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Centralities of leisure in Presidente Prudente - SP: flows, tensions and territorialities on Parque do Povo

Grant number: 13/15387-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2013
Effective date (End): September 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal Investigator:Nécio Turra Neto
Grantee:Adolpho Barreto Netto
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/20155-3 - Socio-economic cohesion and contemporary spatial practices: cities of medium size and consumption, AP.TEM


The Parque do Povo, located on the city of Presidente Prudente - SP is result of a wide restructuring process on the urban space, culminating in the implementation of this major leisure equipment, transforming the entire area of its surroundings, previously segregated and undervalued, in one of the city's highly valued locations. In the early 90's, settled, adjacent to the park, the major shopping center of the city, the Prudenshopping, and more recently, this area has attracted private investments directed to entertainment establishments, which cohesively, form a centrality of leisure in the city Taking this location as the focal point and the young as actors, we will seek through this research proposal the understanding of how occur the sociability processes produced by many different groups of youth who attend that space. Our intention is to understand the attraction that the equipments and commercial establishments of leisure and entertainment, located on Parque do Povo and in its surrounding area exert over the youth from poor peripheral neighborhoods of the city of Presidente Prudente, highlighting the role of the Prudenshopping and Parque do Povo, and the relations between public and private spaces in this context. Also concerns us understanding the ways the young people situate themselves at this, which is one of the leading spaces related to the city night entertainment, either during the day time, or the night time, by the fact that young people from other social classes and greater consumption conditions also converge to this location.

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