While recognizing its problematic aspects, its supporters also saw the positive aspects of this society, principally the singular and harmonious character of its culture, seeking to defend it against liberal, Americanist, individualist and secular cosmopolitanism, but also against the interventionism of national statists, whether conservative or socialist.

It is not the case here to make one more critique of Freyre – at this point, anachronistic and, why not say it? Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The mulatoas an intermediary class and the protagonist of the process of democratization of Brazilian society, such as presented in Sobrados e mucambosillustrates the moment of transition between patriarchal society and the emergence of conflicts characteristic of urban and individualist society.

The Mansions and the Shanties [Sobrados e Mucambos] : The Making of Modern Brazil

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. For this reason, it is worth asking whether, in a peripheral country like Brazil, the culturalist nationalism of Freyre, despite his conservatism, did not perform an indispensable function by generating a sense of self-esteem without which any endeavour, even progressive, becomes impossible.

This conservatism can be called precisely culturalistbecause it valorises a past that it qualifies positively as patriarchal, Iberian and Catholic. Floyd Webb rated it it was amazing Apr 15, O imperador das ideias: Walter marked it as to-read Feb 22, Dennis rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Gorete rated it really liked it Oct 10, Bruno rated it it was amazing Feb 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Sobrados e Mucambos by Gilberto Freyre

In other words, during a period when to be antiquated was to be liberal, being a reactionary was as modern as being a Bolshevik. Vitor rated it liked it Oct 20, In this work, Freyre describes the form through which the patriarchal society, organised around the sugar mill in the colonial period, began to disintegrate sobradoss the arrival of the Portuguese royal family in Rio de Janeiro ineroded by foreign influence, on one hand, and the continuous increase in the urbanization of the country, on the other.


Other books in the series. Dono added it Sep 14, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Murilo Pan marked it as to-read Nov 29, As the country became mucmabos, these antagonisms acquired a new intensity; the equilibrium between the whites of the townhouse and the free pretos, caboclos and pardos [black, indigenous-white mixed race and brown populations] of the shanties would not be the same as between the whites of the old manor hilberto and the negros of the slave dwellings.

On one hand, there was the modernization promoted by foreign democratic liberalism, which, during osbrados Empire and the First Republic, had eliminated national traditions.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It was at this point that Freyre abandoned pursuit of a political career and focused his efforts on producing a work that would dialogue more deeply with the historical and social science of frehre time.

For Freyre, then, race was a cultural transformation modified and adapted to the environment, not a determinist element that conditions the social relations, moral and psychological characteristics and cultural legacy of miscegenation. All forms of political thought, however scientific their aim, possess an ideological dimension that derives from an elaborate mixture of rational or scientific elements and others that are emotional or ideological properly speaking Freeden, Read more Read less.

I have valorised this popular culture as much as possible, though not without valorising an elite culture too Freyre apud Bastos, Glauco added it Aug 26, This would suggest, therefore, two different strands of the Brazilian conservative tradition, sometimes allied, sometimes clashing: Such fdeyre suggested by Antonio Candidop. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Services on Demand Journal. From the political or ideological viewpoint, with its flagrant nostalgia for the past order, the conservative vocation of Sobrados e mucambos is undeniable, revealing the attraction for the hierarchical order, whose antagonisms of race, gender and class became balanced and harmonized through the interpenetration of cultures, resulting in a kind of hybrid, typically Brazilian sociability.

Return to Book Page. Nonetheless, as a correlate this process had the proletarianization and demonization of the black population, living in segregation in the shanties mucambos:.


Cary marked it as to-read Dec 29, Abstract This work aims to deepen the knowledge of the culturalist, Iberian and Catholic aspects of Brazilian conservatism, turning to the work by Gilberto Freyre, Sobrados e mucambos.

Hence gilebrto narrative of Sobrados e mucambos accompanies and constructs the image of the progressive advance of modern individualism as a regulator of social relations in substitution for the organic relation represented by the Brazilian patriarchal model. Heather D-n marked it as to-read May 26, The long hegemony of the left in federal power, with its nationalist, socialist, statist orientation and redistributive and gender policies, followed by a deep economic crisis, created the conditions for its re-emergence.

In a context where the social sciences where becoming established as university disciplines, led by heads of school who projected themselves as intellectuals with the technical knowhow to make strategic use of social reform in a democratic era, the virtual consensus that had once surrounded Freyre began to dissolve.

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Social stratification was made more complex by the timid emergence of a middle class between the manorial and slave castes, represented archetypically by the bacharel mulatothe mixed-race graduate. At that moment, the population was passing through a process of metamorphosis unleashed by industrialization and urbanization, which would lead it to higher levels of civilization, losing the characteristics that Freyre had attributed to it.

Sobrados e mucambos Gilberto Freyre Portuguese Edition.

True, while the antagonisms intensified, the opportunities for social ascension also increased for those slaves and children of slaves in the cities with artistic skill or extraordinary intelligence or special qualities of sexual attraction.

The meanings and communicative importance of ideologies can only be determined by ascertaining their syntax that is, their basic structures and the relational patterns between their componentstheir conventional uses in a social context and the degree of acceptability of the rules set by it Freeden, Alice Teodoro rated it it was amazing Nov 27,