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How Violent Epistemology Shapes the Contexts Surrounding Schools: Brazil, São Paulo, and the Baixada

  • Beth M. Titchiner
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Part of the Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice book series (CPTRP)

Abstract

This chapter begins to demonstrate how the conceptual framework developed in Chaps.  3 and  4 applies in practice, by showing how violent epistemology has shaped the global, national, local, and historical contexts in which schools are situated. Using the case-study school of DCX in São Paulo, Brazil, this chapter demonstrates how violent epistemology can be seen to have shaped Brazil’s colonisation and transformation into a society marked by extreme social inequality which, despite the country’s economic growth, has persisted throughout the industrial and neoliberal eras, to produce a scenario in which inner-city neighbourhoods marked by social neglect, violent crime, poor quality housing, and destitution are actively perpetuated by the enactment of violent epistemology at a range of structural levels.

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  • Beth M. Titchiner
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