Social Movements and Protests in Brazil in 2013-What's New?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 3:50 PM
Room: 411
Oral Presentation
Maria da Gloria GOHN , Education, Universidad Estatal de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Social movements and protests in Brazil in 2013-what's new?

The paper analyzes the new cycle of demonstrations that have taken place in Brazil from June 2013, which took about one and a half million people to the streets and earned international media headlines. The text examines three relevant moments: June 2013-July 2013 and September 2013. It examines three questions: First: who are the actors who make up the demonstrations, which the movements, organizations and social collectives in action; what are your proposals and differences, what is the role of young people and the use of media and social technologies. In the second block: what are the main practices, which like feature relations of cooperation and of political confrontation; what are the social impacts and innovations produced in society and political institutions. Third block: what the character and sense of the demonstrations, what's the point of the ongoing democratic process, what are the main ideologies present, which social theories that have been used to explain them, as these are dovetailed with similar demonstrations at the international level.