This article discusses the protests that shook Brazil in 2013. The argument grounds itself in the hypothesis that the protests can only be understood by analyzing the current scenario of the country’s class composition, history, and relationship to the civilizational paradigm adopted since the beginning of the country’s republican regime (1889)—a regime that can be summarized succinctly as proceeding from colonialism to positivism.
Hugo Albuquerque; Becoming-Brazil: The Savage Rise of the Class without Name. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 October 2014; 113 (4): 856–865. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-2804201
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