“Brazil is not for amateurs” is a common saying in Brazil regarding the, let us say, dynamic political environment. Some might even say Brazilian politics would provide a good script for a season of House of Cards. In this context, we need experts to speak about political complexities from a broader perspective. In this interview, […]
In Brazil, several studies have been dedicated to discussing the new configurations and the re-spatialization of the automotive industry in recent years. The assumption is that there was a process of deconcentration of production about traditional producing regions from the 1990s on. The reasons why companies in the sector sought these new territories fostered two sets of explanations.
This article is based on two premises: The first is to show that democracies weaken no longer through authoritarian institutions, but rather people who are within the democratic game and favor flexible institutions and laws to lead the country to an authoritarian regime; the second is that cases like Hungary's, it can make us learn so that we have stronger democracies.
The emergence of the information society in the second half of the 20th century and the widespread dissemination of communication and information technologies (ICTs) in the first half of the 21st century, imposed new rhythms on the institutions, reached the intimate constitution of the subjects, and transformed irreversibly the models of social interaction. Although traditional structures continue to guarantee the support of hierarchies and social rules, they no longer meet the desires of social subjects who are sometimes disoriented amid the turmoil of uncertainty that marks contemporary societies.
The Federal Constitution of 1988, as a political charter, brings in the unity of its articles guarantees, freedom and fundamental rights and can also be defined as a guiding roadmap, in all aspects of our life, for social participation and inclusion; socio-political collaboration and integration.
Communication and its Application in Education for the Development of Environmental Awareness: a bibliographic study of the importance of persuasive communication in the educational formation of the individual
This article addresses a topic of great worldwide relevance, as it proposes reflections on the use of communication, to help raise awareness of a real and growing problem: environmental preservation. Based on works by renowned authors, the discussion points to a new perspective for environmental education. It mentions communication strategies used as a link between informative speeches on the subject and awareness and effectiveness of attitudes that preserve nature.
Although the pandemic circumstances have aroused a new set of global challenges and enhanced many old ones, it has not extinguished regional differences. Comparative analysis lenses help understand regional historical particularities and their impact on transnational and international interactions and relations. And this is how Dr. Britta Weiffen analyses Latin American democracies in this insightful interview. Moreover, she […]
In Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, decisionism is already part of the reality, as one can identify among the various threats against the Supreme Court and its ministers, as well as in protests calling for the Supreme Court’s closure. If these demonstrations were isolated and had no support from state agents, there would be no ground for concern. However, several people in power positions compact with this idea For instance, here are 6 signs of an ongoing decisionist project in Brazil.
Amid the 2019 carnival, the federal government had reduced the participation of civil society in the deliberative spheres of power, and thus, entered (through the back door) in a classic phenomenon of Political Anthropology: the Carnivalization of Politics or, as we call it here, the cannibalization of CF88.
Sharing knowledge through anthropological archives of the Bancroft library: a research note on Curt Nimendaju and Robert Lowie
The anthropological legacy of the German-Brazilian researcher Curt Unckel Nimuendaju (1883-1945) has been the subject of many reflections in the last decade. His works were developed in dozens of indigenous tribes and imply a broader network, involving Brazilian and international institutions. In this short text, I would like to present some notes about Curt Nimuendaju and Robert Lowie (1883-1958) partnership. It came from the post-doctoral research entitled “From the urban institutions to the electronic sites: an ethnography of photographic collections and anthropological archives in Berkeley”. A general question guided it: how can we reflect upon the processes of digitization of anthropological images and archives, their conditions of use and online availability, ethical issues, policies, and potentialities of its contemporary uses? Another correlated question is about how archive collections were formed and managed throughout the time?