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Catholicism and labour: militant culture of Belo Horizonte workers (1909-1941)

Grant number: 10/09126-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2010
Effective date (End): April 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal Investigator:Claudio Henrique de Moraes Batalha
Grantee:Deivison Gonçalves Amaral
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:06/57297-1 - Workers in Brazil: identities, rights and politics (17th to the 20th Century), AP.TEM


The thesis proposed here aims to investigate the formation process of a Catholic militant culture and Catholic workers' action in Belo Horizonte, since the founding of the first lay Catholic organization in 1909 until the early 1940s, whereas struggles for space, the flourishing of Catholic option for dealing with the social question and specific everyday experiences, and also the strategies to fight for improvements in working and life conditions. Accordingly, it seeks to understand how the lay Catholic activism set up and understand the experiences shared by workers, who have made include a confessional culture in political activism. That done, you can reappraise the activism of workers who have often been excluded from the labor movement by the historiography of work.

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AMARAL, Deivison Gonçalves. Catholicism and Labour: the militant culture of Belo Horizonte workers (Brazil, 1909-1941). 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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