A Fascist Coney Island? Salazar's Dictatorship, Popular Culture and Technological Fun, 1933-1943

Jaume Valentines-Álvarez, Jaume Sastre-Juan

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Abstract

This chapter deals with the place of amusement parks in Lisbon’s geographies of leisure during the first decade of the Estado Novo (1933–1943). At a time in which the regime was developing its own model of fascist modernity, what form did the international, urban and mechanical fun of amusement parks take under Salazarism? By analyzing the different regimes of pleasure of the three major spaces of technological fun of the period (the Luna Parque at the Eduardo VII Park, 1933–35; the amusement park of the 1940 Exhibition of the Portuguese World in Belém; the Feira Popular created in 1943 in Palhavã) we explore the relations between global mass culture and the cultural program of the Estado Novo.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience, Technology and Medicine in the Making of Lisbon, 1840-1940
EditorsAna Simões, Maria Paula Diogo
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Chapter14
Pages391–418
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-51344-0
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-51624-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

Publication series

NameCultural Dynamics of Science
PublisherBrill
Volume4
ISSN (Print)2351-9932

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