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Author Butler U.M., Princeswal M.
Title Cultures of participation: Young peoples engagement in the public sphere in Brazil

Butler U.M., Princeswal M.; Cultures of participation: Young peoples engagement in the public sphere in Brazil ;Community Development Journal vol:45.0 issue: 3.0 page:335.0

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Abstract This paper is based on recent research conducted in Brazil on young peoples understanding and practices of public action. The research examines some of the initiatives in which young people today participate: community organizations, cultural groups and social movements, and asks what this engagement means in their day-to-day lives. The paper also examines the historical processes that have come to shape this present field of public action and identifies the emergence of new forms of political engagement through cultural forms which provide a key entry point for young peoples participation. The paper provides an analysis of the ways in which young people often come to be engaged in forms of public action through cultural forms, such as music, dance, cinema, theatre, photography, which are used by a number of groups as tools for critical reflection, or conscientização, and as a means for personal and community development. The paper explores these processes and goes on to identify a genealogy in the non-governmental sector of an alternative pedagogy that was much influenced by Paulo Freire but which gains new forms through the use of various elements of contemporary popular culture and different types of information and communication technologies. © Oxford University Press and Community Development Journal. 2010. All rights reserved. For permissions, please email: [email protected].


DOI 10.1093/cdj/bsq027
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