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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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Cultural categories by media type: The media specificity of landless cultural expression.

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 Culture: Rehabilitation of traditions and country culture

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Culture: Icons, symbols, and monuments


Photo by Malcolm McNee, 2001. Reproduced by permission.


"Prophet", unsigned painting dated 1999 and located in the Agrarian Reform Store, state of São Paulo. The sharp contrast between brown and green earth and blue sky, the masculine and feminine forms, and the title combine to evoke a utopian sense of harmony, between humanity and nature and between men and women.

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Paintings : Edited by Malcolm McNee. Translation © Else R P Vieira.


November 2002

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Painting and Sculpture
Individual artists portray the dignity and hopes of the Landless, helping to re-signify the term from a negative -- those without the means of production and social reproduction -- into a positive. Paintings and sculptures also draw upon and further invest with meaning symbols of the collective history and aspirations of the MST: tools, the fence, the movement's flag; the land, both as barren and divided and as lush and accommodating human habitation.
Else R P Vieira

See also: The Plastic Arts in the MST: Beauty as a Human Right

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