Politics of memory of the recent past in Brazil: the federal government’s role in constructing collective memory between 2003 and 2016

dc.contributor.advisor Maio, Ana : De
dc.contributor.author Frías Sampaio, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.other Walter, Kirsty (translator from Spanish to English for EUROTRAD snc.)
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-30T14:33:30Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-30T14:33:30Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description LATMA - Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Latin America and the Caribbean, University of San Martin (Buenos Aires) en_US
dc.description Global Campus - Latin America-Caribbean
dc.description Second semester University: University of Buenos Aires
dc.description.abstract Towards the end of the 2010s, the Brazilian federal government once again made discussions about the recent past – regarding the military regime that occurred between 1964 and 1985 – public. This time, however, these discussions are characterized by its revisionism and negationism, with an outlook opposing that built by successive governments in the time since the democratic transition in the country. Beginning with an attempt to understand some of the factors that led to the current scenario, this thesis describes and analyses the politics of memory about the recent past that were promoted by the federal government between 2003 and 2016, during the mandates of the Workers Party (PT), regarding its role in shaping the collective memory in the country. To do this, I studied the historical background research on redemocratization in Brazil and the first public politics of memory between 1985 and 2002. I then focused specifically on the politics of memory during the period under investigation, to finish with an examination the institutional peculiarities in the Brazilian case, made clear in presidential speeches and in internal disputes. This provides a picture of these politics, and the collective memory they created. I used a descriptive qualitative methodology to write this thesis. Although official documents and journalistic sources were the main basis for this research, I used variety of available sources of data and information. This allowed me to undertake an analysis of primary sources – namely laws, decrees, administrative acts, programs, reports, publications, and presidential speeches – linked to the federal government’s action on memory policies. I also had access to various bibliographical collections and research background on the subject addressed, in addition to two interviews. The main question that I sought to answer in this research was: what role did the politics of memory from the federal government between 2003 and 2016 play in constructing memory of the recent past in Brazil? Keywords: politics of memory, transitional justice, collective memory en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://doi.org/20.500.11825/1826
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.25330/729
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Global Campus of Human Rights en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Global Campus awarded theses 2018/2019;
dc.subject collective memory en_US
dc.subject memory en_US
dc.subject Brazil en_US
dc.subject transitional justice en_US
dc.title Politics of memory of the recent past in Brazil: the federal government’s role in constructing collective memory between 2003 and 2016 en_US
dc.title.alternative Políticas de la memoria sobre el pasado reciente en Brasil: el rol del gobierno federal en la construcción de la memoria colectiva entre 2003 y 2016 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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