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Title: Sociability and collective action in a Lisbon workingclass neighbourhood: the social representations of Alcântara in the early twentieth century
Authors: Vidal, F.
Keywords: Industrialization
Lisbon neighbourhood
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Intellect
Abstract: In the second half of the nineteenth century, the peripheral area of Alcântara became one of Lisbon’s most important industrial centres. Its economic development was accompanied by a massive growth in population. As this area became urbanized and industrialized, the representations of the neighbourhood also changed. Withina few decades, Alcântara ceased to be associated with the image of a remote suburb, a place that had no clearly defined boundaries or a space defined solely in terms of its industrial function. This article presents the Alcântara neighbourhood as a case study that helps us understand how collective practices shape new representations of city and urban life. The objective of this article is to analyse the role of a republican voluntary association - the Society for the Promotion of Popular Education (Promotora-Sociedade Promotora de Educação Popular)-in transforming the representations associated with the Alcântara neighbourhood in the early twentieth century. During this period, Promotora helped shape different levels of ‘collective representations’ of Alcântara; it also contributed to the formation of an authentic urban lifestyle at the neighbourhood level, drawing attention to people who represented the local community and speaking on their behalf
Peer reviewed: yes
DOI: 10.1386/pjss.14.2.143_1
ISSN: 1476-413X
Accession number: WOS:000371154200003
Appears in Collections:CRIA-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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