“Book on 60 years of Contag brings to light ‘resistance of marginalised political subjects’”
Contag, born in December 1963, was a prominent figure in rural trade union organization in Brazil. He was a key figure in the Rural Workers’ Trade Union Movement (MSTTR) and was often overlooked in historical analyses. However, researcher Marco Antonio Teixeira focuses on Contag’s trajectory and the “double discomfort” caused by the book’s lack of data and reputation. The author highlights the importance of examining other stories that have shaped Brazil’s country, such as the resistance of marginalized political subjects, including rural political subjects. Teixeira also analyzes the changes in production and the role of rural workers in combating chronic food insecurity in Brazil. The researcher believes that rural workers are primarily responsible for food production, which is a widely held view among social movements.
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