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RAFAEL BRAGA CAMPAIGN FOR FREEDOM: ALLIED BODIES AND THE PRODUCTION OF EPISTEMIC COMMUNITIES IN RESPONSE TO ANTINEGRITUDE

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posted on 2021-03-24, 09:10 authored by Rosimeire Barboza da Silva, Viviane de Melo Resende

ABSTRACT In this paper our aim is to deepen the discussion on discursive aspects of Rafael Braga's case, especially around the Campaign for Rafael Braga's Freedom. Taking Rancière's political philosophy alongside Kress and van Leeuwen's multimodality studies and the structural perspective of racism in Brazil, we look at the speeches of members of the Campaign for Rafael Braga's Freedom and other actors around the theme, and for multimodal artifacts produced in this context of collective mobilization. Without intending to carry out a critical discourse analysis, we assume the task of conducting a discourse criticism. Linguistics in this paper is not taken as analytical categories, but we understand and emphasize the relevance of language and discourse for the scenes of disagreement that the Rafael Braga's case of the Campaign for his freedom engender. For this, we use part of the ethnography that we have been developing over the past six years.

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