Gender, Space, and the Violence of the Everyday in Parque Industrial

  • Melissa Eden Gormley
Part of the Literatures of the Americas book series (LOA)


In her analysis of Parque Industrial, Gormley tactfully utilizes literature as historical evidence, allowing the reader to more fully examine the richness of the relationship between gender, violence, and space through the lens of everyday. In doing so she affords the reader an opportunity to examine the lives of women who did not operate within their prescribed spaces and roles within the Brazilian context. This work offers an in-depth look into the relationship between the narrative of modernity, constructed and disseminated by the First Vargas administration, and space(s) often defined as dangerous and violent, seeking to more fully understand if such everyday spaces can also be gendered and hold different experiences for women.


Gender Public space Brazil First Vargas Administration 


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  • Melissa Eden Gormley
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin – PlattevillePlattevilleUSA

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