Cities of the Lusophone World. Literature, Culture and Urban Transformations


Organization: Doris Wieser and Ana Filipa Prata

Publisher: Peter Lang

Year: 2018

Cities of the Lusophone World addresses diverse literary and cultural representations of urban settings produced in the period from the 1960s to the present day and originating from the Island of Mozambique, Lisbon, Luanda, Macau, Maputo, Porto Alegre and São Paulo. The volume contributes to the interdisciplinary research field of urban cultural studies, which lies at the crossroads between the social sciences and the humanities. The essays gathered here consider the city not only as a geographical configuration, but also as a historical discourse where space and time merge and where different individual and collective practices and actions take place. They explore how memories and identities are framed, how people at the margins create discourses of resistance, and how processes of migration and urban transformation disrupt established social and cultural borders..

Extract taken from the editor’s website.

Publication carried out under the Legacies of the Empire and Colonialism in Comparative Perspective project (CITCOM group).