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The Sights and Voices of Dispossession: The Fight for the Land and the Emerging Culture of the MST (The Movement of the Landless Rural Workers of Brazil)


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Emerging culture by media type -> Children's drawings 16 resources (Organized by Else R P Vieira. Translation © Thomas Burns.)

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Culture: Icons, symbols, and monuments
Culture: The revision of history


Jean Carlos Wais da Silva
(14 years old, 25 de maio Primary Agricultural School, Chico Mendes Settlement, in Friburgo, state of Santa Catarina.) Reproduced with the permission of the MST São Paulo


Representations of violence in Brazil
(Several representations of violence in Brazil: the fence of exclusion from the latifundium, the dead Indians, the President holding a weapon and wearing a hat with the drawing of the flag of the United States.)

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November 2002

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Children's drawings
Presented in 3 national contests. The Brazil we want: their life projects arising from the experience of dispossession and of a contingent life; Brazil, how old are you?: their revision of official historiography. Happy Birthday, MST: the impact of the Movement on their lives.
Else R P Vieira

See also: Drawings of the Landless Children: History under Revision

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