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On-line version ISSN 1678-4626
PINO, Angel. Violence, education and society: a look on contemporaneous Brazil. Educ. Soc. [online]. 2007, vol.28, n.100, pp. 763-785. ISSN 1678-4626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-73302007000300007.
A daily topic in the Brazilian press, violence has become a constant concern for Brazilians. Rich in violent events, both Brazilian and international histories clearly show this phenomenon is neither new nor exclusive to Brazil. Novelty lies in the uncommon and daring forms it nowadays takes on in this country. This paper explores some of the most important ones The first one regards the conceptual aspects and shows the different meanings that define violence, crime and transgression; the violence-rationality relation is also discussed. The second one approaches the issue of the relation between violence and the historical, social, economical and political conditions of society. The last one discusses the role of education in general and of school education in particular to prepare the new generations to a kind of social relationships that makes violence unnecessary
Keywords : Violence; Violence and society; Violence and education; Violence in Brazil.