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Speaking of flowers : student movements and the making and remembering of 1968 in military Brazil

Author: Victoria Langland
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2013. ©2013
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Speaking of Flowers is an innovative study of student activism during Brazil's military dictatorship (1964-85) and an examination of the very notion of student activism, which changed dramatically in response to the student protests of 1968. Looking into what made students engage in national political affairs as students, rather than through other means, Victoria Langland traces a gradual, uneven shift in how they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Langland
ISBN: 9780822352983 0822352982 9780822353126 0822353121
OCLC Number: 816030842
Description: xviii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : the molding of 1968 in military Brazil --
Constructing "the house of democratic resistance" : authority and authenticity in university student politics, 1808-1955 --
"Professional students" and political polarization : contested revolutions, 1956-1967 --
From martyrdom and militancy to memory: 1968 in Brazil --
Dark weather: the post-68 storm, 1969-1973 --
Rebuilding the house of memories, 1974-1985.
Responsibility: Victoria Langland.

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