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FA-57197-13

Christopher Dunn
Tulane University (New Orleans, LA 70118-5698)

The Contracultura: Alternative Arts and Emergent Social Movements under Military Rule in Brazil, 1964-1985

This project will contribute to an emerging body of scholarly literature that addresses diverse forms of cultural expression during period of military rule in Brazil (1964-85). I focus on what in Brazil is known as the contracultura, a complex set of ideas and practices about artistic creation, political action, and social transformation that emerged within the left-wing opposition. I will focus on connections between avantgarde art, experimental literature, popular culture, and new social movements of the 1970s. I analyze a wide variety of sources, including the work of visual artists, writers, filmmakers, and pop musicians, as well as mainstream and alternative journalism, police records, and government documents, in order to reveal overlooked dimensions of artistic, social, and political resistance to authoritarian rule.

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Project fields:
Latin American Studies

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2013 – 6/30/2014