456 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 19 halftones, 4 tables, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4602-5
Published: January 1997
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6624-5
Published: November 2000
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About the Author
Barbara Weinstein, associate professor of history at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is author of The Amazon Rubber Boom, 1850-1920.
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"The strength and originality of For Social Peace in Brazil lies in Weinstein's ability to illuminate the interactions among different classes . . . while narrating the development of institutions intended to implement specific policies based on the ideologies of welfare capitalism and the promotion of social peace among classes."--Latin American Research Review
“A very readable study, based on meticulous archival work.”European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
“A major contribution to the growing historical literature on industrial labor in Brazil. . . . Offers a rigorous, eloquent, and original account of the flawed attempts by Sao Paulo capitalists to reshape the nature of industrial work and foster ‘social peace’ in Brazil.”--Technology and Culture
"An important [and innovative] contribution to the social and economic history of Latin America. Weinstein innovatively blends discourse analysis with more traditional approaches to paint a strikingly new portrait of Brazilian industrialists, labor relations, and social politics, one with broad implications for our understanding of the politics of modernity in the country of the future."--Peter Winn, Tufts University
"Its brilliant analysis of labor relations in twentieth-century Brazil will make this book an essential and indispensable source for anyone who wishes to explore this terrain. Weinstein combines exhaustive and careful research with a stimulating critique of the existing bibliography on this theme."--Maria Lígia Prado, University of São Paulo