versão impressa ISSN 0103-4979
MACIEL, Fabrício. Nation building and political learning: knowledge-power of brazildom. Cad. CRH [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.60, pp.559-577. ISSN 0103-4979. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-49792010000300008.
This paper seeks to unite comparative theoretical elements among Brazilian and European processes of national construction, in order to analyze the specificity of the former's national myth and its relationship to political learning in Brazil. In order to do this, parts 1 and 2 of this paper seek, in view Michel Foucault's "In defense of society" (2005), to examin the mythological narratives of nation-building processes in England and France respectively. The third part seeks to analyze, mainly in view of the work of Gilberto Freyre, the specificity of the process of nation building and the myth of denial of conflict in Brazil. The final section seeks to analyze a possible elective affinity between the national myth and a disability in political learning in Brazil.
Palavras-chave : nation building; national myth; conflict; political learning; knowledge-power.