Transformation and ‘Human Values’ in the Landless Workers' Movement of Brazil

  title={Transformation and ‘Human Values’ in the Landless Workers' Movement of Brazil},
  author={Alex James Flynn},
Social movements often seek transformation in wider society, but they are also themselves subject to the fluidity and ephemerality of the environments in which they operate. Academic literature has long held the view that social movements inevitably come to be beset by institutionalisation and a loss of relevance, and in Brazil, where socio-economic change has been so dynamic, the future of the Landless Workers’ Movement (Movimento dos Sem Terra (MST)) has been called into question. This… CONTINUE READING


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