160 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, 77 figs, notes
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7721-7
Published: July 2023
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Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute for the Study of the Americas
Framed by theories proposed by Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, and James Scott, this analysis delves into various sources—including archival materials and site visits—to provide a comprehensive understanding of how the spatiality of plantations influenced the behavior of their inhabitants. By examining the physical structures, spatial organization, and the lived experiences within the Recôncavo plantations, this study aims to expose the complex interplay between power, resistance, and the lasting influences on the built environment of the Brazilian cities. By uncovering these multifaceted connections, it becomes imperative to acknowledge the profound legacies embedded within the design of these plantations, and how they continue to shape Brazilian architecture and society. Understanding these ramifications is vital for fostering a more inclusive and equitable society, not only in Brazil but also in a broader context.