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The bourgeois pink of revolution: Antonio Candido and the mission of intellectual in modern Brazil

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Max Luiz Gimenes
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Maria Arminda do Nascimento Arruda; Frederico Alexandre de Moraes Hecker; Luiz Carlos Jackson; Bernardo Ricupero
Advisor: Maria Arminda do Nascimento Arruda

In this work situated in the boundary between the thematic scope of the studies about the Brazilian thought and the Sociology of Culture and Intellectuals we investigate the Antonio Candidos political action, both in theoretical and practical perspectives, in the period anteceding his institutional migration from Sociology to Languages and his later consecration as an intellectual. Particularly, we seek to investigate the original and fruitful way by which the author tried to reconcile socialism and democracy, as well as political activism and academic study, in a historical moment when these elements appeared to him as contradictory pairs and in a concrete reality different from the one that served as basis for the development of the European theoretical matrix in which his generation had been formed. We examine texts published by the author in the period and also the bibliography regarding cultural and political initiatives of which he was part at the time for purposes of contextualization. We thus try to demonstrate how the author found solutions that laid the bases for a possible orientation of political action for the fraction of the social class with which he was identified, the small and middle bourgeoisie of intellectuals and artists committed with social equality. This platform, also called \"radicalism of the middle classes\", is linked to the author\'s diagnosis of the obstacles that the Brazilian historical process and its colonial past forefoot to the modernization of the country and to the emancipation of its dominated social groups. And it aims for favoring the political alliance between middle classes and dominated groups through the \"mission\" attributed to intellectuals as a way of making the necessary transformations for the construction of a more modern and egalitarian country in Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/09913-7 - Antonio Cândido in the Brazilian heterodox left formation (1939-1964)
Grantee:Max Luiz Gimenes
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master