Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Giovanna Imbernon. According to Prof. Dr. Renata, "The construction of feminist alliances found new spheres to express solidarity, to nourish common goals, and to achieve visibility in the virtual spheres, recruiting so many new voices and, above all, but not only, a new generation of young feminists. Undoubtedly, the Internet created new spheres and tools for social mobilizations. Still, the initial enthusiasm about the positive effects of new democratic forms of alliances in and through the Internet showed its negative sides by reinforcing fragmentation, polarization, and dispute."
Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech, Giovanna Imbernon. According to Prof. Dr. Rafael, "Living in a city implies, simultaneously, localizing oneself in a place that is part of a larger scheme of things: a region, a country, a hemisphere, the world. Our daily experience is informed by sensorial and perceptual experiences but also other less tangible experiences, not visible, estranged, but which in some way are part of our lives and our world. In other words, a city is an existential territory."
Translated, reviewed, and edited by Anna Paula Bennech and Giovanna Imbernon. According to Prof. Dr. Pedro, "I would add artists like Emicida, Adriana Varejão, or Chico Buarque and writers like Djamila Ribeiro and Silvio Almeida to the list of current "interpreters of Brazil." The essayism of the 1920s and 1930s has surely gained new forms. A documentary-lecture-concert like Emicida's "AmarElo" is an outstanding "hermeneutic" achievement, to use a philosophical term. From Emicida and through the visualization of what, a hundred years ago, was seen as a heritage to be overcome, we can understand a huge historical debt: the evils of slavery that still remain in the Republic."
Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Giovanna Imbernon. According to Prof. Dr. Silvana, "Regarding Bolsonaro's succession in 2022, I think the right-wing is competing for space, and the left-wing is out of the game. Bolsonaro managed to unify the right-wing in 2018 with his anti-PT speech, and the 2022 unifying force may be the anti-Bolsonaro discourse. However, the question remains: Who will be Bolsonaro's nemesis?"
Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech, Giovanna Imbernon, and Matheus Hebling. According, to Dr. Britta, "In the past few years, almost every country in the region was affected by massive anti-government protests; contestations around elections; the interruption of presidential mandates due to impeachment, military interference, or pressure from the streets, often followed by unpopular interim governments; and high levels of polarization. These events happened against the background of persistent 'defects' of democracy, such as insufficient protection of political rights and civil liberties, the problematic behavior of executives that characterize the presidential systems of the region, the military presence in public and political life, and a sustained high level of socioeconomic inequality, which transforms into political inequality."
Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Matheus Hebling. Dr. David Meek (Assistant Professor of Global Studies, University of Oregon) is an environmental anthropologist, critical geographer, and food systems education scholar with area specializations in Brazil and India. Professor Meek theoretically grounds his research in a synthesis of political ecology, critical pedagogy, and agrarian studies. His interests include sustainable agriculture, social movements, and environmental education.
Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Matheus Hebling. According to Dr. Denise, "While child marriage rates have declined in the entire world since the 1980s, Latin America has not yet reached a decreasing trend. According to UNICEF statistics, in Latin America, one woman in four aged between 20 and 24 was married before reaching 18 years old (but after the age of 15). Moreover, 5% of women were married before reaching the age of 15."
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