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The context of popular protests during the Confederations Cup: between saying or hushing

Micheline Mattedi Tomazi About the author

This paper aims to analyze the song "Calice" by Chico Buarque in dialog with posters present in the social demonstrations that took place in Brazil during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, which harkens back to the Chico Buarque song. For that purpose, we delve into the considerations on silence from Orlandi (1997), Burke (1999), and Dias (1999), as well as the concept of the socio-cognitive context from van Dijk (2001, 2010, 2012). We intend to analyze the use of silence as a discursive strategy to sidestep censorship and understand, from the point of view of the socio-cognitive context, how individuals adapt the poetic word from dictatorial resistance to the new environment of social communication. The results of this study demonstrate that neither the forms of silencing nor the construction of the discursive structures are influenced by the communicative environment, but rather by the context models that each individual constructs for a given event.

song; social demonstrations; context models; silence

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