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Memory, truth and justice: an ethnographic study on the making of National Truth Commission in Brazil

Grant number: 12/15601-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Urban Anthropology
Principal Investigator:Bela Feldman-Bianco
Grantee:Desiree de Lemos Azevedo
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This ethnography intends to understand how the National Truth Commission (NTC)becomes part of a set of actions to confront the violence occurred during the Civil - Military dictatorship (1964-1985), also thinking how its constitution challenges organized sectors of Brazilian society that articulate current demands for rights and justice to political speeches and memories about that period. The research should look to the forming process of NTC in a historical perspective on the transition to democracy in the country, and for the initial development of the discussions during the field research. In this process, I am interested in understand how the state and sectors of society reflect on the categories widespread for international agreements on human rights, notably the Organization of American States and the United Nations, which Brazil is a signatory, producing categories and articulating specific means that define the notion of human rights violations in the debates on the NTC. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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DESIRÉE DE LEMOS AZEVEDO. HUMANITARISMO FORENSE ENTRE EXPERTISES TRANSNACIONAIS E TECNOLOGIAS DE GOVERNO: O caso da Vala de Perus. Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais, v. 36, n. 107, . (12/15601-7, 16/15525-0)
Academic Publications
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AZEVEDO, Desiree de Lemos. There is no defeat while the struggle is being made: ethnography among relatives of dead and disappeared people in the brasilian dictatorship. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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