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How does a Brazilian thinker arise: a study about Raymundo Faoro personal diaries (1943-1952)

Grant number: 19/22199-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2020
Effective date (End): July 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal Investigator:Lilia Katri Moritz Schwarcz
Grantee:Paulo Augusto Franco de Alcântara
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Raymundo Faoro plays a relevant role in the history of ideas in Brazil, being one of the best known interpreters, not only in academic circles, but also in the field of politics, legal practice and journalism. In this project we will address 20 personal diaries written by the author between 1943 and 1951, during which time he lived in the city of Porto Alegre as a law student. In addition to the publication of this totally unpublished content, we are interested in investigating and describing the process of constitution of these diaries, relating it to the formation and self-construction of the young thinker and "self-writer", as defined by Michel Foucault. Such an approach requires us to recover the cultural context of the time in search of the individual's relations with the broader planes of life: the city, the country, society, theory, politics and the economy. Potentially, the research will contribute not only to studies about the formation of this author, but to the field of the history of ideas in Brazil from the perspective of anthropology about personal archives. (AU)