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Conversando com a direita: polarização perniciosa no Brasil e a filosofia de Paulo Freire

Vrydagh, Fanny and Jiménez-Martínez, César ORCID: 0000-0002-2921-0832 (2021) Conversando com a direita: polarização perniciosa no Brasil e a filosofia de Paulo Freire. MATRIZes, 15 (3). 223 - 243. ISSN 1982-2073

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Identification Number: 10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v15i3p223-243


The last decade has witnessed the development of pernicious polarization in Brazil, partly due to the emergence of a conservative, populist-nationalist, and neoliberal agenda. This article addressees the viewpoints of individuals who identify themselves as part of the right-wing, drawing on 21 semi-structured interviews with members of the Movimento Brasil Livre. By analyzing the interviews through the philosophy of Paulo Freire, we show how their narrative of oppression echoes Freire’s ideas of conscientization and liberation in form but not in substance. We also suggest that a Freirean approach opens new ways to discuss and potentially unlock pernicious polarization, incorporating a significant distinction between sectarians and radicals.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2023 15:45
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 04:13

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