Advanced search
Start date

The dispersion of São Paulo Afroamericans in the 1950s

Grant number: 14/27180-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2015
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal Investigator:Ana Cláudia Castilho Barone
Grantee:João Bittar Fiammenghi
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research proposal has as its main goal the mapping of the territory where black people lived in São Paulo city during the decade of 1950. Such mapping shall be elaborated from previous researches by the sociologists Florestan Fernandes and Roger Bastide and from the material those authors have collected, being always compared to noteworthy literature which theme is the territoriality of Afro descendants in São Paulo city, these gregation in urban spaces and cultural manifestations of the mentioned ethnic group. The decade of 1950 was a turning point for the contingent distribution in São Paulo city, particularly concerning the Afro-Brazilian. Still not pacing with the free-working-based competitive capitalist society of the time, this part of the population, until then contituted by the descendants of freed slaves, by that time acquired a new peculiarity: it was joined by black migrants from other states looking for jobs (mostly switching from farming to work in factories and building) in the growing capital. The period of time in which this research is set in is also justified by epoch-making changes that surpasses the territoriality of black people of São Paulo city as Florestan Fernandes and Roger Bastide's works innovated the research field on the Brazilian ethnicity knowledge and whose works will be the object of study that will evolve into the mapping.

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: