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Revista Estudos Feministas

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RAMOS, MARIA BERNARDETE. To Brazil of my dreams: feminism and modernism in the utopia of Adalzira Bittencourt. Rev. Estud. Fem. [online]. 2002, vol.10, n.1, pp. 11-37. ISSN 0104-026X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-026X2002000100002.

This essay articulates Brazilian writer Adalzira Bittencourt's feminism to the modernist movement in Brazil, drawing relationships between her modernist utopia ¾ which cannot be restricted to concerns about women's power ¾ and the national dream that projected the nation in the 1920s. It also articulates Bittencourt's brand of feminism ¾ in line with the Feminine Republican Party's ideology (in the 1920s and 1930s) and under the influence of eugenic laws or hygienic practices ¾ with the hegemonic discourses emphasizing maternity as women's mission in improving both the race and the nation,.

Keywords : feminism; modernism; eugenics; nationalism.

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