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ZUIN, Antonio A. S.. Taboos against teachers today. Educ. Soc. [online]. 2003, vol.24, n.83, pp. 417-427. ISSN 0101-7330.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-73302003000200005.

This paper intends to argue that the current averse representations students have of their teachers, the so called taboos, follow from the symbolic violence teachers exert on them, mainly in the university. If this violent attitude initially causes a sensation of discomfort, it is soon identified as something "inherent" to the teaching and learning process. Therefore, it is often highly prized by teachers and by the students who identify themselves with the professor as an aggressor, while these students look for opportunities to let go of the resentment generated by their daily relationships to their masters.

Keywords : Taboo; Teachers; Resentment; Averse representations.

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