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Struggles for recognition or struggles for redistribution? The MNU and the dilemmas of anti-racism in contemporary Brazil

Grant number: 12/05807-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2012
Effective date (End): January 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal researcher:Josué Pereira da Silva
Grantee:Márcio Henrique Casimiro Lopes Silva Santos
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The reorganization and restructuring policy of the brazilian black movement, which began in the 1970s, have reflected significant changes in their demands, characterized by an emphasis on identity and difference, carrying changes in the forms and strategies of the struggles undertaken. These changes were thus accompanied by theoretical reformulations of these struggles. Among these reformulations, the assumption of a paradigm change, results from the transformation of the central normative objectives of social conflicts. From this scenary, the proposed analysis will seek to penetrate the dynamics of the struggles undertaken by the Movimento Negro Unificado, observing the ambivalence that, according to Nancy Fraser, characterized the struggles of black movements simultaneously, has struggles for recognition and for redistribution, what leads them to the center of this debate. We intend to investigate how the historical claims for equality and the new elements described as the affirmation of difference and identity are articulated, or, how those historical claims for equality were being resignified from these new elements. It is, therefore, a study that seeks to combine empirical research and theoretical reflection. Thus, the sources to be consulted are the texts of the main leaders, congress resolutions, interviews, among others. To perform this search, we should cover the period of formation of MNU in the 1970s, until today, inquiring about the theoretical and political possibility of combining the demands of the movement between recognition and redistribution.

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SANTOS, Márcio Henrique Casimiro Lopes Silva. Struggles for recognition or struggles for redistribution?: The MNU and the dilemmas of anti-racism in contemporary Brasil. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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