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RIDENTI, Marcelo. Artists and intellectuals in post-1960 Brazil. Tempo Soc. [online]. 2005, vol.17, n.1, pp. 81-110. ISSN 0103-2070. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-20702005000100004.
This article is about the progress of Brazilian left wing intellectuals, especially the artists, after the 1960's. In it, we develop the hypothesis of the existence of a structure of feelings of revolutionary Brazilianism, strong until 1968, as an answer to changes in social organization, and how it tended to become de-structured when the whole of society went in another direction. The works by the artists who shared this structure of feelings shared something familiar but there was no total identity among them; at times, they were rivals. The process of conservative modernization of society would professionally institutionalize the artistic and intellectual milieu, keeping it apart from the commitment with critical causes of order. The historical constraints in which certain structures of feelings bore fruit dried up, and, many times, those feelings were transformed into an ideology that legitimized the Brazilian cultural industry.
Keywords : Culture and politics; Brazilian intellectuals; Rebellion and revolution; Structure of feelings; Revolutionary romanticism.