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Vargas and Brazil: New Perspectives by J. Hentschke

By J. Hentschke

This quantity unites students from Brazil, the U.S. and Europe, who draw on a detailed re-reading of the Vargas literature, hitherto unavailable or unused resources, and a wide range of methodologies, to shed new gentle at the political adjustments and cultural representations of Vargas's regimes, realising why he intended various things to various humans.

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If forced to choose, claims Dinius, this police force would now defend its concept of social “order” against the advocates of socioeconomic “progress” (desenvolvimentismo and trabalhismo), once complimentary goals. Deconstructing Vargas Era Representations In a recent issue of LASA-Forum, Timothy J. ”63 Indeed, a first encounter with the official construction of Vargas’s image can be disturbing for a foreign undergraduate, as Dávila describes in vivid terms in his chapter. The three generations of Brazilianists who have contributed to this volume have, some over many years, tried to come to grips with Vargas’s multifaceted personality and the ways in which his memory has been cultivated and twisted.

For the original, see Bolívar Lamounier, “Das institutionelle Modell der drei␤iger Jahre und die gegenwärtige brasilianische Krise,” in Nord und Süd in Amerika, 2:918–932; a Portuguese version appeared as “Do modelo institucional dos anos 30 ao fim da era Vargas,” in As instituições brasileiras da era Vargas, ed. Maria Celina d’Araújo (Rio de Janeiro: Ed. da UERJ/ Ed. da FGV, 1999), 35–53. Lamounier does not define the term “consociational” as the concession of guarantees and special rights to ethnic, religious, and linguistic minorities.

2 (2005): 333–349. See the statement of long-serving Austrian envoy Anton Retschek in Report 11. 10. 1926, Liasse Brasilien 2, 2/3, Karton 514, Neues Politisches Archiv, Österreichisches Staatsarchiv/Archiv der Republik. William Waack, to my knowledge the first Brazilian to visit the recently opened Comintern archives, explores Moscow’s role in this process. William Waack, Camaradas: nos arquivos de Moscou. A história secreta da revolução brasileira de 1935 (São Paulo: Companhia de Letras, 1993), 26–47.

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