Category: Human Sciences

Profile of Bolsonaro voters reveals Brazilian variant of far-right populism disease

In contrast to a worldwide trend, in 2018 Brazilian elections the largest share of voters for the far right was registered among better-off citizens, not those left behind by economic modernization. This study also shows that, at odds with the conventional perspective expectations, the better educate did not reject authoritarian values or championed for diversity at the ballot boxes. Read More →

New issue of Manuscrito invites us to consider a genuinely dynamic ontology: Process Metaphysics

In order to develop an essentially dynamic ontology and set free from our “substance metaphysics” bias, relational structures must be brought to the forefront of contemporary metaphysical debates. Read More →

The heritage of political passions in the families of former union militants

This research deals with the political affections in the family of former union militants from ABC Paulista and the corresponding resonance in the forms of political engagement of their sons. Through biographical interviews, this study shows how the constitution of political feelings unfold in the context of private socialization. Read More →

How to overcome educational inequalities in Brazil: equality or equity?

What would be more appropriate to overcome educational inequalities? An egalitarian treatment for all or a different approach to whom needs the most? It is argued that for Brazil to reach better educational results and a fairer social justice, public officials responsible for education policies should adopt a distinct look at pupils living in areas of higher social vulnerability. Read More →

What history tells us about epidemics and the protection of schoolchildren

Studies address the affirmation of nature as a central point in the education, prevention of diseases and leisure of urban populations in the first decades of the twentieth century. The discussions allow us to reflect on the contradictions of outdoor life often being raised as a solution to the evils of urban-industrial society. Read More →

Manuscrito explores the connection between language and reality

We use language to talk about all sorts of things. Species, particles, people, numbers, and so on. How do we do that? How exactly do linguistic expressions hook up with the world? These and other questions about the nature of reference in language are much discussed in the philosophical literature. Read More →

What are the main trends in education privatisation in African countries?

The article aims to compare the differences and the common points in relation to education privatization in 24 African countries considered African fragile and conflict-affected states by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and receive financial support of this fund. The GPE is a relevant actor on the global education policy arena and directly influences national education policies. Read More →

How Latinx immigrant and Muslim refugee engage in critical citizenship practices

The study examines how, during times of racial tension and conflict, Latinx immigrant and Muslim refugee members of an immigrant youth organization have challenged deficit-based narratives through collective action in a community-based educational space. Read More →

Cultures of accountability in indigenous early childhood education in Mexico

The bureaucratization of Indigenous education in Mexico has reduced the opportunities for schools to teach Indigenous languages. Government initiatives that promote the revitalization of languages, have created policy fictions that position minoritized languages in never-ending accountability processes. For these languages to be strengthen, bureaucratic processes need to be reimagined. Read More →

Constellations across borders: Brazilian children and families’ perspectives

How do families stay connected across national boundaries? In this article the author shows from the perspective of children and families how international ties and bonds stay alive even inside a classroom. A deep look into children’s narratives about their grandparents in Brazil reveals the longing that crosses borders. Read More →