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The genesis of Pousos in modern Brazil: considerations on (urban) forms sprung from waiting

Abstract : This article aims at questioning the theoretical foundations that guided the main research on pousos in Brazil, before suggesting further reading. We suggest the following definition of these paths’ sons: spatial forms sprung from waiting men on the move, and dedicated to home men in pause. We show that, far from being a Brazilian invention, the pousos fall within the long tradition of spatial forms dedicated to the transitional home for men on the move. Initially resulting in a bodily experience in the wilderness of the interior of the colony, pousos managed to establish themselves in the landscape as political structures indicating the extension of the Brazilian territory. Constituting a unique space-time, interpreting them requires articulate morphology and history, while guarding against the risk of evolutionism.
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Laurent Vidal. The genesis of Pousos in modern Brazil: considerations on (urban) forms sprung from waiting. Tempo, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2016, 22 (40), pp.400-419. ⟨10.20509/TEM-1980-542X2016v224008⟩. ⟨hal-03556810⟩

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