Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers' Movement Transformed Brazilian Education by
Call Number: LC92.B8 T37 2019
"Rebecca Tarlau’s seminal research on the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST) gave way to a new vantage point in social movement pedagogy and the role of education in the grassroots movements. The MST’s educational initiatives are expressed through three forms: land reform, agrarian reform and social transformation (2). The book explores questions of how MST’s 30-year relationship with the state in contentious co-governance generated alternative practices of socio-political, economic and educational changes. Specifically, the question of how pedagogical struggles of the MST elucidate the trajectory of the social movement in disrupting, negotiating and transforming institutional developments and social movement infrastructure. How do engagements with the state and institutions affect grassroots social movements and revolutionary struggles? What are the promises and perils of implementing radical pedagogies in tandem with institutional and governmental involvement? Incorporating Gramsci’s theory of hegemony and an overall Gramscian perspective on MST’s pedagogical experiments, Tarlau offers new perspectives on everyday mobilizations, state-civil society collaboration and prefigurative models of social change in educational activism."