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Intelectuals in moviment : Comuna and the antineoliberal hegemonic construction in Bolivia

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Rodrigo Santaella Gonçalves
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Armando Boito Junior; Gilberto Maringoni de Oliveira
Advisor: Alvaro Gabriel Bianchi Mendez

Neoliberalism started to go into a deep crisis in Bolivia in the year 2000. From that time, a lot of social demonstrations turned the Andean country into an open stage to the dispute between different projects of society. In this context, and in direct relations with the major social movements in the country, Comuna Group produced their theoretical elaborations and joined in the public debate. This thesis has three major theoretical axes, connected with each other: a gramscian debate about the role played by the intellectuals in hegemony disputes in society; the perception of the social crisis as a potential moment to the production of knowledge in abigarrada societies like the Bolivian; and the Marxism's development in a specific social context, through what's called nationalization of Marxism. Through this theoretical trajectory, it's shown how Comuna's origins are deeply connected to the neoliberal hegemony's crisis in Bolivia and how their relations played an important role on the agglutination of the struggling collectivities and the generation of common sense from the subaltern groups in Bolivian society. Last, this thesis also debates the Comuna's principal theoretical elaborations in this context, and their potential to develop Marxism in Bolivia. The neoliberal crisis created conditions to the production of critical knowledge within Bolivian society. Comuna played a central role on the construction of an antineoliberal consensus in Bolivia. The process of theoretical production which grounded this consensus can be described as a nationalization of Marxism, especially in Alvaro Garcia Linera and Luis Tapia's thoughts (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/15586-5 - Intellectuals in movement: Comuna and the antineoliberal hegemonic construction in Bolivia
Grantee:Rodrigo Santaella Gonçalves
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master