Movimentos sociais contemporâneos: Um balanço da produções de teses e dissertações em Antropologia nos últimos dez anos (2008-2018)

Translated title of the contribution: Contemporary Social Movements: Postgraduate Dissertations in the Brazilian Anthropology (2008 - 2018)

Rosana Pinheiro Machado, Paula Alegria, Lucas Bulgarelli

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This article provides a bibliographic review on social movements in the field of anthropology in Brazil from 2008 to
2018. The research relied on the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) catalog
of master’s and doctoral dissertations. The reason to review graduation monographs is due to the fact that the boom
of studies concerning the contemporary forms of activism are still very recent. These works appear more robust in
the academic outputs that have been written over the last several years, suggesting an emerging interest in the sub‑
ject among Brazilian students. The bibliographic review focused on urban social movements, especially with respect
to several themes: anti-globalization movement, June 2013, and post-June movements; gender and sexuality; black
movement; culture and lifestyle; religious and conservative movements; ecology and environment; police violence,
military dictatorship, and human rights. An ethnographic look at the newest Brazilian academic outputs suggests that
the boundaries between the so-called “new” and “newest” social movements are porous, since both forms of collective
action are mutually constitutive in the profusion of contemporary activism.
Translated title of the contributionContemporary Social Movements: Postgraduate Dissertations in the Brazilian Anthropology (2008 - 2018)
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalRevista Brasileira de Informação Bibliográfica em Ciências Sociais – BIB
Issue number93
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2020


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