Mother Militant and Military Sons

Friday, 20 July 2018: 09:15
Oral Presentation
Penha Da Glória DOS SANTOS, University Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil
Rosana SCHWARTZ, University Presbiterian Mackenzie, Brazil
Roseli NASCIMENTO, University Presbiterian Mackenzie - São Paulo, Brazil
Mother militant and military children

In Brazil, the current context of governmental instability is marked by the strong shift to the right-wing of political relations in the world. To retake some dynamics, as memories, may be interesting, as regards the understanding of internal emotional conflicts from a case study of a black family from the periphery in São Paulo, highlighting their counterpoints: on the one hand, the militant mother of social movements left-wing ecclesiastical and other, military sons who, in one way or another, participated in the most dense and persecutory moments of the military dictatorship, beginning in 1964.On the side of the sons, the great fear of a possible confrontation targeting the mother (and later the sister); the fear that other elements in the service of the dictatorial force could reach his family, and also the tension if his superiors discovered that his family participated in the body of insurgent actions. This fear permeated relations and particularly pervaded the very existence of these people who found themselves in this dilemma.On her mother's side, she had no afraid, despite seeing many of her peers being arrested, tortured, raped or missing. She had a strong conviction that what they were doing was right, good and fair.This proposal of this case study seeks to reflect and find clues to the situations which, even today, can present themselves in the daily life of the participants of the social movements that now emerging. How do they coexist, make agreements and combinations and solve their impasses?For the development of this work, we will make interviews with the remnants of the family, leaders of that time and people who have experienced these moments and their struggles. It will also be developed a bibliographical research to anchor the work theoretically.