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The rhetoric of common enemies in the racial prerequisites to naturalized citizenship before 1952
This dissertation examines the rhetorical strategy by which groups unite against common enemies as it appears in a series of judicial cases between 1878 and 1952 deciding whether petitioners for naturalization in the United ...
(Re)constructing a Brazilian model city : discourses of exceptionalism in making and imagining Curitiba, 1900-1945
My dissertation examines the putative success of Curitiba, the Brazilian capital of Paraná, and seeks to understand how it came to be touted as the model city of Brazil. The standard explication for Curitiba’s success ...