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Centralization of capital and regional specialization: the sugarcane industry and territorial vulnerability of Piracicaba (SP)

Grant number: 13/04019-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): October 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal researcher:Samuel Frederico
Grantee:Bruno Rezende Spadotto
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/00600-0 - Crisis, financialisation and centralization of capital: the influence of these processes on the political economy of the city of Piracicaba, São Paulo (SP), Brazil, BE.EP.MS


The current technical-scientific-informational period, also called globalization by Santos (1994; 2000), has as one of its main features the articulation of the money and information tyranny. This ideological apparatus foresees the liberalization of national economies supported by a new market regulation, performed, now, by global corporations, under the imperative of neoliberal politics (PECK; TICKELL, 2002; HARVEY, 2008; SILVEIRA, 2008). In this context, the production of Ethanol is attracting global investments due to emergence of the global energy transition (PIRES DO RIO, 2011), causing, thus, a process of concentration e centralization of capital (Smith, N., 1988). In this entirety vision, our purpose, in this project, is to understand the territorial vulnerabilities (SILVEIRA, 2010; ARROYO, 2006) of urban economy of Piracicaba (SP) in the presence of its productive specialization in capital goods and services to the sugarcane's industry. Especially, in the current scenery of dissolution on the regional organic solidarities - fruit of the old regional production relationships - and the installation of global organizational solidarities (SANTOS, 2009) - managed by agents that operate in global networks. (AU)

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. Centralization of capital and regional specialization : the sugarcane industry and labour market in Piracicaba (SP). 2016. 131 f. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Geociências.

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