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Title:Contesting the Terms of Incorporation: Labor and the State in Rio De Janeiro, 1930--1964
Author(s):Jordan, Thomas Marshall
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Love, Joseph L.
Department / Program:History
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Industrial and Labor Relations
Abstract:Beginning in 1950 with the re-election of Getulio Vargas, the second half of the dissertation studies the subsequent fifteen years in which politicians courted urban labor as an important political constituency. Looking at, respectively, the internal dynamics of Rio's metalworkers' union, labor's new agenda and the strategies used by Rio's workers to implement it, and the national efforts to create new types of labor organizations, I show how a new generation of labor leaders used the corporate labor system to their full advantage while, simultaneously, attempting to change the system itself through direct action and political pressure. This period of what I term the "new activism" lasted until April 1964, when the military coup re-established a rigid model of government-directed corporativism.
Issue Date:2000
Description:461 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9990032
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000

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